end of this journey

Posted on February 18 2017

dear #umanounion,

it is with massive gratitude that I announce the end of an inconceivably meaningful chapter. 

umano will operate through the end of february and give our last 1,000 backpacks full of art supplies.

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    Posted on July 19 2016

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