Olympics: resolving my internal conflicts

The flurries of ongoing issues around the Sochi Olympics and the state of the treatment of LGBT in Russia have left me feeling a little “meh” about the Olympics. Luckily today I saw that Bristol Ivy has put together an effort for knit/crochet designers to raise funds for gay, trans and human rights organizations during the Olympics. There are quite a few designers on board and links to quite a few organizations, should you be moved to make your own donations.

This was a no-brainer for me. For the duration of the Olympics (Feb. 7 – 23), I’ll be donating 50% of my pattern sales to Egale Canada. Egale is “Canada’s only national charity promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) human rights through research, education and community engagement.”

My fellow Canadian and online friend Maureen Foulds is also in on the action, donating 75% of sales on the opening & closing days and 25% on the other days, as she explains on her blog.

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2 Responses to Olympics: resolving my internal conflicts

  1. Cookie says:

    What a wonderful thing to be doing!

    My only interest is in the dangerous face water, so yeah, I’m right there with you about the Games.

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