Shannon Downey (also known as Badass Cross Stitch) posted about her vision to build a national cohort of craftivists across the country by developing the country’s first craftivist-in-residence programs. She announced that the first will launch in the fall of 2021 at one of our favorite museums, Fuller Craft, in Brockton, Massachusetts. But to make this really come to life they are currently seeking funding. And that's where we come in. This February our We Care Wednesday initiative will be for the CIR program at Fuller Craft. We know that you all are just as passionate about craftivism as we are so we hope you'll shop on Wednesday's so we can help this program take off. And we encourage you to donate directly! Just note that your donation is for "CIR" or Craftivist-In-Residence. UPDATE: We donated $1,024 to the CIR program at Fuller Craft!
Embroidery by Shannon Downey.
"I believe in the power and potential of Craftivism and I believe the more impact-oriented craftivists in this world - the better. I am trying to create opportunities and space for that to develop. So, I turn to you today and ask you - if you can, and you share my vision, that you pay it forward with a donation to this program. ❤️❤️❤️" - Shannon Downey, on instagram
*Since launching the We Care Wednesday initiative in January 2017 we have donated over $44,500 to a variety of nonprofits doing essential work in our community as well as other places. From the Mayor's Disaster Fund to Girls Rock Boston 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."