Business partnerships

Each year, companies large and small partner with Plan’s Because I am a Girl initiative to make a difference in the lives of girls. There are several ways your business can support Because I am a Girl:

  • Sponsor a community in Hatibandha, Bangladesh and help develop sustainable, community-led programs that will significantly improve the quality of life for girls and their families.
  • Support a girl-themed project by funding scholarships for girls, the construction of a new school or maternal health centres, and a wide range of other projects.
  • Give a Gift of Hope to show employee appreciation, recognize length of service, and generate goodwill with customers, suppliers and the local community.

Benefits to your business

A partnership with Plan’s Because I am a Girl initiative will bring benefits not only to the children we work with but to your company and employees. Whether through employee fundraising or pro-bono gifts-in-kind, supporting Because I am a Girl benefits your staff, which in turn benefits your company.

Our Partners Include

Plan Canada thanks the generous support of the following organizations and individuals for their support of the Because I am a Girl initiative:


Sears

Sears

Sears Canada works in partnership with Plan Canada by donating proceeds from the net sales of their trendy girls brand called “Girl Confidential” in support of Because I am a Girl. To date they have raised over $225,000. The clothing line is designed for girls ages 6-12 and is on sale in Sears stores across Canada.


Ardene

Ardene

Ardene, a Canadian accessories and apparel retailer and Plan’s Because I am a Girl have partnered to highlight the importance of education for girls both at home and abroad. Ardene launched their “LINK TO LOVE” program, encouraging Canadian girls to purchase specially branded friendship bracelets with proceeds from the sales of the $5 bracelet being directed to girls’ education projects.

This campaign raised $35,000 helping 640 Honduran children through a school build, filling classrooms with everything needed to spark young minds.

To thank Canadian girls for purchasing a bracelet, Ardene also launched an online contest on their Facebook page to win a $5,000 scholarship directly from Ardene to put towards their education. A winner was chosen when the contest closed on October 11, 2013 and rewarded this scholarship.


Jean MAchine

Second Denim / Jean Machine

Canadian denim brand Second Denim has teamed up with Jean Machine to launch Denim for Hope, a new charitable initiative aimed at helping Plan’s Because I am a Girl initiative.

Known for its super comfy, yet stylish Yoga jeans, Second Denim has created two styles of jeans for Denim for Hope. The jeans will be sold exclusively at Canadian retailer Jean Machine in stores across Ontario. Each pair features a signature Denim For Hope label with heart detail.

Jeans are in stores now and 10% of every purchase will go towards supporting Because I am a Girl.


Dove

Dove Self-Esteem Project

The Dove Self-Esteem Project works in collaboration with Plan Canada's Because I am a Girl initiative in an ongoing effort to positively impact the lives of girls. With help from developmental experts and research conducted by The Dove Self-Esteem Project, together, the organizations have developed and distributed self-esteem building resources including Mentors Matter and Me, Myself and I activities.


The Fiammetta Toy Company

Stork Babies, miniature bean dolls all come with their own unique names, place of origin, fun facts and empowering sayings.The hope is that parents take the time and talk to their children about the empowering and/or positive saying that comes with each doll.

Proceeds from each sale helps to support Plan Canada’s Because I am a Girl initiative.


Contact us:

For more information on how your company can make a big impact on the lives of girls, please contact:

Caroline Fotheringham, Business Development Specialist
Phone: 416-920-1654 ext. 305
Toll free: 1-800-387-1418 ext. 305
Email: corpinquiries@plancanada.ca