Orange Shirt at W Store

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:00 am - Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:00 am EDT

Orange ShirtPlease Note: The Orange Shirt at W Store is now sold out. Thank you for your interest and support

In partnership with the Indigenous Initiatives Office, W Store is pleased to support the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 (formerly Orange Shirt Day). The UWaterloo community can show their support by purchasing an Indigenous-designed and -sourced Every Child Matters t-shirt.

Memengwaans Ireland is the artist who designed the t-shirt, which was both sourced and printed by Rezonance Printing in London, Ontario. For more information about the artist behind the design, please visit Rezonance Printing is an award-winning mentorship program that focuses on printing as a means of economic sovereignty for Indigenous artists. For information about the print shop, please visit them on Facebook at @rezonanceprinting. Rezonance Printing supports Indigenous artists like Memengwaans, who was a recent participant in their youth internship program in 2019. 

W Store will be donating $10 from every t-shirt purchased to support the Indigenous Student Success Fund on campus. 

The Indigenous Student Success Fund was established to provide financial assistance to Indigenous students, who are most at risk for abandoning their education due to financial hardship. Funds received will be used to support students with:

•    Tuition and fees not covered by scholarships, financial aid or grants
•    Testing fees
•    Tools and other school supplies
•    Emergency housing and heating costs
•    Emergency childcare expenses
•    Emergency transportation
•    Other unforeseen emergency expenses barring students from degree completion

If you have any questions about this initiative, please reach out to Jaime Philip

Due to worldwide shortages and high demand, W Store will be capping orders at 10 per person or department.