You may have seen a few inspirational yard signs promoting tolerance, love and understanding in the Medway area recently.
The Hate Has No Home Here Project promotes just and inclusive communities by encouraging neighbors to declare their homes, schools, businesses, and places of worship to be safe places where everyone is welcome and valued.
Medway's Mendy Tarkowski is heading up the initiative in our local area. In order to spread the word and offer these signs free of charge, with pick up locations at TC Scoops in Medway and right here at the MyFM studios, Mendy has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for printing costs.
Here's Mendy's message on her page...
I am a resident of Medway, MA. I love the simple message behind these signs and would love to see that message spread. If you would like a sign, or you would just like to see more of them in your area, please donate.
The movement behind these signs started in a small Chicago neighborhood where people from more than 40 countries live. The phrase was created by a Kindergartener and a 3rd grader at their elementary school. The artwork was created by Steven Luce. These signs are now found around the country and as far away as Sweden and Ecuador. Visit the national campaign's website for more information. https://hatehasnohomehere.wordpress.com/
This GoFundMe campaign started in Medway, MA to bring 100 signs to our small town. In response to interest from neighboring towns, it was relaunched as a Metrowest campaign after the first 50 signs were ordered. This campaign has provided signs for 12 MA towns so far!
The signs are distributed for free to anyone who can pick one up or arrange for someone to pick one up for them. They can be picked up at TC Scoops in Medway and at the 101.3 FM studio in Milford. There are also individuals helping with distribution in Medway, Framingham, and Franklin.
Signs are ordered in sets of at least 100 as funds are raised. Over 400 have been ordered so far!
To keep up with this campaign, subscribe to updates or join the Hate Has No Home Here, Metrowest Massachusetts facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1815140708760095/
Help spread the word!
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Listen to the MyFM in the Morning interview with Mendy here...