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? Emerge Mother's Academy.
We've been thinking a lot about mothers this season. There are so many different ways to be a mother, to give and to receive care, and so many paths and journeys on the way towards, into, out of, or away from motherhood. The true gift and opportunity of mothering is, of course, to build worlds that allow the space for all. This month, our Foundry Giving Fridays will be dedicated to uplifting those who work tirelessly to build the world all of its children deserve.
This week's recipient: Emerge Mother's Academy. Emerge Mother's Academy is a Twin-Cities-based non-profit dedicated to providing support services to single mothers to help them flourish, both as parents and as fully realized human beings.
Providing a comprehensive array of services (think: everything from financial planning courses to constructive parenting classes, career mentoring to a micro-loan grant program for entrepreneurial moms), a connected community, and a safe physical space to just be, Emerge Mother's Academy strives to provide the hardest-working-mamas-in-the-biz with the support they need—not just for their families to survive, but to thrive.
Like everything in this wild time, the obstacles and barriers experienced by single-parent-families have only increased under the various pressure points exposed and exacerbated the pandemic. Economic uncertainty, concerns for personal and public safety, job loss, serious threats to housing and food security, managing childcare...whew, it's A LOT. It can be hard to ask for help, and Emerge makes it easier to get it. See more @emergemothersacademy.
We are pleased and proud to support this good work this Foundry Giving Friday. If you don't need anything from us, consider donating to Emerge Mother's Academy directly 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.
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.