February is short and sweet and is coming to a close very quickly. You know what that means… It’s almost Charity Day, one of our favorite days of the month, every single month! Our Charity of the Month program allows us the privilege to give back to the community that has and continues to support us every month. To read more about it, check out our Community Investments page.
Tomorrow, February 24th, we’ll be celebrating our second Charity Day of the year by donating 5% of our daily sales to the Charity of the Month, The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts.
The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts supports a collective of over 200 artists with developmental disabilities in their studio and gallery space on 118th Avenue in Edmonton, Alberta. The Nina (pronounced n-eye-na) believes in the importance of creation and exhibition of art by those who face barriers to artistic expression. Artists at the Nina work in a variety of mediums: drawing, painting, clay, fibre arts, printmaking, dance, and more. Their work is exhibited locally and across Canada, and has been included in international exhibitions.
The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts describes their vision as the following:
‘All people have the right to achieve their highest potential, which includes the right to creative expression. Creativity lies within everyone and can be powerfully expressed through the arts. The Nina believes in the importance of creation and exhibition of art by those who face barriers to artistic expression.’
We encourage you, as our valued customers, to complete your purchases tomorrow on Charity Day so that we can provide The Nina with a generous donation, support their honorable purpose, and help artists with developmental disabilities to create and exhibit their art here in Edmonton. This centre helps to facilitate artistic expression which we truly believe is something that everyone should have the opportunity to do.
If you have any questions regarding our Charity of the Month program, feel free to reach out to our team at 780-910-6688 for more information. Additionally, if you have any charities that you’d like to see us choose as our Charity of the Month in the future, please let us know by filling out the form on our Community Investments page.