New colour, long sleeve shirts, new bag design in time for holiday gifting
Our t-shirt and tote sale is back!
This t shirt and tote design shows the heart of BC, caring for ourselves and extending that to others. Written in English, Lekwungen, French, Chinese and Arabic. We believe the shirt reflects our strong belief in the value and importance of care and compassion for our fellow humans.
The Gherkins mission is to enable newcomer families to feel wanted and appreciated, to become Canadian, connected with, contributing to, and thriving in the local community; and to live an independent, fulfilling, and comfortable life.
The sales of these totes and tshirts are a fundraiser for the Gordon Head Refugee Sponsorship Constituency Group (the Gherkins) in Victoria BC. We are currently supporting a family group of 8 from Syria who began their new lives in Victoria in the Spring. The kids are in school, the adults are all getting English language instruction and some have entered the workforce. This is great progress towards independent and full lives in Canada.
When Syrian refugees come to Canada they must repay to the Federal Government the cost of their travel to get here. We believe they will have a better start to a safe and secure life if they do not begin it with a large debt. To help them, we are fundraising to offset some or all of the $15-$20,000 debt these 8 people will be required to repay.
This striking design has been generously developed and donated to us by Noah Crowder. To see more of Noah’s work please go to his website: noahcrowderdesigns.com
Visit our shopify store here: https://gherkins-care.myshopify.com/