Every Friday The Foundry Home Goods contributes 5% of our total sales to a different community-nominated small-and-mighty cause. This Friday's Foundry Giving Friday recipient? Conflict Resolution Center.
Have you thought to yourself at any time in the past few years that if only we could talk it out like human beings...if we could just HEAR each other...so much of this could just be resolved? We certainly have. But...where to start? What to say? How to listen?
The Minnesota-based Conflict Resolution Center is a non-profit dedicated to guiding humans through tough conversations and finding resolution through mediation. Led by empathetic and specially trained mediators, their services are geared towards finding actionable solutions towards resolving all sorts of achingly simple and universal problems (fence line boundaries between neighbors, differences on how best to care for aging parents among siblings, co-workers who have different expectations or work styles... just the stuff of being a human being in the world) with clarity, set direction, and clear boundaries.
The power of an unbiased mediator, one whose only skin in the game is finding a satisfactory resolution for all, is so simple that it feels revolutionary. The Conflict Resolution Center takes that idea—if only we could just talk it out—and makes it a reality.
If you don't need anything from us, please consider directly supporting Conflict Resolution Center here.
If you DO find yourself in need of anything from us, know that your purchase goes to support good change happening on the community level.
Thanks to Lauren (whose partner, Sam, did so much of the gorgeous woodwork in our new shop!) for the nomination.
If YOU have a worthy cause to nominate for our Foundry Giving Friday initiative, pop on over to our Nomination Page and drop us a line. We're all in this together.