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JUNE 2024 WE CARE WEDNESDAY

Happy PRIDE month! But for what it's worth, we celebrate PRIDE every damn day at gather here. gather here is queer-owned and proud to employ queer craft specialists. Like we said in 2021, we always strive to be our true selves, living our complicated realities within the craft community - highlighting other queer makers and finding ways to disrupt assumptions about fiber craft. In June we're fundraising for BAGLY, the Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth. BAGLY was formed in 1980 and is a youth-led, adult-supported organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services...

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May 2024 We Care Wednesday

The National Network of Abortion Funds builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice. In 2016 we were told that it didn't matter who was elected, Roe v Wade was "settled" and "the law of the land". Well, it's 2024 and one state after another has found a way to make abortion inaccessible. We encourage you to get involved wherever you are located. Invest in some Abortion Fund goods and show your support. Donate directly! And why not...

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April 2024 We Care Wednesday

In March, the Boston Globe featured volunteers that have opened up their homes to refugees and asylum seekers in Massachusetts. We were excited to learn of an organization working nearby and checked out the ArCS Cluster which helps refugees and asylum seekers in Arlington, Cambridge, and Somerville. ArCS Cluster is an all volunteer organization, with no office and no overhead, so every penny donated goes to support a local refugee or asylum seeker. Many of their guests have to stay anonymous because of the danger to relatives in their home country, but here is the story of one of their extraordinary guests....

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March 2024 We Care Wednesday

When we first opened gather here back in 2011 we were located just two blocks away from On The Rise on Broadway. We've been fortunate to be able to be one of the sponsors of their annual event: Empty Bowls Project over the past few years and to coincide with this annual event we decided to raise funds for their organization this month as well. On The Rise was founded in 1995 on the idea that dependable relationships catalyze healing and transformation. They commit to relationships with chronically homeless women and transgender/non-binary people that are long-term and relevant to their...

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February 2024 We Care Wednesday

On December 19, 2023, Barbara A. Tahhan-Petrella passed away after a long struggle with cancer. Barbara was an important figure in gh team member, Ciara's, life - mother to her longtime partner, Jenna, and "Glama" to Sky and Moose, their two dogs. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made in Barbara's name to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Dear Jack Foundation. We were not familiar with the Dear Jack Foundation and after learning more about their work providing impactful programs benefiting adolescents and young adults (AYA) diagnosed with cancer and their families to improve their...

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