Friday, April 1, 2011

WAR Week Wrap-up {Freedom Walk}

Today we're wrapping up an amazing week of focusing on human trafficking and the amazing ministry that Women At Risk, International is having by rescuing women and children, helping them heal and giving them an opportunity to have a life of dignity! We are so honored, yet humbled, to have a small part in making a difference as we team up with WAR to raise money through our shop and raise awareness through our social media outlets (Facebook, and this blog!). We hope that this week has been eye-opening for you as you’ve learned more about the realities of human trafficking, as well as so heart-stirring for you that you'll never be the same!

Don’t worry, this isn’t the last you’ll hear about WAR from us! We plan to share current happenings and highlight programs a couple times a month, plus we want to tell you all the ways we’re getting involved with WAR and give plenty of opportunities for you to as well!

To wrap up this “WAR week,” we want to tell you about an opportunity that we are both going to be apart of in just 3 short weeks! We will NEED your help to make this happen!

The Hope Project is an organization out of Muskegon, MI (near us!) that is a partner of WAR Int’l. Their mission is to bring restoration and healing from the effects of sexual trafficking. They have rehabilitative programs and services, an aftercare service for child victims, and they even have a safe house for children rescued from trafficking in the United States. This is right in our back yard!

On April 21, 2011, they are having a Freedom Walk in Grand Rapids to raise money to fight child trafficking! It will be held at Grand Rapids Community College. There will be a 1-mile walk around Grand Rapids and then refreshments and a special speaker afterwards! We both plan to raise as much money as possible and walk in honor of all the precious children who are victims of trafficking.
Will you sponsor us?

 If you’re interested in raising money and walking, visit this site for all the info!

But if you aren’t able to attend the event because you live too far away or already have plans, we would love for you to join our team by sponsoring us! We have a goal to raise at least $200 together! We only have three weeks, but we think we can do it. However, we’d LOVE to surpass the $200 mark! Please email us if you are interested in sponsoring us, even if you can only give a small amount! Together we can make a difference! We need you!

Thanks for being a part of this journey into our hearts this week! It’s been life-changing for us, and we’re excited to see where the Lord will take us (and The Blue Ladybug) from here!

Don’t forget all the ways you can help in the fight against human trafficking…
…Visit WAR Int’l’s website and discover all the ways you can get involved!
Shop homemade products made by rescued and at-risk women at The War Chest
Donate directly to WAR!
…purchase a Brother Sister Set in our shop for 20% of the sale to be donated to WAR
…SPONSOR US at the Freedom Walk- Email us if you’re interested! (

*Don’t forget that TODAY is the last day to get your Easter orders in!!!! And our WAR special is going on until tomorrow, so it's the perfect time to buy and help women in need at the same time! {SHOP NOW}