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Monday
Jul022018

OUR NEW FOLDING PROJECT!

Thank you to our generous Black Ink customers for contributing to our June folding project benefiting BAGLY, Boston Alliance of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Youth! We folded lots of butterflies and collected $180, Black Ink matched that and we sent $360 today to BAGLY to support the important work they do in our community.

Today we start a new project to benefit No Empty Bedsides, a wonderful organization raising money to support families with hospitalized children while they care for their families during this crucial time. NEB partners with the Pediatric Pallative Care Team right here at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Check out their mission at www.NOEMPTYBEDSIDES.com. Stop by either of our stores to pick up an origami heart for a dollar, and help these families in their time of need.

Thursday
Jun282018

NOW MORE THAN EVER!

"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass."  MAYA ANGELOU

"Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights, once and for all." HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

 

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

July 4th is approaching, always a festive and meaningful holiday here in New England as we celebrate the birth of American independence. Did you know Massachusetts was the first state to make the 4th of July an official state holiday? And that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4th, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence?

 

Saturday
Jun162018

Summertime in the city!

Friday
Jun012018

Super Dads

Time to celebrate Dads! We have a great selection of Father's Day cards for you to choose from, and some unusual gift ideas too! Come by and check out what's new!

And a big thank you to our generous customers for supporting our April/May folding project for Boston Area Rape Crisis Center! Check out their mission at www.BARCC.org.

The month of June is LGBTQ Pride and we have chosen BAGLY as our folding project recipient.

Boston Alliance of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Youth is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ youth community. Come by either of our stores this month and get an origami butterfly for one dollar. All proceeds will be donated to BAGLY.

Friday
May112018

Happy Mom's Day Weekend

Just a few Mother's Day cards left, it's time to get creative! Our Boston store sells hundreds of artistic rubber stamps; perhaps Mom would still treasure a handmade greeting? We have lots of wonderful gift choices to select from, beautiful gift wraps and ribbons, and other oddities. 

 I spent last weekend visiting my mom in Chicago, and want to wish her, and all your special mother figures a great weekend filled with gratitude. Speaking of gratitude, thanks to our generous customers our origami fundraiser for Boston Area Rape Crisis Center has reached $250 - Black Ink will match that and send $500 to this wonderful community outreach service. Peace, Susan and Marge