Every month we gather together at our Gowanus shop to help create political, social or environmental change and support an organization we believe is doing good stuff and making a difference. We craft and write postcards to the powers that be with guidance from the benefiting organization. We provide a pay as you wish sundae & pierogi bar (on us and @babaspierogies) and we provide postcards, crafting supplies, postage and a great community of people to hang with. And $1 per pre-packed pint across all our NY shops is donated to the monthly organization.
Please join us Thursday October 26th as we'll be benefiting FWD.us, an organization started by key leaders in the tech community to promote policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economy. For this month’s Pint’s & Postcards event benefiting @fwdus, we’ll be donating ALL funds in support to a local Dreamer.
We discovered the Protest Postcard Project at one of our very first gatherings and our so fortunate they join us each month with their fantastic homemade postcards. Brianna, from The Protest Postcard Project tells us a little about this very special partnership below:
The Protest Postcard Project:
The Protest Postcard Project was started by six friends who met in design school and were inspired to use our creativity in our activism after the Women’s March. When we saw that many advocates were suggesting reaching out to elected officials with postcards, we got together and designed postcards for some of the most important issues facing our country today, including healthcare, gun control, women’s and LGBT rights, and immigration.
Soon after we made our postcards, we saw that our favorite ice cream shop, Ample Hills, had started a monthly Pints & Postcards event to raise awareness for different issues each month. We reached out about donating some of our postcards to the cause of the month, and they were kind enough to partner with us. Now we get to eat ice cream for a good cause!
You can catch our postcards at the next Ample Hills Pints & Postcards event, or pick some up online.
Join us all this October and help us spread our small gathering one ice cream scoop at a time. #icecreamforgood. Make sure to RSVP on our event page!