If you ever seen me out and about, chances are you’ll see me wearing something of Camp Brand Goods. Whether it’s their t-shirts, sweaters or toques, if the day requires clothing, I’ll likely be wearing Camp Brand Goods.
Not only is it a fantastic Calgary company, they also make incredibly comfy and durable clothing. According to their instagram, I’m supposed to be wearing it while I’m out camping or canoeing, but I think it’s perfect for Netflixing and eating take out. So whatever floats you boat.
Just over a year ago, the company’s owners Connor and Leslie released a special project called In It Together. They wanted to do something to help the LGTBQ community after the horrific Pulse shootings, so they took their iconic logo and added a beautiful rainbow. $10 from every t-shirt went to Camp Fyrefly, which is Canada’s only national leadership retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, questioning, and allied youth. The t-shirts proved so popular, that they soon added sweaters and hats. $20 from the sweaters go to the camp, and $5 from the hat.
It was a relatively easy gesture, that’s resulted in an amazing results:
So awesome to see all the Camp tees at the parade today! Thanks to you guys we have raised $30000 for @campfyrefly so far, which is enough to send 100 LGBTQ youth to summer camp. After chatting with many past & current campers today, Camp fYrefly is an invaluable support system for those who would otherwise feel alone. Thanks to @sid_rob for this awesome pic of one of our favourite kiddos!
That’s right. In just over a year, this Calgary shop has donated nearly $30,000 from the sales. It costs about $300 each to send a kid to Camp Fyrefly, so that donation alone helps send 100 kids to camp! That’s just a mind-blowing number. What’s even more impressive is that they are just a small company in Calgary. I say “just” because that’s a huge sum of money, that will undoubtedly change lives. I find the gesture so inspiring, I’m hoping others will hop on board and make sure this Camp Fyrefly continues to be able to welcome more and more youth.