Our Causes | How The Sleep Shirt Gives Back

We believe in giving back, both locally and internationally. Here are the causes we support.

Howe Sound Women’s Centre (British Columbia, Canada)

Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society was formed as a grassroots organization dedicated to the prevention of violence against women and support for women, youth and children impacted by violence, conflict and abuse. Comprising of 34 passionate employees and a dedicated volunteer base, it serves the needs of women and children throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor including Pemberton, Whistler, and Squamish.

The Sleep Shirt donates a portion of its proceeds to the Howe Sounds Women’s Centre. We have also organised special fundraising promotions to support the centre, and donated sleepwear for Christmas baskets given to impacted women.

The Nap Ministry (Chicago and Atlanta, United States)

The Nap Ministry was founded in 2016 by Tricia Hersey and is an organization that examines the liberating power of naps. They engage with the power of performance art, site-specific installations, and community organizing to install sacred and safe spaces for the community to rest together. They facilitate immersive workshops and curate performance art that examines rest as a radical tool for community healing. They believe rest is a form of resistance and name sleep deprivation as a racial and social justice issue.

The Sleep Shirt has donated eyemasks for The Nap Ministry’s collective napping experiences, and has provided sleepwear for photoshoots.

Northwest Connecticut Arts Council (Litchfield County, Connecticut)

The mission of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council (NCAC) is to promote the arts and cultural resources of Northwestern Connecticut as integral contributors to the quality of life in the region, to assist all artists and cultural organisations in their efforts to thrive, and to inform the general public about, and give access to the arts and culture of the region.

The Sleep Shirt partner John Favreau lives in Connecticut and is involved with the NCAC. We regularly donate product for the organization’s fundraising auctions.

Médecins Sans Frontières (International)

Médecins Sans Frontières, also known in English as Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation of French origin best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases.

We believe that access to healthcare is a human right for all, which is why we donate a portion of our proceeds to Médecins Sans Frontières every year.