We are so excited to be continuing this initiative in 2023! Last year we donated over $15,000 to various nonprofits and mutual aid organizations thanks to your generosity. Whenever you make a purchase on Wednesday (in the store or online) we donate 5% of the day's profits to that month's recipient. In the last couple of years we have been working with Aeolidia on our email marketing and they encouraged us to incentivize less engaged customers by offering some reward. Most businesses do a discount code, we chose to donate 5% of the sale to the We Care Wednesday fund, regardless of the day of the week someone "came back". And wow, it worked! Thanks to everyone who thought, "hot damn, I'm not only getting awesome crafty supplies, I'm doing some good today!"
To kick off 2023 we've selected the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) as our January We Care Wednesday recipient. You know how much we love sewing and we seriously consider it a super power. Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is a non-profit organization that aims to empower individuals to utilize textile art for personal transformation, community cohesion, and to begin the journey toward becoming an agent of social change.
Like previous We Care Wednesday initiatives we encourage you to:
EXPLORE other ways to support SJSA through sponsorship and workshop supplies.
GET INVOLVED - volunteer, learn to facilitate SJSA workshops, host an exhibit. (The image of a quilt with applique Black Power fist is the back of one of two Memorial Quilts the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild made as part of the SJSA Memorial Quilt Project. We provided space and equipment to the guild so they could work on this project in community in 2022.)
*Since launching the We Care Wednesday initiative in January 2017 we have donated over $72,918 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."