UPDATE: We raised $423 for CSV in September! Nice work, Maker Community! Missed out on shopping on Wednesdays but want to do your part? Donate to CSV directly!
With another school year beginning we thought it would be awesome to support a nonprofit committed to the success of our community's public school students. Founded in 1966, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is an independent non-profit organization supporting the academic and personal success of Cambridge public school children. CSV develops programs which match caring and competent adults with students of all needs and levels. There are Learning Centers in every Cambridge middle school that CSV staffs, providing individualized, after-school tutoring. Besides donating funds to CSV we encourage our community to volunteer their time. With just a one hour minimum commitment you can join a rich group of volunteers making a huge impact!
*In January 2017 we launched our We Care Wednesday initiative. By donating 5% of our sales each Wednesday, we were able to raise $9,000 for Greater Boston non-profits in 2017. In 2018 we raised $11,000 for Greater Boston non-profits. This kind of targeted weekly giving is just another way we can focus our community-based business on doing good in all the ways we can. We are proud to continue this initiative in 2019.*