CURA was founded to serve our local and global communities through a compassionate, female-forward value chain. The coronavirus pandemic is an exceptional moment in history, and it has challenged CURA in ways we were prepared for and in ways we weren't. Culturally, we are prepared to serve, and we are going to use this page to update you on how the pandemic is impacting our producers, makers, and vendors, opportunities to help, and ways to give in support of organizations serving the most vulnerable among us.
Thank you for being with us.
Kiko and Kate
ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT
Refugee Artisan Initiative: Refugee Artisan Initiative's mission is to transform the lives of refugee and immigrant women by providing sustainable work in sewing and handcrafting goods. RAI is raising funds to employ artisans to sew protective masks for our healthcare heroes. Contribute here.
Mary's Place: Since 1999, Mary’s Place has helped hundreds of women and families move out of homelessness into more stable situations. We provide safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. Across nine emergency family shelters in King County, we keep struggling families together, inside, and safe when they have no place else to go, providing shelter, services, resources, community, and hope. Donate here.
Seattle Artists Relief Fund: This fund is aimed at helping those in the greater Seattle arts community who have been financially impacted by cancellations due to COVID-19. Depending on funding levels and amount of requests, priority may given to artists from communities that have been historically and systemically economically disadvantaged. Contribute here.
Food Lifeline: Food Lifeline is actively engaged with the Emergency Operations Center, the King County Executive’s Office and Seattle/King County Public Health to safely mobilize systems that provide continued food access to our community. Donate here.
Art by Emma Kunz
Weekly meditation with Cristina is back!
Every Friday morning at 9am, we will meet on Zoom for 45 minutes of practice, which may include some teachings and poetry in addition to guided meditation. Our intention is to co-create a space for support and connection, letting community build and sustain our strength as we look for joy and meaning in the tumult of the times.