Give Back Projects

Community Care: "Give-Back Project"

The Canadian branch of Cher-Mère was opened in August 2013. Cher-Mère Canada from the start has taken up the mantle of giving back to the community.

Every month, Cher-Mère chooses a local charity and donates either a portion of sales or services to a local Kingston charity or we encourage our clients to bring in items requested by local organizations for a discount on their services.

Scrooge in Rouge - Cher-Mere Canada

Community Recipients 2024

January - In from the Cold Sheter

February - Afro Caribe Community Foundation of Kingston

March - United Way KFLA for Period Poverty

April - Loving Spoonful

May - Willow Youth Network

June - TransFamily Kingston and Trellis

July - Dawn House

Community Recipients 2023

January - In From the Cold Home Base Shelter

February - Afro Caribe Community Foundation of Kingston

March - United Way Period Poverty Campaign

April - Loving Spoonful

May - Metis Nations of Ontario

May - Defeat Depression

June - Kingston Pride

July - Independent Living Centre Kingston

August - Kingston Youth Shelter

September - Tipi Moza

October - Breast Cancer Action Kingston

November - Kingston Food Bank

December - Youth Diversion

Community Recipients 2022

- Breast Cancer Action Kingston (October 2022)

- Trelis - Transfamily (September 2022)

-Islamic Society of Kingston (September 2022)

- Neur Run Queens University (September 2022)

Motion Ball (August 2022)

- The Mental Health and Addictions Care program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (August 2022)

- Women's Art Festival (August 2022)

- In from the Cold (July 2022)

Community Recipients 2022

- Independent Living Centre Kingston (ILCK) (July 2022)

Tipi Moza (June 2022)

-Addiction and Mental Health Services (AMHS) of KFLA - May 2022

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston - April 2022

United Way Kingston - Period Poverty Campaign - March 2022
- Dr. Aba Mortley NSBE Bursary Fund - February 2022

Community Recipients 2021

- Youth Diversion Organization - December 2021
- University Hospitals Kingston Foundation-December 2021
- Kingston Food Bank- Donations of needed items- November 2021
- Breast Cancer Action Kingston - Pinktober 2021
- Recreational Sports Equipment for twelve Grade 7 and 8 classes in Calvin Park
- Pride Events 2021 - Queer Writer's Showcase
- Help Line for Indigenous Children
- COVID-19 India Relief Fund
- Relief for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Volcano Efforts

Community Recipients

- Period Poverty Drive through United Way Kingston
- United Way Kingston Food Sharing Project
- Heart and Stroke Canada
- Youth Diversion Kingston
- The Food Sharing Project 
- Queen’s Shinerama
- Poppy Memorial
- Kingston 4 Paws
- St. Vincent de Paul
- Habitat for Humanity

Community Recipients

- Wanabo Centre for Aboriginal Women
- Save a Life Syria
- Breast Cancer Action Kingston
- Heather Haynes African Initiatives
- Community Foundation of Kingston
- Dress for Success
- KGH Kids Cancer Foundation
- Lunch by George
- The Food Bank
- The Alzheimers Society of KPF&L 
- United Way
- Several fundraising endeavours for schools, clients and the Kingston Community.