Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Getting the word out about Women of Purpose

I am happy to announce that our Women of Purpose Group has been chosen to be the featured charity at the Girl Power Hour event on January 17th at Solo bar on lower Queen Anne in Seattle! We will be selling necklaces made by saved women at the event! All proceeds acquired by the necklace sales will be donated to the micro loan program! Any women is welcome to attend. The cost of the event is $10 and there will be a guest speaker. Please check out the invitation for more details. I am so happy to announce this great news! Every little bit of exposure helps create awareness about our cause!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tronie Foundation Serves Trafficked Women Locally

Hi Ladies!
Have you read about the Tronie Foundation lately in the papers - or seen Rani and Trong on Oprah and PBS? Well, they are from our own backyard! They have an amazing story, both being victims of trafficking and are now working in Washington state to fight trafficking and also to provide shelters for trafficked women. I spoke with Rani by phone and she is excited to find ways our Women of Purpose at Overlake can partner with them. She is also available to come to Overlake sometime to tell her own story. She is currently doing some speaking with Sharon Cohen of IJM. How do you feel about serving victims of trafficking right in our own backyard?!! Check out the link included here to the recent Seattle Times article on the Tronie Foundation and their story :(

Looking forward to your thoughts at our next meeting!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Our Microloan Sales!

Hello Women of Purpose Ladies!

Well, I am not exactly sure where we are at with sales, but my estimations are that we are at around $2000 to $3000!! That means that we could be helping as many as 30 women start their own businesses! I have not heard from very many of you though so let me know where you are at with your sales so that I can get a more accurate count! I am more than excited by all of your enthusiasm for this project and I love that we are getting the word out about this cause. It is so important for us to communicate that there is a real, tangible way to help women and children suffering around the world.

If you are having a hard time figuring out the best way to go about selling the cards, be encouraged! I just sent out an email to many of my contacts saying that if they were interested, I would mail the cards out to them. I have been really surprised by the variety of people that have responded to this call to action. I have friends from high school that were moved to buy a card! You just never know! So be encouraged if you aren't a "seller" and don't feel comfortable asking people to help.

I am honored to be working with all of you on this project and excited to take on another challenge in the near future! I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas.