Every Friday The Foundry Home Goods donates 5% of our total sales to a different community-nominated small-and-mighty cause. This Friday's Foundry Giving Friday recipient? Tubman!
Tubman is a Minneapolis-based non-profit that offers a full range of community services to people that need them. Each year they help ~25,000 people in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties and the surrounding area get the services, support, and information they need after experiencing trauma—including relationship violence, sexual assault and exploitation, trafficking, addiction, mental health issues and more. We serve people of all ages and genders and offer a broad continuum of services to help people find the support and information they need. If this seems impossibly comprehensive...it is.
Tubman started in the early 1970's, offering emotional support systems, chemical health services, and childcare to women with a focus on those experiencing domestic violence. In the years since, Tubman's healing capacity has expanded to include support services to address the causes and consequences of: Women experiencing intimate partner violence, Teens experience dating violence, online abuse and harassment, Seniors falling victim to physical abuse or financial extortion, those experiencing homelessness, victims of sex trafficking, those who have experienced or are experiencing sexual exploitation and victimization. Their umbrella of offerings includes food and shelter, transitional housing, volunteer safe homes, a drop-in homeless center, legal services and counsel, services for navigating healthcare and chemical health services, school-based violence prevention education, holistic counseling, mental health programs, and pandemic services. Whew! It's a lot. And it's awfully necessary. See more of their good work @tubmanmn
We are pleased and proud to support this good work this Foundry Giving Friday! If you don't need anything from us, consider donating directly If you DO find yourself in need of beeswax replenishment or a new favorite dishbrush, know that your purchase goes to support good change happening on the community level.
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.