Social Enterprise Holiday Gifts
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This holiday season why not make a purchase that won’t just make the receiver happy, but will also benefit Ontario, and your local community? Throughout the month of December SEontario will be showcasing different Social Enterprises [SE], and SE Marketplaces that you can purchase your holiday gifts from, learn about SE that can cater your holiday get together, and more.
Browse through the wares and services that Ontario Social Enterprises have to offer you.
The Social Enterprises below are generously offering a 10% discount
if you present the attached SEontario Holiday Gift coupon.
(Just click on the coupon and it is ready to print)
Why not buy local and support social this holiday season?
Ezzy Lynn – Online
Co-founded by 3 ladies, Ezzy Lynn is a lifestyle brand of trendsetting apparel and accessories. All of our products are handcrafted from vegan and upcycled materials and each item represents a unique endangered animal which we adopt through WWF-Canada using 10% of gross sales.
The design for each product is inspired by a unique endangered species. For example, our Rhino scrunchie has small rhinestones, our Tree Kangaroo is neon pink representing their bright nose and our Gorilla scrunchie is a black velvet. Are products are handcrafted using vegan and upcycled materials that we purchase from local Canadian retailers.
“We are happy to be able to provide SEontario customers with free shipping rather than a 10% discount if you send us the coupon”
KLINK Coffee – Store front and Online
2185 Danforth Ave. Toronto
KLINK Coffee is a social enterprise of the John Howard Society of Toronto, a non profit whose mission is to make communities safer by supporting the reintegration and rehabilitation of those who have been in conflict with the law. KLINK changes lives by providing training and jobs for people returning home from prison to help them find long term, meaningful employment.
KLINK offers a wide choice of coffee that can satisfy the tastes of any coffee lover. KLINK offers Medium, Dark, Decaf & Espresso in beans and ground formats.
This year for the holiday season we offer a wide selection of holiday gift baskets as well. To place your order, view our gift basket catalogue or our current price list and call 1.855.355.5465 or 647.348.2361.
We are pleased to help with any coffee question and we will find the perfect KLINK solution.
Furniture Bank – Store front, Pick-up, and Online
25 Connell Court, Unit 1, Toronto. 416.934.1229 x 2 www.furniturebank.org
Furniture Bank is a social enterprise offering full service furniture removal across the GTA. We pickup gently used furniture and housewares from your home or business and transfer them to individuals who have recently transitioned out of homelessness and displacement. In the process, we help turn an empty space into a true home.
We provide 2 distinct services:
- a pickup service for people who wish to donate furniture to Furniture Bank
- a low cost furniture delivery service for clients of Furniture Bank
Pickup service fees for donors start from $100 and Furniture Bank will issue a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of your donated items. This holiday season give the gift of furniture and change a life.
re:Purpose – Store front
Repurpose General Store is a unique social enterprise which operates out of Operation Come Home. The boutique employs youth peer leaders and highlights the hand-crafted works of Operation Come Home’s youth alongside numerous community artisans. Among our artisans, we have partnerships with other social enterprises, including those that work with youth and other individuals who may have physical and developmental disabilities. Our product sales provide at-risk youth with employment opportunities and skills development. Our product is sold on a consignment basis, where when a sale is made we issue 60% of the sale back to the artisan. The remaining 40% is redirected into Repurpose and funds the youth salaries, operating costs and cost of materials for our signature lines.
Some of our featured products this season include our handmade ornaments:
The Melted Snowman, The Grinch, and Scrabble Ornaments
150 Gloucester Street, Ottawa
11:00 am to 4:00pm Monday – Saturday
Inspirations Studio – Store Front and Online
Showroom at 2480 Dundas Street West at Glen Lake
Inspirations Studio is a social enterprise project of Sistering – A Woman’s Place that teaches low-income women how to create and sell pottery. The program provides women with a safe and inclusive space to be creative and an opportunity to participate in meaningful self-employment.
Inspirations Studio produces a wide selection of stoneware pottery, available in a range of glazes and surface treatments. All glazes used by the studio are food safe and lead free. Inspirations Studio pottery can be used in the microwave and dishwasher.
Studio visits are welcomed with an appointment. Should you not have time for to come to the studio, images of available items can be emailed and those selected items can be delivered at your convenience. Inspirations Studio also welcomes custom orders; generally six weeks are need to complete an order.
Free Geek Toronto – Store Front and Online
180 Sudbury St, Toronto
A social enterprise in the heart of West Queen West. We accept donations of electronic waste, refurbish computers and re-sell them at an accessible price. For more information about our organization please visit www.freegeektoronto.org.
We have a selection of refurbished laptops and desktop computers available for sale in our store located at 180 Sudbury Street in Toronto.
Friends Catering – Online
Friends Catering operates out of downtown Toronto and provides jobs for individuals in our community who are experiencing substantial barriers to finding employment. We work with newcomers and people re-entering the workforce, as well as people dealing with addiction and issues of mental health. We provide training and work experience in the food service industry, while giving our trainees the support needed to move forward with their employment and educational goals.
When you order from Friends Catering, you’re getting a delicious meal, but you are also supporting the community we live in and that’s why it’s ‘food you’ll feel good about’!
Our acclaimed Chef works together with our catering trainees to create fabulous, fresh meals that everyone can enjoy. Every meal is made with the freshest ingredients and presented in a professional and creative way. We can also create a menu to fit specific dietary needs such as Halal, Gluten-free & Vegan meals. We currently have many special holiday menus to choose from. www.FriendsCatering.ca 416-364-8220 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Earth Group – Online
The Earth Group exists entirely to provide food, water, and education to children globally. We do this through a worldwide exclusive agree with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). 100% of our profits are donated to WFP to fund school meal programmes, and each year we provide a minimum of 250,000 meals to children.
We sell fair trade, certified organic coffee and tea, and bottled water. This holiday season we offer a gift box that contains all of our products. For each that we sell, we and feed and educate a child for a year. We include a letter that says ‘company/individual xyz has fed and educated a child on your behalf.’ This is a great option for corporations looking to give back, and an alternative to the traditional gift basket.
Cambio Market – Online
Cambio Market is a Toronto-based online marketplace that exclusively features products from social enterprises. Every item in our shop is handcrafted and ethically sourced. Among our products, you can find eco-ethical jewelry, handmade hair accessories, home décor items, and fair trade greeting cards. Every purchase you make supports our community partners in Ontario and around the world and gives back to a social cause.
We ship anywhere in Canada and the United States. Come visit our store and make sure to use the SEontario Holiday Gift Coupon discount code to get 10% on all your purchases!
Kitigan – Online
Kitigan.com is a one-of-a-kind online Aboriginal art business that sells authentic, high quality, Aboriginal handmade art. Kitigan is a social economy initiative that supports the Aboriginal community through Ontario Indigenous Friendship Centres and also by supporting Aboriginal artisans in developing their portfolio and entrepreneurial skills. Kitigan provides artisans with a forum for developing their market, promoting their work and creating an ongoing revenue source through sales and royalties. Kitigan.com offers Paintings, Sculptures, Moccasins and many more amazing works of art.
The Eva Phoenix Print Shop – Online
The Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop is a socially and environmentally responsible commercial printer that supports a training program for homeless and at-risk youth. Located at Eva’s Phoenix, a transitional housing and employment facility for homeless youth, the Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop is a social enterprise of Eva’s Initiatives.
This year, send your holiday greeting cards through Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop. Each card makes a difference in the lives of homeless and at-risk youth and saves you time and effort.
When you order your holiday cards through Eva’s Initiatives, you know that you have helped homeless and at-risk youth to open the door to their future and the possibilities that lie within themselves.
Each card option was designed by a youth who has stayed at one of Eva’s three shelters. Printing will be handled by Phoenix Print Shop.
$15 per card Includes a custom message, printing, mailing and a $10 charitable donation receipt.
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