THE CAMPAIGN

CALGARY GIVES

Calgary is a city built on community, and whether it was the flood of 2013, or the economic downturn we’re still fighting through, we’ve proven that when things get tough, we can turn to our neighbours for support.

The holiday season makes a big difference in the lives of our city’s local businesses, so we saw an opportunity to promote supporting some of Calgary’s coolest shops, restaurants, products and services, all while making a difference in the life of a local charity that makes a difference in the lives of others.

Thanks to everybody who participated in the #calgarygives campaign! We had over 20 local businesses donate products or a portion of their proceeds, and in total we raised over $2200 for the Even Start Foundation!

Make sure to come back in June of 2017 as we look to support even more local charities.

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THE CHARITY

EVEN START FOUNDATION

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The Even Start Foundation is a local, Made in Calgary charity that was founded 29 years ago, with the goal of providing support services to children that come from abusive or volatile homes. Dedicated to enabling students to enter Grade 1 on an equal footing with their more fortunate peers, Even Start provides comprehensive educational and therapeutic programs to kids between the ages of 3 and 5.

Even Start accomplishes these goals by providing children with a safe place that is predictable, establishes boundaries, and gives opportunity them to form healthy relationships with those around them. Additionally, they provide students with speech and occupational therapy, transportation to and from their programs, food, and support for parents.

For more information on the great work the Even Start Foundation accomplishes, visit their website.

SHOP AND DONATE

TWO WAYS TO GIVE BACK

Between November 28th and December 16th there are two ways to do a whole lot of good in YYC, and both include helping the Even Start Foundation with all the incredible work they do, and getting your hands on some of the products and food that make our city so unique.

SHOP LOCAL

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During #calgarygives, some of our city’s best local businesses are donating a portion of their proceeds towards the Even Start foundation. It’s time to do some Christmas shopping anyway, so why not support a local entrepreneur, and enable an incredibly local charity to make a difference in the lives of some local kids all at the same time? Participating businesses are below, so plan your shopping trip accordingly!

DONATE & WIN

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Want to donate directly to the Even Start Foundation? Please do! Select “I am part of the Made in Calgary initiative” while donating, and you’ll be entered to win one of two Made in Calgary prize packs, featuring gifts and products from local businesses, valued at over $1500 total! Any donation amount, even $1, is entered to win, so you can do some good and potentially score some prizes all at the same time!

THE PRODUCTS

BUSINESSES DONATING PROCEEDS

LOCAL LAUNDRY

Local Laundry Apparel is donating 10% of the proceeds from their online sales to the Even Start Program throughout the month of December.
Local Laundry Apparel is donating 10% of the proceeds from their online sales to the Even Start Program throughout the month of December.

SECRET BARREL

In collaboration with Clive Burger, Secret Barrel rum is donating $1 from their boozy shakes at Clive Burger to the Even Start Foundation.
In collaboration with Clive Burger, Secret Barrel rum is donating $1 from their boozy shakes at Clive Burger to the Even Start Foundation.

YYC BEESWAX

10% of the sales from every candle-making kit will be donated to the Even Start Foundation during the Calgary Gives campaign.
10% of the sales from every candle-making kit will be donated to the Even Start Foundation during the Calgary Gives campaign.

REAL TREAT

5% of sales from Real Treat Kitchen's Lemon Sables, Salted Caramel Shorties, Dark Chocolate, and Double Dark cookies will go to Even Start
5% of sales from Real Treat Kitchen's Lemon Sables, Salted Caramel Shorties, Dark Chocolate, and Double Dark cookies will go to Even Start

DOODLE DOGS

During the Calgary Gives campaign, Doodle Dogs is donating $5 from every winter jacket sold to the Even Start Foundation.
During the Calgary Gives campaign, Doodle Dogs is donating $5 from every winter jacket sold to the Even Start Foundation.

COOKIE MAMA

20% of all sales from Cookie Mama's decorated holiday cookies will go to the Even Start Foundation during the Calgary Gives campaign
20% of all sales from Cookie Mama's decorated holiday cookies will go to the Even Start Foundation during the Calgary Gives campaign

UTB FASHIONS

10% of sales on April Cornell linens and Lola jeans are going to the Even Start Foundation during the campaign.
10% of sales on April Cornell linens and Lola jeans are going to the Even Start Foundation during the campaign.

METRO ELEMENT

10% of the net proceeds from the sale of holiday floral arrangements are going to the Even Start Foundation.
10% of the net proceeds from the sale of holiday floral arrangements are going to the Even Start Foundation.

STYLED TO SPARKLE

25% of Styled to Sparkle's art prints will go towards the Even Start Foundation during the campaign
25% of Styled to Sparkle's art prints will go towards the Even Start Foundation during the campaign

WILD ROSE BREWERY

During the month of December, Wild Rose Brewery is donating $.25 from every pint of IPA sold in the taproom to the Even Start Foundation.
During the month of December, Wild Rose Brewery is donating $.25 from every pint of IPA sold in the taproom to the Even Start Foundation.

The Prize Packs

During the Calgary Gives campaign, we wanted to make donating to the Even Start Foundation not only the right thing to do, but also a lot of fun! That’s why we teamed up with even more incredible YYC entrepreneurs (there’s a lot of them) to put together tw local, Made in Calgary prize packs.

Anyone who donates even $1 to the Even Start Foundation is automatically entered to win. On Monday, December 19th, we’ll announce the winners on Made in Calgary’s instagram (@launchcalgary), and we’ll hook you up with incredible swag from brands like Mammoth Beard Co., Routine Cream, Village Brewery, and more!

With over $1500 in local goods up for grabs from local breweries, baking classes, gift cards, and more, giving to worthy causes just got that much easier!

Note: Make sure to select ‘I am part of the Made in Calgary initiative’ when donating in order to be entered to win.

VILLAGE BREWERY: Tour and Tasting Package for 4
VILLAGE BREWERY: Tour and Tasting Package for 4
MAMMOTH BEARD CO. - Six-pack tester kit
MAMMOTH BEARD CO. - Six-pack tester kit
ROUTINE CREAM: 6 containers - natural deodorant + 12 sampler pack
ROUTINE CREAM: 6 containers - natural deodorant + 12 sampler pack
OLLIA MACARONS & TEA - Macaron Baking Class 101
OLLIA MACARONS & TEA - Macaron Baking Class 101
REAL TREAT KITCHEN - Unapologetically delicious cookies
REAL TREAT KITCHEN - Unapologetically delicious cookies
GREEN BEAN RESTAURANT - Coffee, chocolate & gift card prize pack
GREEN BEAN RESTAURANT - Coffee, chocolate & gift card prize pack
SUN 7 DESIGNS - Christmas baby blanket and stuffed owl
SUN 7 DESIGNS - Christmas baby blanket and stuffed owl
MADE IT WITH LOVE - Therapeutic rice bag & infant onezie
MADE IT WITH LOVE - Therapeutic rice bag & infant onezie
SWIMCO - $50 gift card & Roxy backpack
SWIMCO - $50 gift card & Roxy backpack
ALBERTA BOOT CO - One pair of men's or ladies' cowhide Alberta boots
ALBERTA BOOT CO - One pair of men's or ladies' cowhide Alberta boots
FRIDAY SOCK CO - 2 pairs of mismatched by design socks
FRIDAY SOCK CO - 2 pairs of mismatched by design socks
CALGARY HERITAGE ROASTING CO - 1lb bag of roasted coffee beans
CALGARY HERITAGE ROASTING CO - 1lb bag of roasted coffee beans
ELLA BELLA MATERNITY BOUTIQUE - $50 gift card
ELLA BELLA MATERNITY BOUTIQUE - $50 gift card
WILD ROSE BREWERY - $20 gift card
WILD ROSE BREWERY - $20 gift card
STYLED TO SPARKLE - Set of 3 art prints
STYLED TO SPARKLE - Set of 3 art prints
SWEET RELIEF PASTRIES - Holiday Cookie Gift Box
SWEET RELIEF PASTRIES - Holiday Cookie Gift Box

Prize Pack Details

Winners will be chose at random, based on donation info provided by the Even Start Program. The first winner selected will have the opportunity to choose which Prize Pack he or she prefers. The second winner will receive the other prize pack. Any questions? Contact us for more info!

Pack 1: Village Brewery Tour and Tasting Package, Routine Cream natural, wholesome deodorant (x6), Real Treat Kitchen cookies, Ella Bella Maternity gift card, Styled to Sparkle set of 3 art prints, Green Bean Restaurant gift basket, Alberta Apparel YYC hat, Swimco gift card & Roxy backpack, Under the Bridge Fashions winter scarf and wallet, Wild Rose Brewery gift card, Sweet Relief Pastries gift box, Friday Sock Co. socks

Pack 2: Village Brewery Tour & Tasting Package, Ollia Macaron Baking Class 101, Routine Cream sampler pack, Made It With Love therapeutic rice bag and infant onezie, Real Treat Kitchen cookies, Sun 7 Designs Christmas baby blanket, Calgary Heritage Roasting Co coffee, Wild Rose Brewery gift card, Ella Bella Maternity Boutique gift card, Sweet Relief Pastries gift box, Alberta Boot Co custom fitted boot

ALBERTA APPAREL - YYC black wool snapback
ALBERTA APPAREL - YYC black wool snapback
UNDER THE BRIDGE FASHIONS - Winter scarf and wallet
UNDER THE BRIDGE FASHIONS - Winter scarf and wallet