H&H stands with our Community
Hunter & Hare acknowledges our stores sit on the unceeded lands of Coast Salish, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), & šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam) Nations, with our 227 Union St. store also located in Hogan's Alley, and the privileges that have been afforded us on this land.
At H&H, we understand that it isn't enough to simply acknowledge the space we occupy. To stand in solidarity, and to help uplift our surrounding communities, we are dedicated to the journey of listening to other experiences to inform our views on life. Movements and discussions are constantly taking place around us, and as human beings we will always listen, absorb, evolve, and pass on the knowledge. As a women-owned business, we strive to create a safe and supportive environment for our staff, consignors, customers, and neighbors alike.
An Always Growing Reading List!
One of the ways we want to support our staff is by helping them further their education as well. For Summer 2020, we allocated $50 each to staff so they could order a book of their chosing to read about the experiences of BIPOC in Canada. These were all ordered from our favorite local Vancouver bookstores: Massey Books & The Paper Hound Book Shop (thank you!). Some of those titles we would love to share with those interested are:
- "Me and White Supremacy" by Layla F. Saad & Robin J DiAngelo
- "I'm Still Here" by Austin Channing Brown
- "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- "Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- "Assata: An Autobiography & A Mind Spread Out On the Ground" by Alicia Elliott
- "Queer Indigenous Studies" by Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill
- "Stamped From the Beginning" by Ibrim X. Kindi
- "Looking White People in the Eye" by Sherene Razack
Last Tuesday of the Month
During the BLM movement following George Floyd's murder by police in the US on May 25, 2020, owners Micki & Jo questioned what it means to be an active ally without becoming performative as many prominent BLM activists have pointed out. Deciding to put their money where their mouth is, they launched a new monthly campaign succinctly called "Last Tuesday of the Month" in July 2020. Every last Tuesday of the month, Hunter & Hare picks a different Canadian BIPOC charity to donate 25% of sales of that day. Here is a list of the charities we have donated to so far, with many more to come! Click on their names to be brought to their website to read more about the work they do.
Qmunity : We were able to donate $618.83 thanks to your support!
Vancouver Black Therapy & Advocacy Fund : We were able to donate $1252 thanks to your support!
Indspire : We were able to donate $990.50 thanks to your support!
BC Community Alliance : We were able to donate $993.71 thanks to your support!
It Starts With Us : We were able to donate $993.71 thanks to your support!
The National Congress of Black Women Foundation : We were able to donate $774 thanks to your support!
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre : We were able to donate $1037.40 thanks to your support!
Other charities you have helped us donate to:
Wires Wildlife Rescue : During the Australian wildfires, we donated $2630 with your help!
Dimmocks Wildlife Retreat : During the Australian wildfires, we donated another $2630 with your help!
Beit El Baraka : After the 2020 explosion in Beirut, we raised $5767.42 to donate towards their re-housing efforts!
Happy Herd Farm Sanctuary : On December 31st, 2020, we donated $1000 to our animal friends!
BC SPCA : On December 31st, 2020, we donated $1000 to help our furry friends!
Human Appeal Beirut : On December 31st, 2020 we donated $500 for emergency relief!
Sustainability & Donating Clothes
It can be unnerving how much clothing ends up in the landfill. Here is a current list of the charities that we have pick-up clothing from us:
Hunter & Hare is always looking to diversify the merchandise we carry and bolster up local & Canadian-owned artisans! If you have a business that you'd like to recommend to us, please feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your help!