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November 2022 - We Care Wednesday

Studies have also shown that Asian Americans have lower rates of cancer screening compared to other groups in the United States. Within the Asian American community, Korean Americans are the least likely to undergo screenings for colon, cervical and breast cancer. Asian Women for Health is a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women's health and wellbeing through education, advocacy, and support. Between providing free breast and cervical cancer workshops and mental health resources to mentorship programs and breaking language barriers in the medical world, AWFH partners with organizations throughout Massachusetts and the rest of the country to improve...

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October 2022 - We Care Wednesday

A few weeks ago, City of Cambridge Vice-Mayor Alanna Mallon reached out to see if we could gather donations for Green Street Homeless Shelter's upcoming quilting workshop. We reached out to the president of the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild and gather here instructor, Stephanie Cave, right away to coordinate collecting tools, notions, and pretty much anything you would need to make a quilt in community. The opportunity to provide resources for this creative activity at the shelter is exactly what being in community with other makers is all about. But we also know that this is just a very small...

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August 2022 - We Care Wednesday

In July, Virginia participated in a discussion about running a sustainable business and giving back to the community. We talked about the We Care Wednesday effort which after five years of creating the initiative feels like something we’ve always done. One of the other panelists was really floored that this initiative was born from “politics”. (Must be nice to run a business that doesn’t feel like it never has to take a political stand…) We launched this initiative in 2017, on the heels of the 2016 election and in conjunction with our “You Belong Here” community project. It was an...

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Well... things aren't exactly great are they? We're on a roller coaster of emotions stemming from all the awful Supreme Court of the United States' decisions this session. And while we like to put on a brave face and roll up our sleeves and do the work (damn, this work never ends?), we are also tired. Tired of the systemic erasure of our right to bodily autonomy. Tired of the willful destruction of the planet. Tired of the colonial state. Tired of the war waged on the LBGTQ+ community. Tired that guns have more rights than people with a uterus....

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June 2022 - We Care Wednesday

It's June and you know what that means, Happy Pride! UPDATE: Pride Month may be over but don't you stop saying "Gay!" Your Wednesday shopping raised $900 for The Network/LA Red! gather here is proudly queer-owned and thrilled to employ a number of LGBTQ+ folx. In May we received a fundraiser donation request and we countered with, "why not be our We Care Wednesday recipient for June?" We're excited to share that The Network/LA Red, a Boston-based nonprofit that works to end partner abuse and support survivors in LGBTQ+, polyamorous, and kink communities is our June recipient. From Miriam, the...

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