i've told you all a little bit about LOVE146 before, an organization to prevent and abolish child sex trafficking. well, my husband and i started up a local task force for LOVE146. a task force is a group of 4-20 people who meet monthly and educate themselves on child sex trafficking, plan events to benefit LOVE146 and work on slave proofing our own communities. since our task force just kicked off in october i had to begin planning craft 4 love over the summer.
name tags created with love by my sweet, sweet friend chelsea.
the day was like so: 9:30-4:00, delicious breakfast when you arrive, lunch catered by carrabba's italian grill (ahmazing), 50 women of all ages, 10 projects, me demonstrating and explaining each one, my friend and mentor pastor matt miller sharing about LOVE146 during lunch time, a whole bunch of fellowship, food, educating ourselves and also, three wonderful raffle bundles.
i couldn't have pulled this event off with out the help of my mom and my girlfriends who helped prepare all these projects, and without the handmade and blogging community. so many of you stepped up and donated supplies for our event. so many of you stepped up and donated beautiful items for our raffle. on behalf of temple baptist church and LOVE146, thank you!
i am so happy to tell you that in one day we raised $1,740 for LOVE146.
the projects we made were:
book page and scrapbook paper bunting (our our creation)
paper accordion ornaments from stitch craft create magazine
items from the raffle were donated by:
project supplies donated by:
please check out these shops. these women with hearts to support LOVE146 have totally blessed me out.
in our favor bags were chocolate and truffles from park avenue confectionary, gluten free & vegan cookies from sugar mama bakeshop & chap stick from alabu soap. along with information on LOVE146 and how you can get involved, the business cards of all the women who donated to this event, stitched cards from oh write, and an individual photograph from katie lloyd photography for each woman.
my friend maryanne blogged about craft 4 love right here.
"thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander." - Yehuda Bauer
are you a bystander? want to know how to change it? want to be a voice in the effort to abolish child sex trafficking? contact me, contact LOVE146, start a task force, share their story.
martin luther king jr. said that, "justice at it's best is LOVE correcting everything that stands against LOVE".