One of the many things we love about this blog is that we can share not only the fun projects we are working on, but also things that are important to us as well. One of those things is an organization called Worthwhile Wear
that was started by our close friends, Dan and Steph.
Worthwhile Wear’s mission is to rescue young girls from forced prostitution and more importantly, prevent it from ever happening at all. They target the root issues of trafficking: poverty and lack of education, by teaching these girls a trade (making jewelry, bags, scarves etc) and offering them free education and a safe place to stay. For the past year, they’ve been focusing their efforts in India where they’ve been working to create vocational centers.
This year Worthwhile Wear is shifting its focus from overseas to something closer to home. In the final part of 2013 Worthwhile Wear will launch a new program called “The Well.” This is a long-term aftercare and housing program for women who have been sexually exploited or trafficked in and around the greater Philadelphia area.
Why is this so important to us? These are our daughters, Kira and Campbell, and we can’t even imagine how horrific it is for young girls like them to have to go through what they do as a result of trafficking. To know that it happens here, right where we live, is a sobering thought and we want to be a part of stopping it before it starts.
So, all that to say that Worthwhile Wear is having a party! It’s 2nd Annual Worthwhile Evening and we’ve agreed to help out with decor for the event again. We had so much fun last year with the “Taste of India” theme and want to make this year’s party just as awesome! You can read about last year’s event here and here, but we pretty much transformed a big, blank room into a fabulous backdrop for the event!
The centerpieces showcased the amazing jewelry made by women who have been rescued from trafficking.
This year’s theme is all about water (get it? The Well….), and the decorating committee has some pretty fun ideas up their sleeves.
We want you to come hang out with us at the event!
There will be delicious food, good music, beautiful art, a silent auction and a chance to hear from Shandra Woworuntu, a woman who escaped forced prostitution. Here are the deets you need to know:
When: Saturday, November 9th from 7-9 PM
Where: Calvary Church,
820 Rt. 113, Souderton, Pa 18964
Cost: $35 per ticket, or $30 for groups of 10 or more
Here’s the fun part, we’re giving away 2 tickets to the event!
We would love to have as many of you come to learn more about Worthwhile Wear and be a part of this awesome event, so we wanted to give away two tickets to make that happen for someone! We’ll announce the winner next Friday, October 18th. We’d be thrilled if you would share this post with your friends so that we can help Worthwhile Wear change the lives as many girls as possible!
Enter below for your chance to win:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
If you can’t make the event, then go ahead and start your Christmas shopping on their website! Don’t want to come to the event or shop, but still want to help? Donate here to help save young girls and give them the hope for a future.
Have a great weekend, everyone!