We're thrilled to announce that we've achieved a milestone on our way to donating a million dollars by 2030. With the help of our customers and community we've donated $100,000 to Canadian charities!
As part of our mission to donate a million dollars to local charities by 2030, we're one-tenth of the way there. We've used our Canadian-made garments as vehicles in order to empower our customers to get involved and give back to vulnerable communities in Canada.
Since 2015, we've donated to over 60 different charities across the country, including the Alberta Cancer Center, Youth Bureau Ottawa, Rainbow Railroad, Autism Canada, KidSport Edmonton, Girl Guides of Canada and more. We want to continue to build community through Canadian-made garments. By using clothing as a way to give back to local charities, it offers a way for our customers to contribute to causes they are passionate about.
“It gives our community a reason to get involved, a reason to be part of something that’s bigger than themselves, bigger than ourselves even, “ said Connor Curran, Co-Founder of Local Laundry. “Just because we’re a small business doesn’t mean we can’t have a big impact.”
It all started with a $100 dollar cheque. To celebrate our first-ever 100 t-shirts sold, we donated $100 to the Calgary Drop-In Centre. We could see firsthand the impact that every single dollar has on the community and how valuable it is to give back.
“We have always included a charitable component to the Local Laundry business, “said Dustin Paisley, Co-Founder of Local Laundry. “In the beginning, we donated 10 per cent of our profits to local charities. Over the years that donation piece has developed to working with partners, other businesses and entrepreneurs to create the cause of impact even greater and we’re excited to see where the next years take us!”
We've committed our business to creating Canadian-made garments that empower the Canadian supply chain, ethically employ Canadian workers who can earn a liveable wage and donate back to organizations supporting vulnerable communities.
To learn more about how we give back, our story and how you can get involved, visit their website. If you have questions, rude remarks or feel like having a chat, email Local Laundry at email@example.com. Keep your laundry local and support Canadian-made garments.