EvenStart Design for a Cause was created in a collaborative effort of Ilona Boyce’s vision to combine her passion for silk scarves and appreciation for local Calgary artists. The concept of selling high quality, locally created scarves that would support The EvenStart Foundation, Design for a Cause program was born.Since inception the collection has expanded designs and collections.
All proceeds from the scarves go directly to the EvenStart Foundations program, the ideology is when you buy a scarf you are supporting a program that assists children that come from at risk backgrounds of poverty, neglect, and abuse. All proceeds go directly to the EvenStart Foundation program.
The EvenStart for Children’s Foundation is a local charity that has provided service to children from backgrounds of trauma, for over 20 years. We serve 240 children a year (ages three to five), from severe poverty, who are ‘at risk’ due to the effects of neglect, abuse, domestic violence, and other forms of trauma. Each Christmas season, we prepare hampers for almost 200 of the families.
The Evenstart Foundation has partnered with local Calgary artists and other designs to create a line of Silk, Cashmere and Pashmina scarves. With each purchase, 100% of the proceeds go to Evenstart to assist with the costs of a playground at our facility for children from backgrounds of trauma.