Monday, March 28, 2011

{A look inside our hearts...}

As The Blue Ladybug celebrates a year in business existence, we are looking outside of our own selves and families to how we can use our business to help others around us! We believe the blessing of our business is from God, and we want to start using it to bless others. The Lord has really been developing a passion in both our hearts towards a certain organization that’s mission fits SO well with who we are as individuals as well as together co-operating The Blue Ladybug! We are so excited to share with you our burden for this very important cause, and make you more aware of a growing global issue!

Women At Risk, International (WAR, Int’l) is a nonprofit organization established to place circles of protection around women at risk. The purpose and passion of this organization is to wrap arms of love around women and children, whispering the message that they were created for purpose and dignity. Creating safe places for women and children rescued from many abuses including human trafficking/sexual slavery, WAR, Int’l desires to give voice to their silenced cries.

They have an amazing video on their homepage that we WANT you to watch! It describes so well this desperate need to rescue thousands of women and children who are being exploited, trafficked, used and abused everyday around the world. You will get a very clear picture of this desperate need, and what WAR Int’l is and does. We wish we had this video right on our blog! We’re working on that, but for now, to watch the video (1) Go to WAR Int’l’s homepage, (2) scroll down till you see the video, (3) click play and watch- your life will be changed! It’s only and definitely worth your time! We’ll be here waiting for you to get back… WATCH VIDEO HERE!

So… do you think you could ever be the same after watching that? We won’t! This is modern-day slavery and most of us don’t realize what a huge crisis this is! Neither of us did until we were introduced to this wonderful organization! The Lord has led our hearts here and we want to use our business to help support WAR Int’l in whatever way possible! As we at The Blue Ladybug live our lives as moms to precious toddlers, and making homemade items for women and children, there are countless women and children who need freedom and who need an opportunity at a new life! WAR Int’l provides this not just by rescuing women and children and placing them in safe houses, but also teaching them skills so that they can support themselves and their families with dignity! Do you see why we feel so connected to this? We want to be a part in helping other moms, other women, in learning handmade skills to support themselves and help them survive!

We’ll be taking the rest of this week to raise awareness about Women At Risk, International and share different aspects of their organization and programs.
{Here are is some other exciting news…}

>We will be doing a special in our shops this week! For every Brother Sister Set sold this week (until Saturday 4/2), we will donate 20% of that sale to Women At Risk, Int’l. {Shop Now}

>We also have a brand new page added to the left side of the blog all about Women At Risk Int’l. It has The Blue Ladybug’s current WAR specials in our shops, some basic info, links to WAR’s website, facebook page and a Donate button.

Here’s what you can do this week to learn more about WAR Int’l and to help the trafficked and exploited:
…Check out our WAR Int’l page,
…browse WAR’s beautiful website,
…and you can even Donate through their site!


Robyn said... [Reply]

I think this is so great! I am so passionate for Women at Risk. Sex trafficking and everything else they do is such a sad and horrible thing. Thanks for raising awareness!!