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? Better Futures.
Better Futures Minnesota provides stable judgment-free employment opportunities to men who have been recently released from prison, building skills that can help them write their own success stories. Better Futures believes that men who have faced incarceration deserve the support they need to stay out of prison. That men who want to succeed shouldn't be locked out of opportunities, but that they should have access to the fundamentals everyone needs to build a healthy, happy life for themselves and their families.
This includes everything from specialized valuable "green jobs" training to housing support (the same pressures that lead to housing instability in the greater population are often intensified for the recently released, who face additional hurdles due to enforced limitations on solvency and access to public housing services etc.). The systemic ills of our prison system don't stop upon release, and Better Futures Minnesota is also intent on changing the costly systems and practices that produce poor results and perpetuate the chaos and cycles of dependency experienced by men who have faced incarceration.
You can hire their expert teams to do deconstruction, landscaping, maintenance, and architectural salvage, AND they have an amazing ReUse Warehouse with cabinets, fixtures, appliances, and reclaimed wood salvaged from their sustainable deconstruction work, proceeds from which go to support the mission! See more @betterfuturesmn.
If you don't need anything from us, please consider contributing directly to Better Futures Minnesota here. If you DO find yourself in need of something from us, know that your purchase goes to support good change happening on the community level.
Thanks to Lily 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.