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Outerwear Donation Story Hero
Keeping Warm
It’s cold out there. To help keep our community warm, we’re donating over $1 million worth of winter coats to our Aritzia Community™ partners across North America.
Our Favourite Holiday Tradition This season marks the third year of our outerwear donation initiative. To date, we’ve gifted over 8,000 parkas, wool coats and puffers to people from coast to coast to coast. That’s a lot of bundling up.
Our Favourite Holiday Tradition
Pretty Heart Warming Over the years, we’ve received a lot of warmth in return. Thanks to all who wrote in.
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Like many others have experienced, these past couple of years have been extremely difficult for me and my daughter. Although winter is not exactly our favourite season, we were beyond grateful when we received our beautiful, cozy Super Puffs. It was perfect timing, just as that crisp Canadian cold was about to kick in. Aritzia has not only kept us toasty warm this winter but ensured we did it in style! We love the colours and especially love the length! We’re truly appreciative and thank you for your support! M & T
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As a single parent of two teenagers, I greatly appreciate your generosity. The girls love the warmth and style of these trendy coats. The money I saved allowed me to contribute a few more dollars towards their RESP and I managed to purchase a few extra hats and gloves to battle the bitter weather this year. Thank you BBBST for connecting us! Once again, thank you for the generous gifts! Sincerely, W
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Thank you so much Aritzia for your generous donation! The jackets made my girls super happy, warm and brightened up their holidays! Thank you so much for your kindness, we really appreciate it! Sincerely, M, C & V
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Thanks, Aritzia for the generous gift that we received. The puffer winter coat is very nice and warm. Benjamin didn’t have a winter coat this year because he outgrew his last coat. That’s why I am very grateful to BBBST and Aritzia for providing the beautiful warm winter coat. My son wears it almost every day and enjoys it every time, especially walking to his school. Many thanks from both of us, H & B
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BBBST has done so much to support our family and without the help of Aritzia, my children would not have something warm to wear this winter! They are over the moon with their coats and we couldn’t be more thankful for your generosity! To see the smiles on their faces as they received their coats was absolutely priceless and, as a mom who’s struggling with my health day to day, this makes my heart happy! I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. With gratitude, LC & Family
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I want to say a special thank you to BBBST and Aritzia for giving me and my family warm jackets. There were tears of joy when we found out Aritzia was donating jackets to our family. We really needed them. My daughter and I got super long puffers to keep our whole bodies warm, and my teenage son got the super puffer bomber jacket to keep him warm and stylish! Warm Regards, T
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These jackets are AMAZING!!! The girls absolutely fell in love with the colours and textures. They are extremely warm as well. We are so grateful for such a wonderful gift. These last few months have been very trying for our family and to receive these jackets was such a big blessing. With the girls growing so quickly I would have to replace their jackets every year and financially that's not an easy task. Aritzia really pulled through for my family and I can't express in words how thankful I am!!! Best regards, N
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Thank you so much for donating these lovely jackets to the program. I myself was very lucky and happy to have received them for myself and my boys. We really appreciate it a lot! This put an extra smile on our faces!! Sincerely, S and Family
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Thank you for your thoughtful and generous donation of the Aritzia winter puffer coats. Myself and my daughter received one before Christmas, thanks be to God in time for these winter storms. We couldn't be more thankful. I just want you to know that your generosity has helped my family out in so many ways, especially during these harder times. We truly appreciate the winter coats and will always be grateful. God bless BBBST and the Aritzia family for extending a helping hand to families in need. Thank you so much, The J Family
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I also want to send a special thanks to the entire Aritzia group for the wonderful donation of jackets. They are fabulous and simply essential for this cold winter. We are happy to be able to show off their beautiful, comfortable, padded and warm jackets. Infinite thanks for your generosity, we feel immensely fortunate and blessed. Thank you for making us feel the magic of Christmas, and thank you for putting a big smile on our faces in such difficult moments. May God bless you and may you continue to help many more families. All the best. Regards, N & A
Thanks To Our Partners
Thanks To Our Partners After receiving the coats from us, our Aritzia Community™ partners distribute the coats to people they’ve identified as in-need. We’re extremely grateful for what they do.
Our 2022 Donation Partners
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada enables life-changing mentorship relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. Comprised of 95+ member agencies serving more than 1,100 communities across Canada, each year they help over 41,000 young people access the transformative benefits of mentoring relationships with caring, trained volunteers. Their national organization provides services and programs to membership agencies to assist them in their work with parents, caregivers, school communities, mentees and volunteers. The National Office is a registered Canadian charity and is accredited through the Imagine Canada Strong Charities Standards Program.
Born This Way Foundation Born This Way Foundation, co-founded and led by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, supports youth mental health and works with young people 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 Born This Way Foundation encourages people to practice kindness toward themselves and their communities through its website and its storytelling platform, Channel Kindness, at
Cause We Care Foundation Founded in 2007, by women to help women, Cause We Care Foundation (CWCF) invests in programs and services that support single mothers to achieve security and build positive futures for themselves and their children. They are committed to breaking the cycle of poverty for single mother-led families through initiatives that empower them to improve their economic security, increase their personal capacity and access opportunities that promote their overall wellbeing.
Qqs Projects Society Qqs Projects Society is a Heiltsuk charitable non-profit located in Bella Bella, BC — the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. The organization has a holistic mandate to support Heiltsuk youth, culture and environment. Its vision is led by the community it serves. Qqs Projects Society’s programs range from the community of Bella Bella throughout Heiltsuk territory, spanning the social, cultural and natural values and customs that have strengthened its people since the time of Creation.
Stonewall Community Foundation Stonewall Community Foundation strengthens the LGBTQ Movement by making values-driven investments in dynamic organizations, projects and leaders. They are explicitly committed to: lifting up all communities of colour 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.
Urban Native Youth Association Urban Native Youth Association is the centre of Indigenous youth excellence, supporting youth on their journeys by amplifying and celebrating their voices. Their vision is to empower Indigenous youth to lead and inspire all Nations. UNYA offers wrap-around service programming that meets the needs of Indigenous youth where they are at.
YWCA Canada YWCA Canada is a leading voice for women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people. For 150 years, they’ve been at the forefront of a movement, fighting gender-based violence, building affordable housing and advocating for workplace equity. YWCA Canada is the oldest and largest gender equity organization in Canada, operating in 300 communities in 9 provinces and 2 territories. Today, they engage young leaders, diverse communities and corporate partners to achieve their vision of a safe and equitable Canada for all.
Have Warmth to Give? Someone out there would probably love that coat you barely wear anymore. Consider donating it to an organization near you. Learn More about our Aritzia Community™ Giving Program.
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