The Ottawa Food Bank is getting another $15,000 thanks to a partnership between Capital Printers, Ottawa Moving and Delivery, and the Wu-Tang Clan’s 36 Chambers.
The initial campaign started on April 2, when a simple $10,000 challenge made by Shopify’s Harley Finkelstein and Mayor Jim Watson snowballed into a chain of donations from high-profile individuals such as Adam Miron (co-founder of HEXO), Ryan Reynolds, and eventually the Wu-Tang Clan.
36 Chambers reacted quickly and started its 'A Better Tomorrow Collection' to further the goal.
Capital Printers collaborated with 36 Chambers on this project, creating the popular Wu-Tang t-shirts, which have now raised a total of $310,000 for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Following on the first campaign, Capital Printers spearheaded an additional $15,000 round of fundraising as a final nod to 36 Chambers for the legacy they left behind for the Ottawa community.
Nearly 30 Ottawa businesses donated to the cause, including Bushtukah, Pure Kitchen, and Phoenix Homes.
"It’s a beautiful thing to see Ottawa businesses provide for their community, especially in this time," said Vanessa Aellen, Capital Printer’s campaign organizer.
Sherrod Baltimore, defensive back for the Ottawa Redblacks, joined in on the fundraising, becoming the official spokesperson of the campaign.
"This community has truly become my home and I am proud of all these fine Ottawa business owners for coming together to make a difference," said Baltimore. "It was a joy to be involved and help raise these funds."
If you’d like to support the Ottawa Food Bank, Capital Printers is accepting donations until the end of the week. Please reach out to Vanessa Aellen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-216-5444 for more information.