We are proud to announce that by purchasing a ''LET'S BE FRIENDS'' sweatshirt, you are giving back to the community. Part of the proceeds will be given directly to The Neighbour Centre located in Old Strathcona. But, what is The Neighbour Centre?
The Neighbour Centre opened its door in November 2012, with the goal of providing mercy and love, in practical ways, to disadvantaged, discouraged and oppressed neighbours. It was founded by a group of concerned citizens and churches who had been working together for over a decade – providing food, clothing, advocacy, and, at times, educational and outreach programs to the marginalized neighbours in the Old Strathcona. Eventually, these churches, and a committee of volunteers, raised the resources necessary to lease, renovate and launch The Neighbour Centre. After a long dialogue with The Mustard Seed, an organization with a 25 year history serving a similar population in downtown Edmonton, the two organizations agreed that their depth of connection and alignment was substantial enough that it made sense to join together to serve their neighbours as one entity.
Currently, The Neighbour Centre is the only adult serving agency on the south side of Edmonton. Over the past year, someone has walked through our doors, in search of essential services over 19,000 times. Over 6,000 of those, were folks sleeping rough, or living outside year round. We are passionate about creating an inclusive space for folks, where they can experience radical hospitality, combat social isolation and cultivate meaningful relationships. We do this by delivering essential programs and services to our neighbours who are experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Please consider coming along side us to help provide a safe place where individuals can take critical steps towards building and sustaining a healthy life.
Everyone needs a go-to, cozy sweatshirt to curl up in, so go for one that's soft, smooth, and stylish. It's also perfect for cooler evenings!
- 50/50 cotton/polyester
- Dri-power® moisture wicking fabric
- Rib crewneck with v-patch
- Contrast jersey shoulder tape
- Self material front and back side inserts
- Set-in sleeves
- Rib knit cuff and waistband
- Cover seamed neck, armholes and waistband