Values: Community Support

One of our core values as a company is contributing to our local community. This means a commitment to being actively engaged in supporting neighborhood development and community assistance. Our desire to improve our community stems from a belief that a business should be run by the workers and for the interests of the workers and the broader community that we serve . Our local activism should grow as we develop as a company, supporting community institutions through financial contributions, business partnerships, artistic collaborations, and donations of labor and material.

This summer we took our first steps in recognizing our goal through our partnership with Students of Sustainability, a Syracuse University based environmental group seeking to increase sustainability and environmental consciousness across campus. We donated 10% of our sales at their annual Earthfest to the organization Syracuse Grows. Syracuse grows is a group of gardeners and urban agriculturalists establishing community gardens around the city to help increase access to fresh seasonal foods and revitalize our urban landscape.

 Students and locals gather at the Thornden park amphitheater to enjoy Earthfest 2016 

Students and locals gather at the Thornden park amphitheater to enjoy Earthfest 2016 

We were also fortunate to be able to work with the CNY Pride Parade, providing shirts to the group with donated labor. Celebrating Syracuse's LGBTQ community was amazing, and the outpouring of solidarity was more important than ever this year.

 Marching from Solar St. the the Inner Harbor. Photo credit to  Michael Greenlar of the Post-Standard.

Marching from Solar St. the the Inner Harbor. Photo credit to Michael Greenlar of the Post-Standard.

We our proud to support such important projects and organizations, but our efforts wont stop here. We will constantly be working to find new opportunities to realize social and environmental justice and improve our surroundings. If you represent a local group looking for donated printed goods or even just in need of a few volunteers be sure to contact us through our website. We hope to keep you posted with more news, but until then peace and solidarity friends.