News / Volunteers

Thank You! Together We Made a Difference

Now that we've exceeded our original goals, we've wrapped up retail sales. We want to share our accomplishments. Here are some of the most interesting or quirkier facts and stats!

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Spreading the Welcome

It's been one year since Canada started to welcome Syrian refugees. With this anniversary in the news all week, we wanted to share a nice short story from North Vancouver about kids and adults and J4J coming together to help a refugee in need.
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It Takes a Village

We had the opportunity to share our Jackets for Jasper story at the “Building SustainABLE Communities” this November in Kelowna. It was an honour to be a part of this truly inspirational conference!

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We've Set Our 1st Open House Dates

113 different fabrics, 31 colour groupings, 5 sizes and 4 styles... Our Jackets for Jasper jackets have arrived in Canada and they are beautiful! We've set our dates for the first local open houses and our online store. This is your best chance to buy down jackets at more than 50% off of retail prices, help Nepali kids get an education and do your Christmas shopping early.

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We Need a Web Developer!

Help! If you or someone you know is a web designer or developer and recognizes the words ‘WordPress’ and (more importantly) ‘WooCommerce’ or similar e-commerce WebStore tools, then we would love to hear from you! For our first try (with help from Alberto R) we created a simple but informative website. But, we quickly discovered […]

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A Chance to Sponsor…

While in Nepal, we met Madalina, a woman who was volunteering at an orphanage – and who similarly fell in love with the people she met. We all had the same sense of needing to “do something” and we felt we were leaving behind something important and meaningful. We were thrilled this week to learn […]

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What is “Yak Mail”?

“Yak Mail” is the transport of goods from Anywhere to Nepal via travellers generously offering to carry extra luggage. Because the postal system in Nepal is so unreliable and because it is so expensive to “ship” goods to a land-locked country, the “yak mail” system is informally used by people supporting families in Nepal at […]

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Jacket Hang Tags

Thank you to Amanda V and Contact Printing for making it possible to have these beautiful hang tags on each and every jacket that we sell.

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Meet Your Maker!

This is Rajan! As you can tell from his photo, he is a very smiley guy. And, despite his youthful looks, he has already been working in the garment- and bag-making industry for 22 years. He and his team of ~8 people work out of a little manufacturing shop in Kathmandu. Rajan and his team […]

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