The Welcome Mat Project

WelcomeMatProjectI am so excited to be able to tell you about the Welcome Mat Project from Thistle Farms. In Partnership with I AM YOU and  Lighthouse Relief, this project helps women refugees gain economic freedom by creating mats woven from the life jackets worn by refugees on their journey to Greece. This project serves as a symbol of acceptance and solidarity with refugees and as a reminder that love is the most powerful force for change in the world. A small team of women from Thistle Farms will be traveling to Greece in April where they will work with the women in the refugee camps. The group hopes to return with finished products (which may look slightly different than the photo displayed) to be shipped out in the beginning of May. Show your love by preordering here.

Help survivors in Aleppo

Aleppo gettyimages-487630077Looking to help the survivors of the Aleppo massacres? Take a look at International Rescue Committee (IRC). They are well established in Syria and as violence continues to escalate in the region, are focusing their efforts by: partnering with local and diaspora groups to ensure the uninterrupted flow of medicines, supplies, and equipment; supporting clinics and mobile teams to deliver healthcare and trauma services; supplying displaced people with clothing and emergency supplies; running counseling and protection services for thousands of children in camps and communities; creating safe spaces for women and girls that offer services for survivors of violence; and providing emergency cash assistance to help displaced families meet immediate needs. To help, click here.