The event took place at Lake Eola Park making use of the bandshell for music, skits, testimonials, speeches and prayers. The weather cooperated and it was a perfect day to enjoy a stroll around the lake. It was thrilling to see so many people come out to learn more about human trafficking. We loaded people up with a lot of information, gave out fair trade coffee, hot chocolate and chocolate bar samples and met countless new friends. Some folks seemed surprised that fair trade products have such a high level of quality. I’m not sure why that is, but I’m very glad to have a hand in changing their minds.
My friend Diana Scimone of Born To Fly International spoke briefly about how she got involved in stopping child trafficking. If you ever get the chance, ask Diana about the picture that changed her life. Your life will be changed too.
Now let’s get back to that apron. Scarlet Threads is a new (to us) company that we are very excited to be working with. They genrously donated one of their “Kyra” aprons to be given away as a door prize. Thank You! They are helping poor women who happen to be fine seemstresses in a Chinese village to support their families and gain independence by sewing- aprons and little girls dresses mostly. A portion of the profits are reinvested into their community. You can read more about Scarlet Threads at their website Scarletthreads.org. I got so many compliments on this apron that I know our new line from Scarlet Threads will be much in demand. I can’t wait to see the new items they come up with this year.
The Freedom Rally was a big success. Who knew that creating awareness for the serious subject of human trafficking could be so enjoyable?