“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston
I am easing in to 2018. I still haven’t figured out if it’ll be a question year or an answer one. To that end, I’m not certain what the focus of Stamp Out Hate will be, but in the meantime, here are some recent projects that I thought it worth sharing. I hope you’re having a happy new year and are feeling up to the task of spreading postal love throughout the land.
Amy Heitman, a stationery company I like, has launched a campaign called “Cards for Cause“. You can get 10 sample cards of theirs for $10 and 100% of the proceeds get donated to Ink Foundation.
Handwritten Revolution is still going strong. I cannot speak more highly of what they are doing. I recommend following their Instagram for a drip-feed of inspiration and project prompts.
Lastly, I very much enjoyed this post on the Write_On blog about how to make written resistance part of your 2018 resolutions.
Be kind. Try hard. Send Hope.
As I end this Month of Thanks, I want to thank you for participating, for reading, for writing, for being kind and trying hard. Thank you. I leave the last address to send thanks to up to you.
Every year, I like to pick an organization to support with my holiday giving. Last year’s focus was the Chicago Foundation for Women. They help women in Chicago. I’m a woman in Chicago. I really appreciate them and their work.
Chicago Foundation for Women, 140 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
I was a Girl Scout. I will be forever grateful to the people who helped me understand and grow into who I am today. The Girl Scouts organization had a hand in that. I still remember the Promise by heart.
Girl Scouts of the USA, 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018-2798, USA
Hand-in-hand with yesterday’s suggestion is She Should Run. Women are currently underrepresented in our political figures. She Should Run is committed to getting at least 250,000 women to run by 2030.
She Should Run, 718 7th Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC, 20001, USA
Running Start is an organization that introduces and educates young women and girls into politics. If this had been a thing when I was young (well, younger), maybe I’d be at this fight a bit differently.
Running Start, 1310 L St. NW, Suite 820, Washington, DC, 20005, USA
I am thankful for science. I am thankful for the people defending science in our world, people like the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Union of Concerned Scientists, Two Brattle Square, Cambridge, MA 02138-3780
Thinking all about leftovers today; so another food-focused organization has my attention. Feeding America runs hundreds of food banks and thousands of food pantries across America.
Feeding America, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
When I was a child, I can remember going with my grandmother on her volunteer delivery route for Meals on Wheels in the community where I grew up. Nowadays, that same organization helps out my other set of grandparents with a weekly meal delivery. There are multiple chapters of Meals on Wheels. Take a moment to thank your local one.
Meals on Wheels Chicago, 1111 N Wells St #307, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
Tomorrow is American Thanksgiving. It is a holiday focused around family and food. The Greater Chicago Food Depository helps delivery food and hope for hungry families all throughout the year. I am grateful for what I have and for all their hard work.
Greater Chicago Food Depository, 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL 60632, USA