Can't believe we are in the final month of 2022 and our last We Care Wednesday for the year. In 2017 we had no idea that the We Care Wednesday initiative would become a part of our business model, five years later and we look forward to continuing the effort next year. UPDATE: Thanks to your generosity we donated $1260!
In November, Virginia and Noah were returning from a work trip in Hawaii and had a layover in San Francisco. What a pleasant surprise to discover the Welcome Blanket Project on display in one of the SFO terminals. Virginia immediately shared a Reel in Instagram. With the project at the forefront of our mind, we wanted to wrap up 2022 with this amazing community craft effort.
Over the years gather here has hosted craft-a-longs to create Welcome Blankets but the project has truly grown bigger than we ever imagined. Founder, Jayna Zweiman, write, "Welcome Blanket connects people across time and space through our diversity, individual histories, and shared humanity. We are thrilled to announce our new goal as we continue our call to act on behalf of immigration and relocation: Let’s blanket the circumference of the earth (24,901 miles that connects us all) with 36,521 blankets and notes."
So if you have the time why not create a Welcome Blanket this winter? Instructions are available here. You don't have to follow any specific pattern, you can create whatever your heart and hands desire.
And like all non-profits, the Welcome Blanket Project could use financial support as well. So donate directly.
One last thing, we were so inspired by the exhibit of San Francisco International Airport employees blankets we really (REALLY) want to do something as a community. City of Cambridge? Camberville? Modern Quilt Guilds? Drop a comment and let's do it!
*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."