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? MAD DADS!
MAD DADS Minneapolis is the Minnesota chapter of a nationwide civic group dedicated to community-led activism. "MAD DADS" is an acronym: Men Against Destruction Defending Against Drugs And Social disorder. The original chapter of MAD DADS was founded by a group of African-American Dads in Omaha in the late 80's to organize locally focused and community-empowered responses against rising gang violence and drug presences their neighborhood. Our local chapter of MAD DADS has been supporting families since 1998—with a specific focus on Men and Dads. From mentoring to counseling, from community service experiences to youth camps, education resources to job training and career opportunities, from after-school programming to MAD DADS outreach teams who are on the streets every night, MAD DADS empowers families and children on the local level with tools to be vocal, visible, and vigilant advocates for positive change within their own communities.
We are pleased and proud to support this excellent Minnesota-based organization this Foundry Giving Friday! If you don't need anything from us, consider supporting them directly If you DO 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 Cindy for the stellar nomination!
To learn more about our Foundry Giving Friday initiative or if YOU have a worthy cause to nominate, pop on over to our Nomination Page and drop us a line. We're all in this together.