Merch for a Cause
See what we did in 2021!
Last year, fifty women (myself included) came together to fundraise for a new affordable housing build south of the Fraser in honour of the 50th anniversary of Options Community Services. The Women of Options campaign began in February 2021, and in November it reached its $1.5 million goal. The group’s efforts had such an impact that the organization has once again assembled a mix of senior executives, volunteers, celebrities, and leaders in their communities to raise funds for youth in the community.
Options is primarily funded by various levels of government yet are constrained in using funds to support these needs due to the number of youth who require unique support, and the variety of situations that cannot be met within a program or designated funding’s parameters.
Urgent youth needs that Options team members are seeing include paying for clothing or dental work so youth can attend a job interview with pride, covering daycare or tuition costs for a young mother to complete an educational program, getting endangered youth to a safe place, and addressing urgent issues faced by youth who have aged out of the child welfare system and lost their supports.
Surrey BFF Collection
Collaborating on projects in Surrey since 1985: Michelle Kim and I met in kindergarten at Hjorth Road Elementary and we’ve been BFFs ever since! We have worked on projects together and supported the community for over three decades – from across the playground to around the globe – and we’re so excited to work together once again on such an important campaign. Proceeds from the Surrey BFF Collection will go toward this year’s Options BC Women of Options Gamechangers campaign focused on youth programs and support in Surrey, BC.
There will be three designs available on t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, totes, and water bottles this year. Full details will be released on July 4, 2022. Proceeds will go toward this year’s Options BC Women of Options Gamechangers campaign focused on youth programs and support in Surrey, BC.
Want to support the cause without a purchase? You can donate directly to Michelle’s campaign here, and Rebecca’s here.