Friday, October 22, 2010

Made by Survivors Event

Here's a great opportunity to do some good friends, family and blog stalkers :)

I'm the President of the Phoenix Alumnae Chapter of Chi Omega and one of our goals is to stay committed to community service. Our National Organization supports Make a Wish, but our local chapter selects a different charity for each event. Last year, we hosted a fun evening of silent auction, bbq and music for Gabriel's Angels.

This year we decided that instead of holding one large philanthropic event every year, we'd do a smaller, quarterly event instead. Gone are the days of black-tie, pricey plated dinners. We're focussing on collection-based events like book collections, clothing donations and other events that cost those who participate little to no money, but still allow us to continue supporting worthy organizations.

Made by Survivors is an international organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and modern day slavery. They help survivors of slavery rebuild their lives after rescue from slavery, with sustainable income, education and help reintegrating into society. They work to prevent slavery in high risk communities such as red light and refugee communities, by creating jobs for adults and through volunteer trips and donations to the shelter partners for rescue, school fees, emergency needs and reintegration. (from their site)

Our alumnae group is hosting an open house event on Sunday, November 21st from 2-5pm in Mesa at the home of our Philanthropy Chair, Jerilyn. Anyone can (and should!) attend to check out the homemade items of the women assisted by this organization. There's jewelry, art, home goods, clothing, kids toys and more at all price points. I think I'm going to do some Christmas shopping while I'm there and find some one of a kind items for friends and family. We have a facebook event set up if you're interested in attending or looking for more information. We have an amazing Philanthropy team who are working on making the event a huge success for this organization. If you can't make the event please let me know and I'm happy to get you more info on how you can still shop through their site or catalog. Here are just a few of the items available, but there are many more on their site.

I may pick up a few of these silk business card cases at $10 each - great stocking stuffers

I love this bracelet and it's only $28

some cute kids items too like this little blue butterfly purse for $18

I'd love to see as many people there as possible. Everyone is invited so please spread the word to friends or family who may be interested in supporting the organization. The party will be a casual & fun opportunity to make a huge impact on the life of a survivor.

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