As part of a company-wide Sustainability Initiative, Poppy Barley is committed to donating 1% of its profits to our communities in Canada and Mexico.
This season, our Q1 partner is the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.
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February is Heart Month
Based in Edmonton, the Maz is a world leader in complex cardiac care and surgery for patients of all ages, advancing the prevention, detection, treatment and study of cardiovascular disease with a collaborative team of highly skilled cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiac care professionals, researchers and educators.
This month, you’ll find the Poppy Barley team:
Teaching a Spin-A-Thon
Teaching a Poppy Barley spin class for the Mazankowski’s staff-led “Spin-A-Thon” at the University of Alberta Hospital (in the Soft Oxford!) which raises funds for the Maz’s high-priority cardiac patients (Feb. 8th).
Launching Exclusive MAZ Product
Launching an exclusive, limited edition and stamped “I Heart My Maz” Laptop Sleeve, available for public purchase. With every sale (while supplies last), we’ll donate $50 to the Maz (Feb. 20).
Telling Personal Stories
Revealing personal stories about how the Mazankowski has directly changed the lives of Poppy Barley staff in our Poppy Barley Magazine (Feb. 20).
Hosting a private Shop Night for the Maz at our Poppy Barley Southgate Flagship, where 15% of sales will be donated.
Taking pledges at the 630 CHED Heart Pledge Day as an Hourly Sponsor (Feb. 28th). We hope you’ll tune in to catch our co-founder, Kendall Barber, on air—and that you’ll call us up to donate anything you can. Funds raised during Heart Pledge Day have supported such critical needs as:
- Expanding the cardiovascular intensive care unit – where the sickest of the sick cardiac patients receive world leading care;
- Buying portable life support equipment for patients who are so sick they would not arrive at the Maz alive without it; and
- Purchasing a specialized cooling system that protects the brains of heart attack patients by lowering their body temperature.
In the Fall of 2017, Poppy Barley launched two exclusive, limited edition products in support of Habitat For Humanity Canada: The Essentials Purse in Gypsum Rock, and the Essentials Purse in Fire Red. With every purchase, we donated $100 to the Habitat For Humanity cause. On September 28th, the Poppy Barley team spent 80 hours building a house for a family in Southeast Edmonton.
On September 19th, 2017, when Mexico City and surrounding states were tragically hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake—the deadliest to hit the country in over 30 years—Poppy Barley donated and encouraged our audiences to donate to the Mexican Red Cross.
Designed for the Heart Truth Calgary Fashion Show as part of a national campaign that aims to empower women to put their heart health first, 100% of the proceeds from 50 exclusive, Fire Red Poppy Barley Clutches were donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Poppy Barley’s Director of Content wore a locally-made red dress and carried the Heart Truth Clutch in the fashion show that took place in Calgary on February 11th, 2017.