These Bluebirds of Crappiness are showing extra plumage because, thanks to your pattern purchases, we raised $1025 in May for Chicago food pantries!
I made an initial donation of $825 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository after the first week of sales, then followed up with $200 more at the end of the month. The ongoing anti-racism protests have motivated me to match that second chunk with a donation to My Block, My Hood, My City‘s Business Relief Fund, which is helping Black-owned businesses that have suffered damage in the recent looting in our city (largely done by out-of-state people unrelated to peaceful protests).
All proceeds from pattern sales of Bluebirds of Crappiness are still going to Chicago-area food pantries. You can find the pattern in the Mochimochi Shop or on Ravelry.
I’m also thinking about selling some hand-knitted bluebirds for those who don’t knit… I’ll post about it here if I decide to do that. For now, I still have a big list of people in my life to knit them for as the crappiness continues!