In January 2017 we launched our We Care Wednesday initiative. By donating 5% of our sales each Wednesday, we were able to raise $800 for Food for Free. This kind of targeted weekly giving is just another way we can focus our community-based business on doing good in all the ways we can.
This March the local non-profit we will be donating to is the Cambridge Arts Council. This city agency funds, promotes, and presents high-quality, community-based arts programming for the benefit of artists, residents, and visitors to Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2016, we had the opportunity to participate in the Annual River Festival and created fiber art with attendees as well as displayed a fiber memorial for Allison Warmouth. It was one of our favorite parts of 2016.
President Barack Obama said in a Town Hall at North High School in Des Moines, "You need food and shelter and all that good stuff, but the things that make you laugh, cry, connect, love -- so much of that is communicated through the arts[...]And they’re not extras. They’re central to who we are. Part of what makes us human is our ability to make art, to represent what’s inside of us in ways that surprise and delight people."
So when you need to pick up some notions or have a new fiber project you've been considering tackling, come in on a Wednesday and make your purchase truly make a difference.