At House of Savoy we are deeply committed to giving back to our community. We therefore partner with the below non-profit local organisations in a variety of ways. If customers do not want their apparel back after their contract has ended we donate their pieces to:
+ 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre Society
+ Victoria Cool Aid Society
+ Quadra Village Community Centre
1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre Society is a charitable organization that has served the evolving needs of single parent families since 1978.
Mission: To provide single parents, caregivers and children opportunities for learning and growth through our resources and services.
“Building strong families and bright futures”
Working with their partners in the Capital Region, Cool Aid offer life-changing services to adults who are impacted by poverty, colonization, stigma and homelessness. These services include permanent housing, emergency shelter, health and dental care, meals, employment assistance, and social and recreational opportunities.
Sandi Merriman House – Provides emergency shelter for 25 women who are homeless.
Next Steps Transitional Shelter – Provides a more home-like environment for shelter guests making progress to get their lives back on track.
QUADRA VILLAGE community centre
The Quadra Village Community Centre (Downtown Blanshard Advisory Committee) is a safe and welcoming gathering place in the neighbourhood of Hillside-Quadra. They work together to nurture community well-being by providing a wide-range of services and programs to meet the needs of their community, from pre-natal support to senior’s advocacy. Please visit www.qvcc.ca to learn more.
FOUNDRY VICTORIA YOUTH CLINIC
Launching early February we began our Be Yourself, Love Yourself Campaign where 50% of proceeds from our HoS CREATIVE line (hand painted one-of-a-kind repurposed items) and 10% of all our store sales during Valentine's Week were donated to FOUNDRY Victoria Youth Clinic
Autumn 2021 | 2022
Seats & Feets
For the months of September and October, we hold our annual “Seats and Feets” underwear and sock drive. For every dollar donated by our wonderful customers House of Savoy matches the amount. This fundraiser allows us to purchase new socks and underwear for two local shelters; the Sandi Merriman House and the Next Steps Transitional Shelter.
- 2021 total raised $1400
- 2022 total raised $1200
INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS SOCIETY
During our first annual Backyard Pop-Up Market on August 13th, 2022 we included several "super-sale" racks with items priced at $5, $10, $25 & $50. All the proceeds from these sales were donated to the IRSSS. In total, we were able to donate $1000.
Victoria High School
We are often asked what is done with unsold grad dresses.
This past year, we started a wonderful new program . . .
We partnered with Victoria High School to supply them with formal wear including: gowns, tuxedos, clutches, jewelry and footwear to be given to any grad who was in need of something special.
Congratulations to ALL the 2022 grads
During the last week of June 2022 we donated 10% of the weeks' sales to Rainbow Refugee. This wonderful Canadian charity promotes safe, equitable migration and communities of belonging for people fleeing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status.
Between the months of March and May 2022, we held a fundraiser for the Canada Ukraine Foundation. During this time we donated $20 from every purchase of our signature House of Savoy candle. Thanks to the generosity of our customers we were able to donate $1000 to the Canada Ukraine Foundation.
In November of 2021 due to massive rainfall, the Sumas Prairie experienced catastrophic flooding which left not only residents but animals struggling for survival. During the disaster House of Savoy launched an in-store initiative to assist with relief.