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November 2022 - We Care Wednesday

Studies have also shown that Asian Americans have lower rates of cancer screening compared to other groups in the United States. Within the Asian American community, Korean Americans are the least likely to undergo screenings for colon, cervical and breast cancer. Asian Women for Health is a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women's health and wellbeing through education, advocacy, and support. Between providing free breast and cervical cancer workshops and mental health resources to mentorship programs and breaking language barriers in the medical world, AWFH partners with organizations throughout Massachusetts and the rest of the country to improve...

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October 2022 - We Care Wednesday

A few weeks ago, City of Cambridge Vice-Mayor Alanna Mallon reached out to see if we could gather donations for Green Street Homeless Shelter's upcoming quilting workshop. We reached out to the president of the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild and gather here instructor, Stephanie Cave, right away to coordinate collecting tools, notions, and pretty much anything you would need to make a quilt in community. The opportunity to provide resources for this creative activity at the shelter is exactly what being in community with other makers is all about. But we also know that this is just a very small...

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Meet Sahita - Craft Associate

We're so excited to introduce you to Sahita, a full-time graduate student and part-time gather here craft associate! Sahita joined our team in the spring of 2022 and her love for sewing and crochet knows no limits! If you see Sahita (she's not on social media so you'll have to make in-person connections!) in the shop take a minute to share what you're making or ask what she's currently making! When did you start making things?I have always loved to tinker around and make things but I became serious about learning the skills in my twenties. I took my first...

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We really appreciate when organizations reach out to see if they might be a good fit for our We Care Wednesday initiative. Our annual raffle/donation budget is limited and over the years we've found that we can make a bigger impact through this monthly campaign. Aaron Steinberg, Communications and Development Coordinator from Prisoners' Legal Services of Massachusetts emailed this summer, "As the sole statewide legal services provider for over 13,000 incarcerated people in Massachusetts, our small organization carries a lot of weight, and your support would mean a great deal!" Prisoners' Legal Services of Massachusetts's mission is to challenge the...

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August 2022 - We Care Wednesday

In July, Virginia participated in a discussion about running a sustainable business and giving back to the community. We talked about the We Care Wednesday effort which after five years of creating the initiative feels like something we’ve always done. One of the other panelists was really floored that this initiative was born from “politics”. (Must be nice to run a business that doesn’t feel like it never has to take a political stand…) We launched this initiative in 2017, on the heels of the 2016 election and in conjunction with our “You Belong Here” community project. It was an...

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