Last week my friend Andrea of The Train To Crazy posted this and I knew I had to get involved.
Did you know slavery is alive in well in this world and that OVER 500,000 Children between the ages of 5 and 15 are forced into sexual slavery every year?
And I know many of us (me!) are often overwhelmed by problems of this magnitude – after all, what can I do?
Well, I can MAKE.
The project is to gather small gifts – bracelets and zipper pouches – for women and children rehabilitating from forced sexual slavery. To show them that someone cares, and someone thinks She’s Worth It.
The project also seeks to gather donations to fund two organizations that are helping these women and children – specifically
- Father’s House: a safe house for children in Cambodia who are at risk for being trafficked. This home is run by In His Steps International. You can read more about it here.
- The Sewing Project: we’ll be raising money for a group of mothers in an Indian village who have been freed from the sex industry and are learning sewing as a trade! The funds will also help hire a social worker to help them with rehabilitation. This project is run by Indian Rescue Mission.
You can read more about the project in Andrea’s post HERE, as well as a button to donate. I will be donating and making zipper pouches. Andrea’s post also has links to tutorials for zip pouches and bracelets if you need inspiration, and I will be posting a tutorial here as soon as I get mine done.
So will you join me in trying to make a small difference? Alone I can’t do much, but together we can do quite a lot.
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