In January 2017 we launched our We Care Wednesday initiative. By donating 5% of our sales each Wednesday, we were able to raise $9,000 for Greater Boston non-profits in 2017. 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. We are proud to continue this effort in 2018.
Supporting non-profits that continue doing the essential work needed in our communities is important to gather here and we think it's important to the people that shop, take classes, and spend time here. This February 2018 our We Care Wednesday recipient is: Museum of African American History.
Boston is history rich and this includes the history of African Americans. Boston is home to the Abiel Smith School, the first building in the nation constructed with the sole purpose of serving as a public school for black children. It is now home of to some amazing exhibits curated by the MAAH. Including Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century. We encourage you to visit the MAAH, become a member, and to consider renting one of their historic spaces for your next gathering.
We are observing Black History Month over on our Instagram feed by featuring African American fiber artists and designers throughout history. From quilts to embroidery, there are so many artists to highlight.