Every week of the year, you’ll find charity fundraisers at Queen’s – and St. Patrick’s Day is no different! Find out how & where to buy St. Patrick’s Day merch + find a cause that you’re interested in supporting!

Every week of the year, you’ll find a variety of charity fundraising initiatives happening on-campus, and the week of St. Patrick’s Day is no different!

We’ve collected all the clothing sales you’ve been seeing across campus into ONE PLACE! Keep reading to find a cause that you’re interested in supporting!

🍀 Part 1: Where to Buy St. Patrick’s Day Merch at Queen’s 🍀

Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser (1) – $15 t-shirts, $20 bucket hats

  • Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 10:30am-6:30pm by ARC entrance
  • Thursday, Mar. 15 at 10:30am-6:30pm by ARC entrance
  • Friday, Mar. 16 at 10:30am-5pm

Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser (2) – $20 crewneck sweater

  • Pre-order online before Friday
  • Tuesday, Mar. 14 at noon-4pm @ ARC
  • Wednesday, Mar. 15 at noon-4pm @ ARC
  • Thursday, Mar. 16 at noon-4pm @ ARC
  • Friday, Mar. 17 at noon-4pm @ ARC

Facing Africa (Noma) fundraiser – $10 t-shirts, $6 cups, $3 headbands, $3 glasses, $2 face paint, 2-for-$1 necklaces

  • Tuesday, Mar. 13 at 11am-5pm @ ARC
  • Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 11am-5pm @ ARC
  • Thursday, Mar. 15 at 11am-5pm @ MacCorry and 5pm-9pm @ ARC
  • Friday, Mar. 16 at 11am-4pm @ MacCorry and 4pm-7pm @ ARC
  • About the cause: Noma is a severe facial gangrene that primarily affects children under the age of 6 in poverty-stricken areas. Despite being easily treated in the early stages with vitamin rehabilitation and antiseptic mouthwashes Noma has a mortality rate of approximately 90%.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Spring Showcase fundraiser – one-of-a-kind, hand-printed t-shirts by BFA’18 – $20 each, 2 for $30 – sizes S, M, L, XL

  • Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 8am-11am @ ARC
  • Thursday, Mar. 15 at 9am-noon @ ARC
  • Friday, Mar. 16 at 8am-11:30am @ ARC

Trip to Ghana with West Africa AIDS Foundation fundraiser – $10 “Gaels Get Lucky” tumblers with straws

Mully Children’s Family Orphanage fundraiser – $5 accessories (socks, necklaces, body stickers & jewels, bows, hairbands)

  • Tuesday, Mar. 13 at 11am-2pm @ ARC
  • Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 11am-2pm @ ARC
  • Thursday, Mar. 15 at 11am-2pm @ ARC
  • About the cause: this orphanage rescues and rehabilitates vulnerable children and young mothers from the streets and slums of Kenya by providing shelter, food, education/training, and healthcare.

Partners In Health Canada fundraiser – $15 t-shirts, two designs, various sizes

  • Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 2-4 pm @ ARC
  • Friday, Mar. 16 at 3-6 pm @ ARC
  • About the cause: Partners In Health aims “to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.”

UNICEF fundraiser – shirts & accessories

  • Pre-order online before Tuesday, Mar. 14 at 4pm
  • Thursday, Mar. 15 at 10am-4pm outside Stauffer
  • Friday, Mar. 16 at 10am-4pm outside Stauffer
  • About the cause: as the largest child-focused humanitarian agency in the world, UNICEF’s programs address the full range of children’s rights: Health, Education, Equality, and Protection.

Kingston Learning Disabilities Center fundraiser  shirts, sweaters, hats, accessories

  • Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 10am-5:30pm @ Oil Thigh Designs (lower JDUC, across from KHAO)
  • Thursday, Mar. 15 at 10am-5:30pm @ Oil Thigh Designs
  • Friday, Mar. 16 at 10am-5:30pm @ Oil Thigh Designs

Campus Equipment Outfitters – $15-$30 – hats & toques, sweaters, t-shirts, long-sleeve t’s, jerseys

  • Pre-order online before Tuesday, Mar. 14 at 4pm
  • Flash Sale – Thursday, Mar. 15 at 11am-4pm @ Clark Hall Pub
  • CASH, CREDIT & DEBIT!

Embroidered Dad Hats (BFA students) – $12 for colour, $15 for denim

  • Tuesday, Mar. 13 at 9:30am-noon @ ARC
  • Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 9:30am-noon @ ARC
  • Thursday, Mar. 15 at 9:30am-noon @ ARC
  • Friday, Mar. 16 at 10am-noon @ ARC

Non-Clothing St. Patrick’s Day Fundraisers

Eye Camps in India fundraiser – Henna tattoos – $4 small designs, $7 full hand designs

  • Tuesday, Mar. 13 at 12pm-4pm @ ARC
  • Wednesday, Mar. 14 at 12pm-4pm @ ARC
  • About the cause: Eye Can See is a student-run club found in 2013 at Queen’s University that raises money for Eye Camps in India, a charity who provides ocular surgeries and other eye care for those who could otherwise not afford it.

Kingston Refugee community fundraiser – empty bottles

Did you know? By fourth year of undergraduate study, 60% of Queen’s students have participated in community service or volunteering and 33% have participated in community-based projects. Source: Queen’s University.

Featured image: Campus Equipment Outfitters is a student-run service that provides affordable quality merchandise to individuals and organizations.

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