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? Avenues For Youth!
Avenues For Youth is a Minnesota based nonprofit that partners with youth in Hennepin county experiencing homelessness. Avenues For Youth has supported young people ages 16-24 for over 25 years, providing stable housing, building trusted relationships, and partnering with each human on an individual level to advocate for (and working together building the skillsets to advocate for themselves) in navigating education, career, health and wellness, and housing goals. Homelessness is not a disease, it is a symptom of systemic oppression, racism, and poverty. Empowering generations of youth with the tools to deal with and overcome these intersectional traumas and barriers to growth at the ground level is a big freaking deal and can result in serious triumphs. After all, youth are resilient, inspiring, and—given the opportunity—can (and should) be the drivers of their own journey. See more of their good work: @avenuesforyouth.
We are pleased and proud to support this excellent locally-based organization this Foundry Giving Friday! If you don't need anything from us, consider supporting them directly. If you find yourself in need of beeswax or bulk supplies, know that your purchase goes to support good change happening on the community level.
Thanks to Heather for the stellar 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.
And because you know we can't resist some good "Shop" Dogs: