I am thrilled to introduce the second annual Fashioned for Freedom runway show, benefitting My Refuge House, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit ministry that restores survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and abuse. (myrefugehouse.org)
Fashioned for Freedom will take place at the
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 7pm-10pm.
The show will feature top fashions by out-standing ethical brands such as
Raven + Lily and Abi Ferrin.
$50 a person VIP
$100 (includes front row and VIP reception)
Tickets now available at fashionedforfreedom.eventbrite.com.
In addition, My Refuge House has collaborated with HeartStories, a community of women choosing to live more meaningful lives, while improving the world in the process. Heartstories will be hosting a popup shop that will give guests the opportunity to purchase socially responsible merchandise from brands that empower women around the world. Click here to view some of the items they will be selling.
THE WHY - THE GLOBAL CRISIS
In our world today, more slaves exist that ever before. This is an international crises that demands our attention.
- 2 0 . 9 M I L L I O N The number of victims of slavery around the world.
- 1 1 M I L L I O N The number of people held captive in modern day slavery in Asia and the Pacific
- 3 0 0 , 0 0 0 – 4 0 0 , 0 0 0 The number of trafficked persons in the Philippines, about one-fourth of which are children.
THE WHO - THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN RESCUED
Girls ranging in age from 11-19 who have been rescued in Cebu, Philippines from commercial sexual exploitation, human trafficking, and sexual abuse. These girls are brought to My Refuge House after being rescued by local law enforcement with the help of International Justice Mission.
THE HOW - THE PLACE OF REFUGE
My Refuge House is a safe, home-like environment dedicated to providing access to the best care. They use their resources to help alleviate the trauma the girls have experienced, and to give them a hopeful future. My Refuge House provides counseling, education, livelihood skills, and job skills training, as well as dental and medical care through qualified doctors. In addition to the holistic care the girls are provided community mentors and are prepared for future education in university or technical training.
So join me Thursday, November 5th and discover the significance of ethical fashion and its impact on people around the world; hear inspiring stories of the girls supported by My Refuge House; and knock out your holiday shopping in HeartStories pop-up shop with gifts that give back.
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
~ Albert Schweitzer