Lotus Orange T-shirt Fundraiser - Every Child Matters



Lotus Orange T-shirt Fundraiser  - Every Child Matters

This is a preorder fundraiser sale Lotus Education and Arts Foundation, and artist Michael A. Koby Turtleheart and badknees are teaming up for throughout the month of September. 100% of the proceeds for each t-shirt sold will be donated to The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. All are encouraged to wear an orange shirt on September 30th, Orange Shirt Day (also called National Day for Truth and Reconciliation). 

Order shirts before September 17th and they will be ready for pickup at badknees (615 N Fairview St) or shipped starting September 25th. All shirts will be ready for pickup or delivered by September 30th if orders are placed on or before September 17th.

Shirts are 100% cotton unisex T-shirts. See size chart for details. 3X and 4X might be printed on different brand depending on availability from supplier. Size chart should be similar. 

Some history about Orange Shirt Day from Lotus Education and Arts Foundation...

For 150 years, native children of Canada and the US were taken from their families and forced into residential schools. These boarding schools were established by the US and Canadian governments, as well as some church organizations, with the goal of eradicating native culture. Generations of native children faced abuse, and were made to cut their hair, take English names, and abandon their traditions. The last residential schools closed in 1996. Learn more at culturalsurvivor.org and orangeshirtday.org.

Orange Shirt Day (also called National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) is observed on September 30th in Canada and the United States. This day derives its name from the story of residential school survivor Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, whose orange shirt was taken from her on her first day at a Canadian residential school. This day is meant to spread awareness of the cultural trauma caused by residential schools and to give voice to the stories of survivors. With guidance from IU First Nations Educational & Cultural Center Lotus is using our platform to help raise awareness of this cultural crisis.