THE 5TH EDITION
CALGARY DROP-IN X D.I.T.R.O
The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society is a community of kindness, focused on providing more than 50 programs and services to Calgarians experiencing homelessness, marginalization and extreme poverty.
Serving Calgary for more than 50 years, they are the largest organization of its kind in North America. The Calgary Drop-In offers a complete range of wrap-around community supports – from meals and shelter, to clothing, medical services, counselling, volunteer opportunities, education, permanent supportive housing, and more – to over 10,000 people each year.
Inspired by my partnered charitable organization The DI (Calgary Drop-In Centre & Rehab Centre), I have had the experience to not only volunteer to understand who they are, but also learn about their community partnerships, resident care, and transitional programs.
"WE ARE KINDNESS" was designed in collaboration with the DI ( The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre ). As an organization they also have their own apparel line, the "Elements of Kindness", where 100% of proceeds from their tee shirts sold supports their programs + services. This Chari-Tee Edition was designed to re-imagine each of their "Elements of Kindness" Tee Shirts: EMPATHY, DIGNITY, KINDNESS, LOVE, RESPECT + collaborate with the residents + staff of the DI to share their personal meaning behind the feeling.
1 resident represents 1 element’s meaning. Each 5th edition Chari-Tee features their meaning from their own words.
$5 dollars from each 5th edition Chari-Tee sold goes to the Calgary Drop-in & Rehab Centre, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.