COMMUNITY PROJECT 2019
As you know last year we had our inaugural Gala for Spiritual Soldiers which was an overwhelming success and helped open the doors to the Spiritual Soldiers Coffee Compound.
Now we mark the 1 year anniversary of Spiritual Soldiers and are hoping to raise some more funds so we can keep this mission going/growing.
Due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to hold a gala this year. Our only option currently is to hopefully raise some funds via online platforms to continue to operate and stay open for the community and continue to provide this safe, sober environment for individuals who may be struggling or have recovered to interact with and help each other.
This is a call to arms to raise awareness and break the stigma on addiction. To take away the misconception that "it could never happen to you" and place it right in your backyard. The reality is everyone is or has known someone who has been affected by addiction. 1 in 5 people are suffering from addiction in Canada alone. Only about 11% of that population is able to get help through treatment. Whether that is due to lack of support, space or funding, this is unacceptable. All profits are used to fight the war against addiction. Through our clothing and community coffee shop/sober bar we want to instill a message: Give back to those struggling with such issues in the community.
Spiritual Soldiers was started by a group of friends from different walks of life who came together under one commonality; we were addicts. We had lost everything and had given up on life. We came together through treatment centres and anonymous fellowships. It gave us a sense of being, a sense of togetherness. It opened our eyes to spirituality. When people hear the word spirituality they immediately associate it with God or religion The truth is spirituality comes through so many different forms. You could find spirituality through love, music, meditation, or sports. It's whatever speaks to you. The possibilities after having a spiritual awakening are endless. Spirituality is your ability to surrender to something greater than yourself. A way to find peace with who you are. To be comfortable in your own skin.
There is no shame in addiction, we have broken our anonymity and want to end the stigma associated with addiction.
Our mission is to fight back against this global epidemic. Addiction is a war and a war can't be won without soldiers.
Spiritual Soldiers is fully self supporting from sales of our "Clothing With a Cause" our Compound coffee shop/sober bar and help with donations from the community. With help from YOU, we can keep the movement going and the doors open. When you donate to Spiritual Soldiers, you become a part of this mission. You help us continue to give back a vital service to the people in the community and help the Coffee Compound stay open so that individuals from all walks of life can gather and socialize in a fun, drug/alcohol free environment.