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Happy Mother's Day

Lindsey Malcolm

She is strong. She is kind. She is patient. She is resilient. She has unconditional love. Oh, and did I mention that she wears a red cape and can make a mean lasagna?

Today's blog is about our amazing, fierce, unstoppable mothers! There is no denying that our mothers deserve (way more than) 24 hours in the year to be celebrated.

The definition of motherhood is more than having a child - it is everything from conception to the end of her time on this earth that encompasses that definition. Motherhood is sleepless nights, it is cradling a sick baby, it is cutting off the crust on a PB&J, kissing the scraped knees...motherhood is the most challenging, rewarding, most self sacrificing thing. Motherhood is nothing short of a miracle.

The women of International Sanctuary play no short part in this role of motherhood. Mary*, a participant from International Sanctuary’s Orange County Professional Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking (POST) Program shared a few reasons why she loves being a mother of four beautiful children.

“I love when I have been at work all day and when I finally get home, all my kids come running to hug me,” she says. “I live for those moments. Being a mom is not easy but my children are my happiness. Everything I do is for them so they can have a life that I was not able to live. My hopes and dreams for my kids are that they are able to go to a university. The most rewarding thing about being a mom is knowing that my kids love me and need me just as much as I need them.”

I am sure many mothers are reading this blog and can relate to Mary’s love for her children. We all know that being a mom is as rewarding as it is challenging. Here is where you can support more women like Mary by giving your time, talent, donations to iSanctuary or even purchasing Purpose Jewelry (which is fulfilled by iSanctuary’s POST team). Your contribution not only helps our participants, but your contribution has a multi-generational effect. Mary’s success plays a direct part in her children's success.

Someone once shared a beautiful metaphor that encompasses anti-trafficking efforts perfectly. Human trafficking is like a faucet that won’t turn off, all the water falls into a bucket. We are using spoons to try to scoop out water from this bucket, but what we need to do is find a way to turn off the faucet. This Mother’s Day, let us contribute with a collaborative effort to turn off this faucet one step at a time.

*Names have been changed to protect confidentiality

Blog written by Jackie Kong, International Sanctuary Program Coordinator

Introducing Purpose Jewelry + Rooted Beauty Mother's Day Gift Sets!

Lindsey Malcolm

We couldn’t be more excited to announce our latest Mother’s Day collaboration with our new friends at Rooted Beauty: A Gift That Empowers Others! This beautiful gift set includes your choice of either our Unity necklace or Sand Dunes bracelet, paired with Rooted Beauty’s Berry Mint and Orange Vanilla lip balms, and an ‘Empower Others’ cloth bag.  

Even better, you can tell your mom this gift has double impact – helping two social enterprises to empower woman across the globe.   

We have loved getting to know the Rooted Beauty team, and were so excited to find their mission aligned closely with ours – to help empower women. It seemed like a natural partnership to form. We asked Lindsey Peterson, Creative Manager, a few questions to help explain a bit more in depth about their products and company purpose.

1.  How did Rooted Beauty get started?

Growing up, Kim Garrett - Rooted Beauty Founder, had a passion for beauty and skincare products. Taking that passion with her, Kim entered into college where she began to learn more about women's injustices around the world. Not wanting to just talk about making a difference, but rather do something, Kim began to see an opportunity to mix natural skincare with the ability to empower women under the bondage of oppression. Rooted Beauty provides innovative, natural skincare products with the opportunity to empower women around the world to rise above extreme poverty and trafficking. 

2. How do the sales of your lip butters help women escape from poverty and trafficking?

Each Rooted Beauty Lip Butter is linked to a specific woman through our Woman2Woman Project. Setting aside part of the proceeds from each lip butter, we are able to fund a woman's project, giving her vocational training, recovery counseling, and the opportunity for new life! Once a women's project is funded we begin a new project, creating a cycle of ongoing impact. Customers can see the woman that their lip butter flavor helps on our website:

3. What ingredients are your lip butters made from?

Our lip butters are made of all-natural, gluten free ingredients, which can vary slightly based on flavor but include: Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea Butter), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Butter, Honey, and natural fruit extracts

4. What makes you most excited about partnering with Purpose Jewelry this Mother’s Day?

We are so excited to be partnering with Purpose Jewelry for Mother's Day to bring double the impact! Working with a like-minded company is such a joy to be working with and alongside to help give new and sustainable life to as many women around the world as possible! What a better way to help multiple women, while getting healthy, natural skincare and beautifully crafted jewelry! 

We couldn’t be more pumped to introduce the Mother’s Day gift sets. Shop now though, we only have a limited quantity available!

P.S. To add to the fun, we’re running a GIVEAWAY too! Here’s how it works:                    

-       Purchase a Mother’s Day gift set

-       Post the gift set in the most creative way you can think of on Instagram

-       Tag both @purposejewelry and @rootedbeautyco

-       Use #RootedPurposeMothersDay

-       We’ll randomly choose 1 lucky winner to win a FREE gift set on May 14!