Charitable Giving

Philanthropy, Social Entrepreneurship, Charitable Giving.

No matter the label, Local Laundry has embarked on an ambitious mission to be a leader in charitable giving in the small business space.

Where it started:

It all started with a $100 cheque. 

To celebrate our first 100 t-shirts sold, we donated $100 to the Calgary Drop In Centre. We were able to see first hand the impact that every single dollar has on the community, and how valuable it is to give back.

Charities need our help.

Every dollar counts. 

We were hooked. How could we truly bake this into our mission? 

Fast forward to today, and at the core of what we've built is a company that gives back. We've set an aggressive target of raising $1M for various charities by 2030, which as a small business, is no easy feat. The great part is, we're well on our way there. As a socially conscious brand that builds community in everything we do, it's no wonder we're so focused on giving back in any way we can. 

Below is a list of charities, organizations, events, and fundraisers we've donated to in the past:

AARCS
Access Community Capital Fund Small Business Relief Fund
Accessible Housing
Alberta Cancer Care
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation
Annual Jann Arden Charity Golf Tournament in Support of Enviros
Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary
Autism Canada
Believe in the Gold
Bike To Work Day
Boobyball 
Brenda's House - Children's Cottage Society
Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids
Calgary Cancer Society
Calgary Drop In
Calgary Flames Foundation
Calgary Food Bank
Calgary Parks Foundation
Calgary Zoo Animal Care Fundraiser
Canada Helps COVID 19 Care Fund
Canadian Red Cross
Canadian Sports Institute
Centre for Sexuality
Chic Geek
Children's Hospital
Dress For Success
End of The Rainbow Foundation
Faculty of Arts Students' Association at the University of Calgary
Fostering Change
Girl Guide 
Grow Calgary
Inn From the Cold Calgary
Kids Cancer Care
Kids Up Front Calgary
KidSport Edmonton
KidSport Society of Calgary
Loose Moose Theatre
McMann Youth Family Services
MRU Nursing Program
Pacekids Programs
Pawsitive Match
Project Nightlight
Rainbow Railroad
Rethink Breast Cancer
The Alex Centre Community Youth Health & Social Programs
The Mighty Max Silent Auction.   
United Way Calgary
United Way Calgary Covid Relief
University of Calgary Women's Soccer Team
Women in Needs Society
Youth Bureau Ottawa

 

As of December 2021, Local Laundry has raised over $100,000 for Canadian charities.