What We Give
The Orenda Tribe is a social lifestyle brand that is on a mission of inspiring hope into refugee camps & less fortunate communities through art.
We aim to empower the people of our partner communities, inspire the children and encourage education through beautifying schools and educational centers using art. Learn more.
The giving back does not stop here. This is an updated list of our giving back projects. As you can see our first project was completed in April 2016 before we sold our first t-shirt in May 2016.
For any inquiries about the giving back please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project 15. Makani Wadi Al Seer Center Beautification
Makani - "I am safe, I learn, I connect"
Makani is a safe space created to offer informal education, teach life skills and give psycho-social support to refugee and local children across Jordan.
In collaboration with Save the Children Jordan and with the support of ZAIN Jordan we completed our first beautification project in a Makani Center.
We used art to inspire children to pursue their dreams, to empower them to change their own environment and to promote problem-solving skills in the children.
Project 14. Art & Culture Center Beautification - August 2017
A grass root organization from Gaza Refugee Camp bought two of the oldest houses in the camp and are renovating them into an Art & Culture Center for the camp residents.
We decided to beautify one of the class rooms in the center through art. We always try to convey an educational message through our artwork. The artwork in this project depicts the analytical and the creative sides of the brain.
A big thank you to Dulux Paint Jordan for providing the paint and Zain Al Shabab team for volunteering with us for this project.
Project 13. School Beautification Through Art - June 2017
We just completed our second beautification project at Jerash Refugee Camp, which was funded from the proceeds made in project 12, and the results were amazing!
The artwork was placed on the wall of the kindergarten from the outside, hence beautifying the environment of both the kindergarten and the refugee camp itself.
The Orenda Tribe employed a talented artist who resides in the camp for the duration of the project and we involved the children of the camp in the creation of the artwork.
Moreover, we raised donations to distribute food packages for 32 families in the camp after we completed the beautification project. Each package contained basic food supplies that should be sufficient for one week per family.
Project 12. Ice Cream, Art & Fun at Gaza Refugee Camp - May 2017
We are happy to announce our first of its kind collaboration with Four Winters, a trendsetter in the ice cream market utilizing liquid nitrogen to produce the finest ice cream.
Four Winters were generous enough to start the giving back by sending a team into Gaza Refugee Camp in Jordan to hold a fun educational nitrogen show for around 50 kids and then distributed their delicious ice cream to the children.
During the same visit we held an art workshop for the children where some of the art will be displayed on a t-shirt that will raise funds for our next beautification project in the same community.
Project 11. SOS Mothers Art Workshop - February 2017
At the SOS village Amman, in each house, a number of orphans under the age of 16 live with their caretaker, who takes the role of a Mother for these children until they become 16 years old.
We thought what would be a better way to benefit these children, than fund and facilitate an educational art workshop for their Mothers, the ones who live with them and nurture them until they become independent.
TedX speaker and artist Omar Abdallat gave the workshop.
Project 10. Distribution Of Winter Clothes To Children - January 2017
Without the proper clothing and shelter, people living in distressed communities are bracing for the cold brought on by winter.
Therefore, we raised extra funds in addition to the ones raised through our t-shirts and bought winter clothes and boots for 30 children in Gaza Refugee Camp.
Project 9. Bringing Art Into A Less Fortunate School - January to March 2017
In collaboration with Amman Academy School, we are bringing art into a less fortunate primary school at Ain Al Basha through a number of different art education classes. Video below shows a glimpse of our fun time at the school:
Project 8. Art Therapy International Center Comes From Dubai To Jordan - December 2016
As the first step of our collaboration with the Art Therapy International Centre (ATIC), we spent two days together in Gaza Refugee Camp in Jordan, where ATIC held art for therapy sessions for more than 100 children.
Project 7. Distribution of 1,000 Crayon Bags With Color The Camps - October 2016
The Orenda Tribe and 15 of its volunteers helped Color The Camps Organization distribute the 1,000 crayon bags that they brought with them all the way from the US to Gaza Refugee Camp.
Project 6. Art Therapy At The SOS - October 2016
The Orenda Tribe facilitated and funded Art Therapy sessions at the orphan's SOS village in Amman through certified art therapist Sara Barjakli.
Project 5. Art Education - October 2016
Lana Al Mufleh, an artist and a teacher, volunteered with us by teaching the children about the four seasons of the year and the environment through art in Gaza (Jerash) Refugee Camp.
Project 4. First Day Of School Art Workshop - September 2016
In the same kindergarten mentioned in project 3, we left an empty wall for the children of the school to paint on it.
During the first day of school, artist Yasmeen Sabri lead an event for the children where they all painted on the wall.
Project 3. School Beautification Project - August 2016
In the aim of promoting art and encouraging children to go to school in Gaza (Jerash) Refugee Camp in Jordan we helped in the renovation of the main hall of a kindergarten in the camp. Watch video below to see our work:
Project 2. Buying Clothes For Children In Eid - June 2016
To draw a smile on children's faces in Gaza Refugee Camp during Eid festivities, we bought new clothes for more than 40 children and personally distributed the clothes in collaboration with One Love Organization and in the presence of the children.
Project 1. The Za'atari Refugee Camp - April 2016
Before we even sold our first t-shirt, we committed to our first giving back project at the Za'atari Refugee Camp.
In collaboration with Save The Children Jordan, we provided educational toys, furniture and art supplies for 4 caravans inside the camp to become safe havens for children & their mothers during day time.
Support our cause of empowering children through art, by buying our 100% organic cotton purposeful t-shirts. The artwork on the T-Shirts is made by children living in refugee camps & less fortunate communities.
Link to our collection: Our T-Shirts