Sak Saum

The End it Movement has declared today, February 27, Shine Light on Slavery Day. Love the concept and love that they are raising awareness and money for some incredible organizations to end slavery. But they make a great point that “awareness must lead to action”. Ending human trafficking needs more than drawing a red X on your hand one day out of the year.

“This is how the battle against human trafficking will be won – one person, one family, one community at a time.” (Sak Saum, About)

Sak Saum, located in Cambodia, restores the physical, emotional, spiritual, social needs of those rescued from human trafficking. They are “dedicated to the rescue, restoration, transformation and rehabilitation of vulnerable and exploited women and men.” Daily life includes housing, medical attention, vocational training, counseling, studying, worship, community, friendship. In addition, they run a vocational training center that employs, trains and then sell their bags and handmade goods worldwide to support their ministry.  Shop their beautiful products!

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Leap Tote (it’s even on sale!)

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Freedom Wrap Watch

Sak Saum anna cotton

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I am in awe of the women God called to Sak Saum to love and restore the exploited.

Easy Bracelet Tutorial for She’s Worth It

Remember how my friend Andrea (from TheTrainToCrazy) is not only raising money for women & girls rescued from human trafficking, but is also making bracelets and zippered pouches as a gift, as a way to show love and support? (Read more about the cause here.)

You are invited to help! Even if it is one bracelet or pouch or twenty, anything helps. Everything matters. Make because She’s Worth It!

Don’t know where to begin? Here is a super easy bracelet. You just have to wrap, cut and tie! Kids can easily help with this project. It is a great opportunity to start the conversation about giving to others.

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Supplies: Thread (pick any combination of colors you like), a charm (I chose a heart so the recipient would be reminded of how much they are loved and valued), and a bracelet (found this at Joann’s in the jewelery supply section). To start, just tie the thread around one corner and start wrapping!

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When you want to switch to the next color, just snip the first color, tie the two threads together, then snip the ends shorter. Keep wrapping and tuck the cut ends so you are now wrapping the second color over top of them. Do this whenever you want to switch thread colors.

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When you get halfway, snip the thread (I kept mine long since I wanted to continue the yellow), put the charm on and keep wrapping. Tie off the thread when you get to the end. I made about 3-4 knots just to make sure it wouldn’t come undone. Cut the thread and you’re done!

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Where do you send your completed bracelets? Email thetraintocrazy (at) gmail (dot) com for more information. She will send you details, including the address to mail you completed projects. Andrea will collect the bracelets and pouches and will mail them to She’s Worth It. Some will be hand-delivered in Cambodia in May, and the rest will be distributed by other organizations in partnership by She’s Worth It.

Don’t want to make anything? Please consider giving to the She’s Worth It Campaign!

Click the Donate button below to support this great cause.

Online fundraising for Team MAKE raising money for She's Worth It!

(Your online donations are secure and safe. They are also tax-deductible.)

Make because She’s Worth It Campaign

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Remember my friend Andrea, who’s girls were raising money for a safe home and care for orphans? (As an aside, I wrote that post back in June and the girls have already reached their goal! You can learn more about Andrea at her sites:  The Train to Crazy and Go To Patterns.)

She is now raising awareness and money to end human trafficking in partnership with the She’s Worth it Campaign. >>> Read her full post here.

Per LAUGH brand clothing, a huge supporter to end human trafficking,  an estimated two children are trafficked every minute worldwide. This is frightening and horrific. I may not be able to rescue those enslaved, but I can help encourage those that have been set free and let them know how much they are loved. But how?

In addition to raising money for two projects (see below), she and a team of folks are making bracelets and zippered pouches for women and girls who have been rescued from the sex trade. And best of all, they want you to join in!

So we’re asking YOU to join us. Will you make a bracelet or a zippered pouch for a girl in Thailand, India, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Amsterdam or even the United States? We’ll be distributing them through many organizations that work directly with women and girls fresh out of the sex trade in desperate need of love and healing.

The Train to Crazy, Make because She’s Worth It!

Give Time

How can you help? Make!

Host a She’s Worth It Party to make bracelets or pouches with your friends, church family, girl scouts, etc. Or work on one while you watch The Bachelor. Don’t know where to begin? Tutorials will be posted on The Train to Crazy next week in case you need project ideas. The whole point is to make something for someone else, so they know they are loved. What a beautiful gift!

Email thetraintocrazy (at) gmail (dot) com for more information. She will send you details, including the address to mail you completed projects. Andrea will collect the bracelets and pouches and will mail them to She’s Worth It. Some will be hand-delivered in Cambodia in May, and the rest will be distributed by other organizations in partnership by She’s Worth It.

Are you a blogger? Write a tutorial for your bracelet or pouch and link up with The Train to Crazy.

Join Andrea, Bev, Jess, Jess, and Vanessa!

Bev from Flamingo Toes
Jess from If Only They Would Nap
Jess from Me Sew Crazy
Vanessa from Designs by Sessa

Give Money

From The Train to Crazy…

Along with the bracelets and zipper pouches, we’re also asking that you donate $10. Just $10. Your $10 will be helping fund two projects we fully believe in. (If you can’t donate, we’d still love for you to make something!)

  1. Father’s House: a safe house for children in Cambodia who are at risk for being trafficked. This home is run by In His Steps International. You can read more about it here.
  2. The Sewing Project: we’ll be raising money for a group of mothers in an Indian village who have been freed from the sex industry and are learning sewing as a trade! The funds will also help hire a social worker to help them with them with rehabilitation. This project is run by Indian Rescue Mission.

Click the Donate button below to support this great cause.

Online fundraising for Team MAKE raising money for She's Worth It!

(Your online donations are secure and safe. They are also tax-deductible.)

Give Love
Pray for the women and girls who are trapped as slaves in the sex trade.

Pray for the women and girls who are rescued from human trafficking, as they heal and rebuild their lives.

Pray for those who are actively working to rescue slaves, such as International Justice Mission.

Pray that those who are enslaving others are convicted by their actions and repent.