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? In Memoriam: Whitney Anderson.
When we first began our Foundry Giving Friday initiative, we envisioned every Friday's donation as a 1:1 investment directly back into our communities where they can have the biggest impact since we've seen firsthand that some of the most important and necessary work happens at the hyper-local community level. And there is nothing more vital to our local human community than Family.
Last week, we unexpectedly lost one of our Foundry extended family members, Whitney Anderson. From her loving tribute:
To be in Whitney's presence was to be cared for, and she had a wide and well-loved circle of friends. Whitney had a knack for saying just the right thing and a sixth sense for knowing just what to do; she was sassy and hilarious and warm and wonderful. She was a fairy godmother to all children, an expert mixologist, the best hugger, and always put on great music. Whitney was a wonderful mother; a beloved and caring friend to so many; a loving partner; and a devoted daughter and sister.
Whitney's family requests that all memorials in her name go to an education fund for her son Harper. This Giving Friday we honor that wish.
And always, a reminder: hold each other extra tight, dear ones, and fill yourselves with a cherishing so deep for this wide world full of bittersweet blessings and the precious gift of knowing each other.
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.