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2021 We Care Wednesday:

Despite the global pandemic we managed to continue fundraising every Wednesday throughout 2020 and donating 5% of our sales to nonprofits doing essential work in our community. We had grand hopes for 2020 and kicked things off with a large scale fundraising event with Knit Beyond Borders for those affected by the Australian wildfires. (Why yes, those happened in 2020 which seems like a full decade ago.)In December of 2020, Mariame Kaba, activist and organizer announced the #Warm4Holidays challenge which Virginia immediately cast on a hat for. And then proceeded to knit four more. One of the organizations accepting handcrafted...

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2020 We Care Wednesday: Movement Voter Project

In 2020 we asked the gather here team if there were any nonprofits that they would like us to feature in our monthly We Care Wednesday initiative. This September we are fundraising for the Movement Voter Project. Now more than ever, we need to invest in local groups in these Big Five states. They know how to organize their own communities, and they’ve been building trust with voters long before the current crisis. They need our support to win in November and build toward a progressive future. #Textiles4MVP is a group of 100+ textile artists around the country organizing for...

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2020 March We Care Wednesday: Found in Translation

In 2020 we asked the gather here team if there were any nonprofits that they would like us to feature in our monthly We Care Wednesday initiative. This March we chose Boston-based non-profit Found in Translation at the suggestion of craft associate, Rachel Sews. Found in Translation is a Medical Interpreter Training and Job Placement Program Founded in 2011 by Maria Vertikin, Found in Translation offers a free 12-week Medical Interpreter Certificate job training program that helps homeless and low-income multilingual women to achieve economic security through the use of their language skills, and reduces ethnic, racial, and linguistic disparities...

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2020 February We Care Wednesday: Bay Cove Human Services

UPDATE: We donated $600 worth of wool socks purchased at Hilton's Tent City. And then another $250 worth of wool socks! Thank you to the community to for making this happen! Because we are huge fans of Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon we wanted to highlight the “Warm Hearts for Warm Feet Wool Sock Drive”. This initiative will be continuing for the second year in a row. From Monday, January 28, until Thursday, February 14, folx can drop off new pairs of adult wool socks to Cambridge City Hall at 795 Massachusetts Ave or Cambridge Police Headquarters...

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2020 January We Care Wednesday: Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

UPDATE: We donated $650 to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal! Thank you for helping us kick off 2020's We Care Wednesday initiative! We also helped raise an astounding $10,081 USD through our work with Knit Beyond Borders. That was divided as follows: $5,541 to @seedmob and $4,540 to @wireswildliferescue. Thank you to Christine Chitnis for letting us assist with this important fundraiser! We struggled with our decision to kickoff the 2020 We Care Wednesday* initiative by fundraising for a nonprofit outside of our community. The truth is that there are so many programs and people that need funding....

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