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? St. Stephen's!
Did you wake up in your lovely warm bed this week and think "dang, it's really getting chilly!" because we sure did. We've featured St. Stephen's before and, while their work is crucial and heart-filling year round, when the temps start to drop is when it really gets real. Because...
St. Stephen's is working to end homelessness in Hennepin County. Our city is experiencing a crisis within a crisis: driven by systemic issues like an affordable housing shortage, the wealth gap, stagnant wages, and legacies of racist policies and practices, there are far too many people who simply have nowhere to go. From targeted, tailored early interventions for those at imminent risk of losing their housing to outreach, shelter, and support services for those already experiencing homelessness, St. Stephen's is working to close the gap, meeting people where they are, and working together toward self-sufficiency and housing stability. Also, a friendly reminder: it's about to get really cold here. We can do better. See more @ststephensmpls.
If you don't need anything from us, consider contributing directly to St. Stephen's here. If you DO find yourself in need of a clock to tell you it's time to make sure all humans in our communities are warm and fed or a dinosaur to remind you when most of the rules and regulations enforcing the outdated systems surrounding housing security were enacted, know that your purchase goes to support good change happening on the community level.
Thanks to Lewis 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.