Wow! Do you ever find yourself looking back over the year, months, or weeks past and thinking, “wow, just wow”? For many of us, Fall is a time of looking back at our resolutions or Springtime goals and thinking about how we can finish the year well with intention. This week, on the cusp of our new collection launch we found ourselves doing just that and it left us saying, “Wow, this has been an amazing year!”
What we have hoped for (and so much more) is here! I find myself bursting with glee announcing through the office like a joyful loudspeaker, “Starfish Project is amazing! The work we get to do is amazing! You are all amazing!” That our friends, includes you. Your advocating, giving, liking, sharing, purchasing, and gifting is making all of this possible. You are Starfish Project and you are amazing!
This year we have seen an unprecedented number of women escape the brothels and experience freedom at Starfish Project. Your purchases, YOU, have made this possible!
“Your advocating, giving, liking, sharing, purchasing, and gifting is making all of this possible. You are Starfish Project and you are amazing!”
This year women from our program have begun teaching literacy and math in our vocational training program! June, a survivor and Starfish Project trained photographer has taken over as Lead Designer company-wide! She is leading and training a team of new women in design and photography. And can we just say, she is doing a phenomenal job-- she has a natural gift for teaching and leading. It’s an incredible privilege to see her shine in these areas!
Lulu is now training a team of survivors to run our website! Zongying has completed her accounting certification and is now the lead accountant at our Riverside Branch! Bai has trained Loni in Quality Control and is now our Graphic Designer in training! Mae shares, “My dreams have come true. I am studying for the first time in my life.”
“My dreams have come true. I am studying for the first time in my life.” - Mae
We have new Safe Homes, we’re expanding our offices and workshops, (see our Create Space to Lead campaign) more women are escaping the brothels, and discovering the gifts within themselves. You, yes YOU, are helping provide each one with the tools she needs to develop a meaningful career and a sustainable life of freedom!
You have continued to be the bright light in this season, you have encouraged us to move forward in the midst of uncertainty and equipped us through your purchases to allow so much growth to happen this year. As we celebrate All The Things, we celebrate you. And what better time of year for merry celebrations!
This holiday season we invite you to delight in your impact through our new Merry & Bright Collection. As you wear and gift each survivor-created piece may it glow with the hope, joy and celebration of the season.
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