One of the most extraordinary things about the indie community of makers and customers alike is their generous and giving hearts. Time and time again we see them pull together when something needs to be accomplished, and I have always felt that for me personally, one of my main purposes in this journey is to give back. So I am extending that to Indie Expo Canada as well, and I am very excited to bring back Paint It Forward, which is a platform dedicated to raising money and awareness for charitable organizations.
Our flagship fundraising effort in June of 2017 was a silent auction with 100% of the proceeds going to Mount Sinai Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre. We auctioned off a HELMER storage unit that our generous Indie brands filled with products and gift cards, and decorated it with holographic vinyl decorations. A few of the donated items were bundled into smaller auction items as well. All products were on display at Indie Expo.
We raised an astounding $1857, and 100% of the money was donated to Mount Sinai in Toronto.
I’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributes to this amazing cause. You make this possible, and my heart is swelling.