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? Protect Minnesota.
In light of the THREE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN MASS SHOOTINGS since January (that is the number at the time of writing, there will certainly be more in the intervening minutes), this week we focus, yet again, on ending gun violence. Protect Minnesota is the only independent, state-based gun violence prevention nonprofit in Minnesota. In their words:
We are working to enact effective, evidence-based solutions to gun violence across our state. We give Minnesotans resources to stand against gun violence in their communities through conducting and distributing gun violence research, advocating for gun violence prevention legislation, educating Minnesotans about the root causes of gun violence and how to address them, and investing in the communities that experience the most devastating impacts of gun violence.
For 25 years, Protect Minnesota has represented passionate gun violence prevention activists from around the state demanding a safe, more just Minnesota. Add your voice today and tell our legislators, journalists, community leaders, and fellow Minnesotans that enough is enough, and the time for an end to gun violence in our state is now.
We don't have to live like this. Many (from what may perhaps the depths of our naiveté we would like to believe most?) of us don't choose the path of violence, but inaction, enabled by the endless repetitive dulling of our horror, indeed clears the way for violence. Exhaustion is the privilege of the living and inertia is not an option.
If you don't need anything from us, please consider directly supporting Protect Minnesota here.
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.