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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, Riverside Community Care offers a wide range of mental healthcare, developmental and brain injury services, early childhood and youth programs, addiction treatment, trauma response, and more. We are particularly struck by their mission statement and their tireless work to provide care without cost to the individuals and families they serve.

RCC's mission:

We believe that –

  • hope is an essential element of our work.
  • quality care should be available to all.
  • excellence must be a guiding force in everything we do.
  • advocacy on healthcare and human services is our responsibility.
  • a diverse and respectful workforce is essential to attaining our mission.

You can donate directly to Riverside Community Care at this link.

*Since launching the We Care Wednesday initiative in January 2017 we have donated over $57,905 to a variety of nonprofits and mutual aid funds doing essential work in our community as well as other places. From the Mayor's Disaster Fund to BAGLY to Movement Voter Project and Found In Translation. We select organizations that we feel represent not only our commitment to a better, more equitable world but also our desire to "do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."