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Aritzia CommunityTM Giving Program

Aritzia is committed to supporting organizations that support equality, mental wellness and help women and girls succeed at work and in life. We do so through three pillars of impact: poverty alleviation, mentorship and job readiness. To date, we have contributed more than $38 million in product donations, financial support and volunteer hours to non-profits and Aritzia CommunityTM partners that share our values. This has positively impacted more than 440,000 people.

Holiday Giving Initiatives 2021

Giving Tuesday

With every purchase made in store and on aritzia.com this Giving Tuesday — November 30, 2021 — Aritzia will donate $10 to an Aritzia CommunityTM partner organization such as Cause We Care Foundation, Big Sisters BC Lower Mainland and Born This Way Foundation.*

*Up to a maximum donation of $250,000 CDN.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR OUR CURRENT LIST OF ARITZIA COMMUNITY™ PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS, WHICH MAY CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME.

The Gift of Super Warmth

Building off the success of our 1000 Super Puff Giveaway in 2020, this winter we’re taking things up a few degrees by donating 4000 Super Puffs, Wool Coats and Parkas, valued at over $1 million, to Aritzia CommunityTM partners across Canada and the US. It’s an effort to keep our communities — from coast to coast to coast — warm at the coldest time of the year.

Aritzia CommunityTM partners

Financial Donation Partners

Cause We Care CAUSE WE CARE FOUNDATION

Founded in 2007 by women to help women, the Cause We Care Foundation (CWCF) strives to provide assistance to disadvantaged single mothers and their children. Aritzia supports Cause We Care through product capsule collaborations, with 100% of proceeds donated directly to the organization. In addition, Aritzia donates product gifts annually to the Mother’s Day and Holiday Hamper Drives and regularly volunteers at fundraising events. In 2014, Aritzia CommunityTM launched the Full of Heart Social Media Initiative, making a donation to Cause We Care for each photo tagged #fullofheart on Instagram.

Big Sisters Big Sisters

On a mission to change lives, Big Sisters connects young people with strong, positive mentorships in order to ignite their power and potential. Aritzia supports Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland with financial donations to support the Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy minds program and was pleased to extend the partnership to include Big Brothers Big Sisters Calgary & Area and Big Brother Big Sisters Toronto within The Super Puff™ gifting program.

THE CANADIAN JOURNALISM FOUNDATION CBC Radio THE CANADIAN JOURNALISM FOUNDATION

Aritzia is proud to be a founding sponsor of the Black Women’s Journalism fellowship program with CBC/Radio-Canada and The Canadian Journalism Foundation. The fellowship will amplify Black voices, improve coverage of Black issues and grow future Black media leaders.

Born This Way Foundation Born This Way Foundation

Born This Way Foundation, co-founded and led by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, supports the mental health of young people and works with them to build a kinder and braver world. Through high-impact programming, youth-led conversations and strategic, cross-sectoral partnerships, the Foundation aims to make kindness cool, validate the emotions of young people and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. Learn how the Foundation encourages people to practice kindness toward themselves and their communities through its website bornthisway.foundation and its storytelling platform Channel Kindness at channelkindness.org.

Stonewall Community Foundation Stonewall Community Foundation

Stonewall Community Foundation strengthens the LGBTQ+ Movement by making values-driven investments in dynamic organizations, projects, and leaders. We are explicitly committed to: lifting up all communities of color and transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people; working to end racism and anti-Blackness; and supporting organizations that serve undocumented immigrants and people involved in survival economies. Aritzia supports Stonewall Foundation through product and financial donations and collaboration on amplification and education initiatives.

Product Donation Partners

Good 360 Big Brothers Big Sisters

On a mission to change lives, Big Sisters connects young people with strong, positive mentorships in order to ignite their power and potential. Aritzia supports Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland with financial donations to support the Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy minds program and was pleased to extend the partnership to include Big Brothers Big Sisters Calgary & Area and Big Brother Big Sisters Toronto within The Super PuffTM gifting program.

YWCA YWCA

As a diversified non-profit organization, the YWCA provides holistic, integrated programs and services that help women to lift their families out of poverty. Aritzia is honoured to be recognized as a YWCA Leadership Circle member in recognition of our regular support of their High School Mentorship and other programs.

Good 360 GOOD360

Good360 — a global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving — has a mission to transform lives by helping families and communities find hope, dignity and a sense of renewed possibility during challenging life circumstances. The Aritzia Community™ partnership with Good360 supports us in expanding our reach and delivering product donations to women in Canada and the USA.

Healthcare Hero Program

We created the Aritzia CommunityTM Care Program to recognize and thank frontline healthcare workers in Canada and select US locations. Our custom-developed clothing packages (t-shirts and leggings) were created as an easy-to-wear outfit pre- and post-shift to keep up with sanitation standards. Aritzia invested $10 million into the program, resulting in gifts to 120,000 frontline healthcare heroes — licensed doctors, nurses, healthcare aides and respiratory therapists caring for COVID-19 patients. Every Aritzia CommunityTM Relief Package included two custom printed t-shirts and two pairs of leggings. Loyal Aritzia customers also helped extend the gifting program by purchasing their own Aritzia CommunityTM Sponsor Package on aritzia.com, where every package purchased funded the gifting of additional Aritzia CommunityTM Relief Packages to healthcare heroes.

CAPSULE COLLECTIONS

Cause Mom

She’s our big why, and cause grand gestures are our love language, this Mother’s Day Aritzia Community™ is collaborating with Cause We Care to launch a limited-edition capsule collection. 100% of proceeds from this Cause We Care collection will be donated to the Cause We Care Foundation (CWCF). CWCF was founded in 2007 with a purpose of empowering single mothers and children living in poverty in our community. Proceeds are calculated as the retail selling price less variable costs. The total donation amount from this limited-edition Cause We Care capsule collection will be $150,000 CAD, if the entire collection sells at full price.

WomenWomen

For International Women’s Day 2021, we designed a limited-edition capsule collection to celebrate an equation at the heart of it all: WomenWomen. 100% of proceeds from this limited-edition WomenWomen capsule collection are being donated to Aritzia Community™ partner organizations to empower girls and women, including Cause We Care Foundation, Big Sisters BC Lower Mainland and Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. Proceeds are calculated as the retail selling price less variable costs. Please see below for our current list of Aritzia Community™ partner organizations, which may change from time to time.