Giving back has always been important to the co-founders.
Tara suffers from this disease and is heavily involved within the Cystic Fibrosis Community. Tara is also part of the London Ontario Chapter as a local committee member and has many close relationships with various senior team members.
Monique has also worked with a variety of charities not inclusive to CF and has also built relationships with other charities (i.e. United Way).
Our 5X5 KICKBACK program was inspired by our previous charity work. We’ve built strong relationships with the Cystic Fibrosis Community by hosting our annual Breathe & Believe Charity Gala that was established by Tara and Monique in 2013.
The 5X5 KICKBACK program works in two parts:
- 5% of our sales revenue (in the form of a cheque) will be distributed to charities who do amazing work. In 2022, we have partnered with Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
- 5% of our sales in product will be distributed to those suffering chronic illnesses.
SALT Leisure Wear understands the important work that charities do and the research that advances the progress in all illnesses. However, we don’t want to forget about those currently in the fight, being ill can take a toll on our mental health and make you feel isolated, and both of the co-founders understand this and have been in that position in our personal lives.
When one is in that position receiving a ‘care package’ or a small gesture of any kind can lift one's spirit and can provide a positive impact on one's mental health.
Our goal is to work with charities and hospitals to distribute ‘care packages’ to these amazing fighters.
***Our 5X5 KICKBACK program totals are calculated at the end of every quarter, and distributed thereafter. Please check back to see our totals and pictures from our KICKBACKS.***