Over the last couple of days, we've been coming together as a team to continue to educate ourselves on the situation and how to speak up and take further action. We know that a simple donation and statement is not enough. We want to foster long lasting changes in the community and help empower others to take action. This is what we're doing.
We want to use our resources and platform to give up-and-coming Canadian black designers a platform and empower them to use their design to help give back. We will handle all the manufacturing costs to bring their products to life and feature them on our website. 50% of the funds will go to a charity of their choice and the other 50% will go to the artist to help launch their business. Applications are open to Canadians.
*PC Designer Fund Applications are CLOSED*
Over the past few weeks we've been blown away by the initiatives we've seen in the community. This is why we want to set up the P/C Community Fund to be able to donate to the organizations and charities that our community is most passionate about. We're committed to making $1,000 a week available as part of this program.
To apply for the P/C Community Fund, applications are open through: https://airtable.com/shrrOI97PjOoQQHFA
We will be pledging 15% of our shelf space online and in store to Canadian black owned businesses as part of the @15percentpledge movement.
To learn more about 15 Percent Pledge, read more on: https://www.15percentpledge.org/
We are dedicated to providing resources and education materials across our social platforms to continue the conversation.
To stay educated, a link of resources are provided on: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#educate