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MAY 2022 WE CARE WEDNESDAY

(this particular blog post was written by gather here's founder, Virginia B. Johnson.) While watching the livestream of the 2022 MetGala on Monday, May 2, 2022 my breaking news alert went off and the headline, "Supreme Court poised to strike down Roe v. Wade..." popped up on my screen. I clicked the link and stopped paying attention to fashions' take on "The Gilded Age" instead reading in dread the news that I suppose I knew all along was coming. I woke up on Tuesday morning with the same heavy heart, puffy cried out eyes that I awoke with the day...

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APRIL 2022 WE CARE WEDNESDAY

A few months ago a nurse from Riverside Community Care reached out to us to inquire if we would be willing to donate our machine repair services to cleaning and oiling a machine donated to a refugee family. We jumped at the chance to assist in their efforts. Because of that first inquiry we learned more about this non-profit and are currently working with them to donate a bernette to a recent immigrant who sewed to support her family prior to immigrating to Greater Boston. RCC is a community-based non-profit organization serving more than 40,000 people a year in Massachusetts,...

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CRAFT BEER & HANDCRAFTS!

We've partnered with Lamplighter Brewing Co. to offer embroidery while enjoying craft beer. Lisa P, our embroidery instructor, with the assistance of Lisa G, maker of all things and our customer service email queen, will be at Lamplighter Brewing Co. on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 PM at their location at 248 Broadway sharing their tips and tricks to mindful stitching. We've prepared a variety of mini mandala embroidery patterns on colorful cotton for you to choose from with embroidery floss, hoops, and needles included so you just need to grab a beer and start stitching! You can snag a...

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Meet Kayleigh - Craft Associate

In late summer of 2021 we realized that now that the shop was actually open seven days a week and the rush of fall and holiday crafting was on the horizon that we needed in-person support. Molly and Virginia zoomed with Kayleigh, who loves all sorts of crafts and is an awesome illustrator, too, AND had recently relocated to the area. Kayleigh's experience at a big box craft store meant they had experienced holiday rushes (the likes we probably will never experience) and massive restocks and could navigate themselves around a variety of crafts and skill levels. By now you've...

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March 2022 We Care Wednesday

We struggled selecting the March We Care Wednesday recipient. Current events have been overwhelming, at home and abroad. In light of the nearly 200 anti-LGBTQ bills across the country, most of which specifically target transgender and nonbinary youth, we decided to put our fundraising efforts towards supporting LGBTQ+ youth in Greater Boston. Greater Boston PFLAG's mission is to advocate for and advance equity and societal affirmation of LGBTQ+ people by building and strengthening loving families, safe communities, and a diverse and inclusive society. Greater Boston PFLAG offers help for LGBTQ+ youth, their families and communities around the topic of sexual orientation...

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