A couple of weeks ago, Lisheng from The Community Company reached out to me to work with them. I researched the company and was beyond impressed by their efforts to assist the most vulnerable in our community – those who have experienced homelessness, abuse or work injuries just to name a few.
Homelessness is an issue that will always have a place in my heart. As a child, it was hard for me to understand why some people were not given the basic necessity of having a roof over their head. My growing concern for those forced to live on the streets has led me to dive deep into the issues people face everyday and why it ultimately leads them to lose their home.
The Community Company puts a face on those who are experiencing adversity. As part of working together, I was asked by them to choose a bag to promote designed by people they are working with to help get them back on their feet.
I first chose Jillian’s bag because I thought it was beautiful, but when I read her story I knew it was fate that I chose her design. Jillian, like me, suffers from horrendous migraines which actually caused her to lose her job, ultimately leaving her homeless. Her story brought me to tears thinking about she had to face such adversity. I was happy to hear that she was able to get through her struggles and help others. You can read more about Jillian’s story here.
I am so honoured to work with such an amazing company, and I love that they are truly giving back to the people they work with. Every community partner earned $50 for co-designing their tote bag and 50% of all profits made are given to the bag designers.
They are also doing a giveaway today (April 10th) for one of their gorgeous tote bags which you can enter on their Instagram. The bags are super high-quality, and fit a ton of my groceries!
The product featured in this post was given to me complimentary by The Community Company. All opinions expressed are my own.