You may remember that last year we celebrated Women's Equality Day (August 26) by offering a sale highlighting our women makers. That was an easy way to celebrate because about 50% of the products we carry are made by women!
This year we wanted to do something that would directly support women in a more tangible way. We decided to work with Bristol Lodge, which is run by the Middlesex Health Services Agency in Waltham. The facility provides beds for 12 homeless women each night, but even more importantly, they offer employment counseling, assistance with navigating other social programs, and give the women a safe place to stay each night while MHSA helps them find permanent housing. The agency assists with transitioning women from a time of crisis in their lives to a more stable environment.
To support Bristol Lodge and their efforts, we're donating 10% of all the purchases made during the week of August 21-27. No codes, nothing to remember or mention. Just shop during that week so we can donate as much as possible to this important cause. We are proud to support women makers around the world through the products we carry, and we are excited to offer an opportunity for you to support some local women who definitely need your help!