Free Mom Hugs 

Southern Ontario

Merchandise / Fundraisers

100% of the proceeds from our merchandise and other fundraisers are donated to our non-profit, grassroots organization to help cover our operating costs. Our group began with 3 moms ordering themselves t-shirts and attending their first pride event within the same week to offer out hugs. For the next couple of years, volunteers covered all costs involved in running our group. This has become too much for us to continue doing alone, as the group membership grows and the needs and asks of us continue to evolve. We love to jump in and offer support in any way we can, so what we fundraise for is always changing. 


Here are a few examples of why fundraising and business sponsorship of FMHSO is needed: 


- operating costs such as our website, print material, booth/event registration fees at Pride events, a banner and shade tent for our booth

- loot items like buttons, stickers and Hersey hugs to add to care packages

- prizes for contests and giveaways

- covering any costs needed associated with our new Youth Committee

- materials/costs for our upcoming podcast (currently in pre-production)

- helping those in financial need (ex. if one of our Pride volunteers needs a shirt but cannot afford to buy their own, buying gender-appropriate clothes for trans kids that have recently transitioned, getting a young person on their feet in a new apartment if they have been disowned when coming out)

Pride Flag Cupcakes from Hearty Hooligan


Who wants delicious, vegan cupcakes decorated with Pride flag coloured icing? 


UMMM....WE ALL DO! 

$22 CAD - Includes 6 cupcakes (choice of vanilla or chocolate). Tax included. 

$5 from each order will be donated to Free Mom Hugs Southern Ontario 


Icing options are: Rainbow, Bisexual, Trans, Non-Binary, Pansexual and Lesbian


These will be available for pick up on Friday, June 11th, Friday, June 18th and Friday, June 25th.

Orders must be submitted Wednesday at noon (using the order form below) for the week you wish to pick up.


Pick up is at:

The Hearty Hooligan

292 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton

(905) 807-0577

Friday hours: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm



Share the love! Buy pride cupcakes for a friend or family member that could use a rainbow-y treat! 

Post on our FB page if you going and would be willing to deliver in your area if others want some, but can't pick up! 


Use the order form below to place your order. We will forward your order to The Hearty Hooligan from there. 

Payment is due upon pickup. 

These are made custom for you, so please set a reminder on your phone, so you don't forget!


A Little About The Hearty Hooligan


 "For those of you who don't know who we are or what we're about, every month is Pride Month at The Hearty Hooligan. Our flags never come down, we support LGBTQ2SIA+ organizations whenever we can, and we strive every day to be the safe space that some of us never had growing up." - From their Facebook page

"I have been a customer of The Hearty Hooligan for many years, starting when they offered an advocacy group I was volunteering with free meeting space above their storefront (at their previous location). I was instantly impressed with their willingness to help the community, that they had safe space posters and pride flags, and above and beyond customer service. I believe in supporting small, local businesses run by good humans. The delicious vegan food makes this very easy to do! I can't wait for the world to go back to normal, so I can bring my family back for another trivia night. We did awful at Harry Potter theme, but I dare anyone to challenge my Schitt's Creek knowledge after this epic pandemic bingeing. Thanks for including us in your Pride Month fundraisers!" - Jenn Sephton 

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PRIDE MONTH 2021: Lawn Edition

$15 CAD

Lawn signs will be available for pick up ASAP. We unfortunately cannot mail lawn signs. They include the wire stand and are printed in colour, either on one side only, or on both sides, depending on the production run. 


Porch pickup options available in Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton (West Mountain) and Stoney Creek. 


EMT is our preferred method of payment, as FMHSO receives the full amount. PayPal takes a percentage in fees. If you prefer PayPal, the link is at the bottom of this page. 


EMT to: [email protected]

Please make the answer for accepting the EMT: pride2021 (in all lowercase letters). 

Thank you! We would love to see pictures of your family with their lawn sign! 


T-SHIRTS! 

Click here to check out the TikTok we made to show off our new shirt design. Mama Jenn (redhead) is wearing a feminine fit 3X. Momma D (shorter hair) is wearing a feminine fit XL and Daddy Dave is wearing unisex size 3X. 


$30 CAD for pick up in Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton (West Mountain) or Stoney Creek

$30 CAD plus shipping costs (if you choose this option, we will email what you owe, once calculated)


Our first 2021 group shirt order was such a big success and many have asked for more, so we are excited to announce that we are making that happen! We will get them as soon as we can, but at this time we cannot give an exact date that they will arrive.


All shirts have the same design on the back and the front can either say Free Mom Hugs Southern Ontario, or they can be customized for whichever kind of hugger you are! We have Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Brother, Sister, Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, Grandad, Gramma, Nephew, Niece and Friend to choose from. We can take special requests, but it can take up to a week to get the artwork done. 


T-shirts sizes available:

Feminine fit: S, M, L, XL, 2L, 3X, 4X (fit small, we recommend ordering at least one size up)

Unisex fit: S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X (true to size relaxed fit)

**Note: 4X sizing is only available in black (not grey)



EMT is our preferred method of payment, as FMHSO receives the full amount. PayPal takes a percentage in fees.


EMT to: [email protected]

Please make the answer for accepting the EMT: pride2021 (in all lowercase letters)

Once you have sent payment, please email us at [email protected] to give us the following info:

- colour preference (either black shirt with white writing or grey shirt with black writing)

- t-shirt fit (feminine or unisex)

- size

- what kind of hugger you are! 

- preferred pick up location OR mailing address for shipping quote

Thank you! We would love if you would share pictures in your awesome shirts! 


THE FULL COMBO: A Shirt and a Sign!

Our nod to Cafe Tropical / Schitt's Creek

$40 CAD 

Pick up only, as lawn signs are too large/expensive to mail. 

We have pickup options in Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton (West Mountain) or Stoney Creek

 

Lawn signs include the wire stand and are printed in colour, either on one side only, or on both sides, depending on the production run. Lawn signs will be ready before shirt orders are in. They can be picked up together or separately. 


All shirts have the same design on the back and the front can either say Free Mom Hugs Southern Ontario or they can be customized for whichever kind of hugger you are! We have Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Brother, Sister, Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, Grandad, Gramma, Nephew, Niece and Friend to choose from. We can take special requests, but it can take up to a week to get the artwork done.


T-shirts sizes available:

Feminine fit: S, M, L, XL, 2L, 3X, 4X (fit small, we recommend ordering at least one size up)

Unisex fit: S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X (true to size relaxed fit)

**Note: 4X sizing is only available in black (not grey)


EMT is our preferred method of payment, as FMHSO receives the full amount. PayPal takes a percentage in fees.

EMT to: [email protected]

Please make the answer for accepting the EMT: pride2021 (in all lowercase letters)

Once you have sent payment, please email us at [email protected] to give us the following info:

- colour preference (either black shirt with white writing or grey shirt with black writing)

- t-shirt fit (feminine or unisex)

- size

- what kind of hugger you are

- city you would like to pick up in

- if you would like to pick up your lawn sign first


Thank you! We would love if you would share pictures of your shirt and sign! 


LOVE WINS

We are greatly saddened to share that several Pride Month items like lawn signs and flags are being stolen hours after being displayed outside people's homes in the Burlington area before Pride Month even started. We have replaced Melissa's sign (her post pictured above) and will be replacing more signs when our sign order arrives this week. 


We have seen video footage of two thefts. One was a group of teens, peer pressuring and daring each other to take it until one did and drove off with it on his scooter. Another was an adult running back to the passenger seat of a car. This is just one example of targeted hate against a marginalized community.  This is why the 2SLGBTQIA+ community NEEDS Pride Month. A group of children trespassing on someone's property to steal a symbol of love and inclusion is exactly why Pride flags should be flown outside of every Ontario school in June. 


We have printed our lawn signs through Astra Print Burlington and Joel has been amazing to work with. He gave us a great price and chose to not print his own Pride Month designs to sell, directing all who inquired about them to us. When he saw reports about sign theft, he reached out to us to discuss how he could help. Sadly, we think we might be dealing with this for the entire month, so needed an action plan. Joel offered to donate some signs to help replace some of the stolen ones. He is also keeping printing costs low so we can afford to replace some as needed as well. We believe in supporting small, local business owners. Please consider Astra Print for any of your printing needs. 


A few members have inquired about how they can help as well. We are now accepting donations of any amount, which will be put towards the following:

- replacing stolen signs 

- providing signs for people that would like to show their support, but are in financial need

- at the end of the month, any unused donations will be directed to covering FMHSO operating costs and programming.


EMT is our preferred method of payment, as FMHSO receives the full amount. PayPal takes a percentage in fees.


EMT to: [email protected]

Please make the answer for accepting the EMT: pride2021 (in all lowercase letters)


Please add a note with your donation (or email us) to tell us the payment is a donation for our Love Wins fund. Thank you so much! 


The Shirt Off Your Back!

Support a volunteer in financial need.  Your donation will allow us to send someone who asks for help a Free Mom Hugs t-shirt at no cost to them. 


$30 CAD


Please email [email protected] with the following info:

- tell us you are donating towards our t-shirt program

- your name if you would like for us to list you as one of our sponsors on our website (ex. Jane Doe or The Doe Family) OR let us know if you wish to stay anonymous. 

 

EMT is our preferred method of payment, as FMHSO receives the full amount. PayPal takes a percentage in fees.



Please send using the PayPal link below or

EMT to: [email protected]


Please make the answer for accepting the EMT: pride2021 (in all lowercase letters). Thank you! 

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