Friday, August 5, 2011

Time out for a word from....

Thistle Farms is a non-profit business operated by the women of Magdalene.  By hand, the women create natural bath and body products that are as kind to the environment as they are to the body.  All proceeds go back into the program
Magdalene is a two-year residential program founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1997 for women with a history of prostitution and drug addiction.  Magdalene was founded not just to help a sub-culture of women, but the help change the culture itself.  They stand in solidarity with women who are recovering form sexual abuse, violence, and life on the streets, and who have paid dearly for a culture that buys and sells women like commodoties.  At no cost, they offer women a safe, disciplined and compassionate community for two years, paid for by the gifts they receive from individuals and private grants.  Magdalene stands as a witness to the truth that in the end, love is more powerful that all the forces that drive women to the streets.
We keep this stuff in our AGAPE Powder Room- it's wonderful!
Through Thistle Farms, the women of Magdalene gain much needed job skills, and learn responsibility and cooperation.  Into every product goes the belief that freedom starts with healing , and love can change lives.  Their dream is that poeple will come to see Thistle Farms as a humble but powerful business synonymous with women's freedom.




Why a Thistle?

Considered a weed, thistles grow on the streets and alleys where the women of Magdalene walked.  But, thistles have a deep tap root that can shoot through thick concrete and survive drought.  And in spite of the prickly appearance, their royal and soft purple center makes the thistle a mysterious and gorgeous flower.
We have invited Thistle Farms to be our guest a Bella Rustica and I promise, if you try it, you'll be hooked!  No worries, when you run out, you can stock up on their website: http://www.thistlefarms.org/
Take a moment and go check them out....it will warm your heart!

Ciao, ya'll!
Linda

1 comment:

  1. I have done craft shows where Thistle Farms sold their product. I wanted everything! Very good stuff...and very good cause!

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