A Wednesday Word from the Director | Self Care is The Best Care

Dear Community,

I want to start off by apologizing for my absence last week. Between fibro flares, emotional upsets, and working nearly around the clock I knew I would forget to get my weekly message to you one of these weeks this summer.

The last three weeks have been challenging for me to say the least. Living with a chronic illness and running a business is no joke and sometimes I literally feel like I cannot do it all.

Don’t get me wrong. I love this work. I live for this work but chronic pain and fatigue makes the daily battle feel like an all consuming war and some weeks 95% of my focus has to be devoted to the absolute essentials and nothing more.

With all this said I am happy to be feeling much better than I have in many weeks. I have so much to share but in keeping with my self care mantra; I’ll save some of the most recent highlights for next week.

Be sure to keep up with me and 540WMain on the official Facebook page and my personal facebook page. Social media is our lifeblood and we love seeing all your comments, likes, loves and shares.

Before I forget…

Merch Fundraiser

Our fundraising efforts continue with the debut of 540WMain merch. Support our mission and order a t-shirt, tote bag, flip flops, and more for you or a friend.

About The August Merch Fundraiser

In conjunction with the launch of The Rochester Makers Gift Shop Lamont Awards & Apparel has partnered with us to bring you 540 branded merch including t-shirts, sandals, mugs, and a cool tote bag

Click the button below through August 16 to order your merch:

As always if you are interested in making a monetary donation, the best way is via our gofundme campaign www.gofundme.com/540WMain . We wish we could plant a money tree but since we can’t your contributions are the lifeblood of our work

Last but not least, download the August calendar here

Take Care

Calvin Eaton, Founder & Executive Director

Published by Calvin Eaton

(he/his/him) Calvin Eaton is a disabled community educator, content creator, and social entrepreneur, whose area of expertise includes antiracism, equity, justice, instructional design, and program development. In 2016 Mr. Eaton founded 540WMain, Inc. a non-profit online and community-based organization for accessible education and events that promote justice for all.

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