Calgary’s Camp Brand Goods donates big money to LGTBQ youth charity!
Sep 05, 2017
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.