Yarn Fund and other Donations

Below is a reporting of funds we have collected, granted, and donated. 

Yarn Fund Contributions and Grants 

This grant program is funded by community contributions and is awarded to limited or low-income applicants via a lottery system. Details here

July 27, 2020

Grant Awarded Contributions made Contributions Number of donors Grants Number of recipients

May 19, 2020

May 4 - 18, 2020

$1,570.41

31

$1,653.00

29

July 27, 2020

May 19 - July 26, 2020

$1,512.00

31

$1,539.00

27

Total

 

$3,082.41

 

$3,192.00

 Notes

May 19, 2020: This month's grants were all in the form of subscriptions to the June 2020 yarn club, in collaboration with Andrea Rangel. The cost of each club was $57, including $9 for shipping within North America. 

July 27, 2020: These numbers include $114 that was unclaimed from the previous round of grants (grants were awarded but recipients didn't respond to emails). This months' grants were all in the form of subscriptions the August 2020 yarn club, in collaboration with Andrea Rangel. The cost of each club was $57, including $9 for shipping within North America. 

Donations

Food Banks Canada

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we contributed 15% of sales from our shop update on March 24, 2020 to Food Banks Canada. Receipt here

From their website:

Food Banks Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. We support a network of Provincial Associations, affiliate food banks, and food agencies that work at the community level to relieve hunger. Our work is focused on maximizing collective impact, strengthening local capacity, and reducing the need for food banks.

True North Aid

In April, 2019, we donated $4 from the sale of each skein of Sidewalk Chalk to True North Aid. Receipt here

From their website:

True North Aid is dedicated to serving and supporting northern Indigenous communities in Canada through practical humanitarian support. With more than 60 per cent of Indigenous children living below the poverty line, there is much work to be done. The issues facing Indigenous communities in Canada are complex and are the result of many things that have transpired over the past 150 years. True North Aid believes that self-governance and self-determination is key to closing the poverty gap.