By now it’s pretty obvious how much I love fashion, but especially when it supports something I truly believe in. When I found out that Vancouver-based charity the Cause We Care foundation had teamed up once again with Aritzia to produce a line of their La Notte t-shirts benefitting single mothers and their children in need, I had to get behind it. Since 2007 the Cause We Care Foundation has provided assistance to those dealing with poverty through their community outreach initiatives such as subsidized housing and after-school programs. The Artizia La Notte uber-cool graphic t-shirts share important messages that urge the public to put “Women and Children first”, while proceeds help support the YWCA Cause We Care House. I’ve dressed mine up, pairing it with a Mango lady-like skirt, a vintage jean vest, a vintage clutch borrowed from my mom (had to include a part of my mom in this outfit), a vintage belt from Value Village, and Jessica Simpson pony hair strappy sandals from Hudson’s Bay, but you can easily wear this shirt with just a pair of jeans or as part of your activewear.
These t-shirts also make a great last-minute Mother’s Day gift, and can be purchased here. The Cause We Care Foundation is also doing some other Mother’s Day initiatives, like Coif it up for a Cause this Saturday, May 10 at Halo Salon. To learn more about this event and what Cause We Care does in our community, visit www.causewecare.org.
All photography by Mitra Mansour.