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Every Child Matters Shirt by Colouring It Forward, 100% of sales go to this Indigenous company!

Every Child Matters Shirt by Colouring It Forward, 100% of sales go to this Indigenous company!

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*WE ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT FOR THE 2022 DAY OF TRUTH & RECONCILIATION ON SEPT 30. WE HAVE LIMITED STOCK IN STORE, OR YOU CAN ORDER DIRECTLY FROM COLOURING IT FORWARD ON THEIR WEBSITE AND PICK UP FROM THEM IN CALGARY/DIRECT SHIP FROM THEM.

We will offer these products ongoing on our site and store, after Sept 30 and all year long.*

Available in youth XS-XL and adult unisex S-3XL.

These are Gildan heavy cotton crewneck shirts.

100% of the sales goes directly to Colouring it Forward, who in turn donates to Orange Shirt Society and the annual Pokaiks the Children orange shirt day events.

 What is "Orange Shirt" Day?

The “orange shirt” in Orange Shirt Day refers to the new shirt that Phyllis Webstad was given to her by her grandmother for her first day of school at St. Joseph’s Mission residential school in British Columbia. When Phyllis got to school, they took away her clothes, including her new shirt. It was never returned.

To Phyllis, the colour orange has always reminded her of her experiences at residential school and, as she has said, “how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared.”

The “orange shirt” in Orange Shirt Day refers to the new shirt that Phyllis Webstad was given to her by her grandmother for her first day of school at St. Joseph’s Mission residential school in British Columbia. When Phyllis got to school, they took away her clothes, including her new shirt. It was never returned. To Phyllis, the colour orange has always reminded her of her experiences at residential school and, as she has said, “how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared.”

September 30 is "Orange Shirt" day because it represents the time of year when Indigenous children were forcibly taken from their homes and exposed to horrific living conditions where they experienced sexual and physical abuse, rape, trauma, where they could no longer speak their ancestral languages or practice their sacred beliefs and way of life. They were striped of their culture, identities and in many cases these children were murdered, with no communication to their families.

We honor these children, as well as Residential School Survivors and their families, on September 30 (and any day of the year) by wearing Orange and learning of the truth surrounding what horrific acts occurred here in Canada at these residential school sites. We share and listen and learn about this because Every Child Matters.

Shipping Information

Shipping is free within Canada on orders over $99 in total, before taxes. Below that total, we offer flat shipping rates depending on your province:
- within Alberta: $5.99
- within BC or Saskatchewan: $6.99
- elsewhere in Canada: $7.99

We do not ship internationally at this time.

Our shipping is based on sale weeks. So, if you purchase one item, or 100 items between the same Sunday-Friday sale event, you will only ever pay that one flat shipping cost for your area. If you purchase something one day, then decide you do want to order other items during the same sale week, simply order them and choose the "MERGE ORDER" shipping rate.

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