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? Asian Americans Advancing Justice!
Today and every day we stand in solidarity with our human community. To say we are horrified, disgusted, enraged, and deeply heart-struck at the tragic racially targeted murders last week in Atlanta is an understatement. Even more troublingly, these most recent racist (and misogynistic and fetishizing and and and) murders targeting Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander communities are tragically...unsurprising. How we have gotten here (or, rather, how the pathogen of White violence has been allowed—and is continuing to be allowed—to fester unchecked for our entire collective history) is important learning for us all to unpack on our own time. How we get OUT of here? That is the necessary, daunting work of our lifetimes and, in this particular fight, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) is on the front lines.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) is a national non-profit based in Washington DC, advocating for an America in which all Americans can benefit equally from, and contribute to, the American dream. Their mission is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. Fighting for these inalienable rights through education, litigation, and public policy advocacy, AAJC serves to empower Asian American communities by bringing local and national constituencies together and ensuring everyone is able to participate fully in our democracy. From tracking and stopping hate crimes to mobilizing and empowering voters, from celebrating and elevating culture to protecting the vulnerable, AAJC is working to move AAPI communities forward which lifts us all up.
We are pleased and proud to support this crucial work, this Giving Friday and always. If you don't need anything from us, consider donating to AAJC directly.
If you DO find yourself in need of garden seeds or art supplies, 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.