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

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
May 21, 2021 July 27, 2020 - May 20, 2021 $2,554.00 47 $2,516.00 43
July 29, 2021 May 21, 2021 - July 29, 2021 $670.00 15 $748.00 11
Total

 

$6306.41

 

$6,456.00
 
Notes

July 29, 2021: These grants were all subscriptions to the August 2021 yarn club, in collaboration with Andrea Rangel. The cost of the club was $58 plus shipping ($10 - $12 depending on location). 

May 21, 2021: These grants were all subscriptions to the June 2021 yarn club, in collaboration with Andrea Rangel. The cost of the club was $48 plus shipping ($10 - $12 depending on location). One grant was not claimed and that $58 is included in the contributions total but not the grants awarded; it will be put towards the August club. 

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. 

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. 

 

Donations

Indian Residential Schools Survivors Society

In September, 2021, we pledged $5 from the sale of each skein of Fibrations yarn to the IRSSS. Receipt here

From their website:

We are a provincial organization with a 20-year history of providing services to Indian residential school survivors. 

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.