About Us

About Us

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

– Maya Angelou


All Are Welcome Here, LLC was founded in November of 2016 determined to celebrate, nurture, honor, and protect what makes Minnesota and the United States so great: ALL OF US.

All Are Welcome Here wants to do good and give back to our neighbors near and far by utilizing our design talents towards social issues important to us. We also work with schools, businesses, non-profits, and religious organizations on customized inclusion campaigns.


Our Mission

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.


Our mission is to support a just, inclusive and equitable environment for everyone in our community and beyond. We believe that our diversity makes Minnesota and the United States truly great, and we are committed to taking concrete actions to support our mission and vision.

In 2024, we will donate 5% of our online sales to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an organization dedicated to fulfilling the promise of the Minnesota and United States Constitutions to protect the civil rights and liberties of everyone, especially the interests of people who are disfavored or marginalized. The ACLU is nonpartisan, defending the civil liberties of everyone, regardless of their politics. We donate to the Minnesota chapter, which shares resources with the national organization and other state chapters.

To show our support for our transgender family, friends, and neighbors, we're also donating 5% of our online sales will be to Transforming Families of Minnesota, a community where transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth and their families come together to support each other in a safe, welcoming space. When Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill into law making Minnesota a safe haven for transgender people in 2023, Transforming Families became a go-to resource for outstate families with transgender kids.


Inspired by Kindness

“Don’t talk about it, be about it. Be about love. Be about respect. Be about empathy, kindness, inclusiveness, gratitude, patience, selflessness, humility, compassion, resolve and strength.”

– Bart Becker, Principal, Maple Grove High School


All Are Welcome Here was started by graphic designer, Jaime Chismar, a proud Minnesotan who grew up in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Jaime was deeply moved and inspired by the show of unity at Maple Grove High School after racist graffiti was found throughout the building in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. The signs of support written by the students in response to this graffiti inspired her to make her own sign for her neighborhood, with the initial hope of raising money for her local food shelf. She put out a request on Facebook to fill an order for 50 signs. The demand was greater than she ever imagined.

The red crimson stripe in our sign is our deepest thank-you to the students and staff of Maple Grove High School who came together to support one another—and in doing so reminding us that acts of love great and small can make us all feel welcome. You can read more about the events at Maple Grove High School and listen to Principal Bart Becker's speech on MPR's NewsCut blog.