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The Power of Morning Devotion

by | Jul 18, 2022

When you first arrive at work in the morning, whether its after a vicious drive through morning traffic, or you simply set up your workstation at your kitchen table, most folks slide into their workday with very similar activities…check email, drink some coffee, take a look at your calendar or to-do list, and get started with your day. 

At Rethreaded, our day always starts with fifteen minutes of morning devotion. 

Every. Single. Day. 

Each devotion is as unique as the staff member that is leading it, but they all follow the same general pattern. Devotion begins with the lighting of a Thistle Farms candle to remember the women that are still on the streets. 

We follow this with two minutes of breathwork and meditation to transition out of the hectic morning commute and into our workspace. And then the stories, reflections, and guided conversations that are carefully curated by our staff. Recently staff were asked to share five items they own that define who they are as an individual. The answers ranged from classic novels to a taxidermied skunk wearing a little crown – her name is Hepzibah and she sounds fabulous.

Our devotions are centered around our values, which are holistic restoration, radical community, audacious faith, crazy grit and, above all else, do the right thing. Our morning devotion brings us together and reminds us that we have each committed to actively living out these values. We close each devotion with prayer or silent meditation, and then the team breaks to start their day.

The ritual of devotion is a small, but hugely important part of who we are as a work family. In a world that can feel chaotic and busy, devotion provides an opportunity to be in the moment with the people around you. It sets a rhythm for our workday by washing away the stress of the morning commute and setting the tone for the day to come. We get a chance to hear the unique perspectives and experiences of the rest of the team. We get to congratulate someone when they nervously lead devotion for the first time and then absolutely crush it and bring the room to tears. We get to remember that we’re all here, right now, working together to pave the way for the survivors that aren’t here yet. We light a candle for them.  We don’t know them yet, but we hope for them, and hope is powerful.

Ways You Can Support Rethreaded

If you’d like to make an immediate impact within our organization, here’s six things you can do today to renew hope, reignite dreams, and release potential for survivors of human trafficking.

1. Make A Purchase Through Rethreaded:  Each purchase from Rethreaded directly affects the lives of survivors and helps them gain skills, get job training, get access to counseling, and put the pieces of their lives back together.

2. Corporate Gifting:  Gifts of Hope are perfect gift boxes for clients, customers, employees, speakers, conference gifts, etc. Shop some classic box combinations or create your own!  

3. Donate:   Every single dollar goes to providing employment, job training, access to counseling, and a community of support for survivors of human trafficking. No matter what your donation amount, know that you are leveraging your resources to make our community and the world a better and more healing place for survivors. 

4. Become an Event Sponsor or Host:  Many of our connections are made and much of our sales are created through the events we have, externally and internally. Sponsor a Rethreaded event and get marketing recognition and the social ROI for using your business for good; Or, host an event in our warehouse! We also bring pop-up shops and speak live with certain criteria. If you would like to become an event or host an event, email info@kairosdevt9.sg-host.com.

5. Join A Giving Circle: Our giving circles are volunteer-led groups founded by Rethreaded donors and supporters. We have two volunteer led group, Circle of Sister and Band of Brothers

6. Volunteer: You can join the mission to help survivors of human trafficking by joining us during one of our work days. While we operate a little differently than most other nonprofits, we do welcome volunteers to join us on our mission.

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Birthday Party

Come celebrate Rethreaded's birthday and support survivors. There will be fun, games, raffles, tasty treats, and much more! We celebrate each year with a fresh theme and plenty of surprises, so be sure to stop in and help us celebrate another incredible year!

Come celebrate Rethreaded's birthday! There will be fun, games, raffles, tasty treats, and much more! We celebrate each year with a fresh theme and plenty of surprises, so be sure to stop in and help us celebrate another incredible year!

Mom’s Night Out

Enjoy reconnection, rejuvenation, and the opportunity to make a difference. This event is designed to uplift and empower moms while supporting a great cause. 

Engage in refreshing activities, enjoy specialty treats, and revel in a community of women determined to support one another through thick and thin.

This is a special event meant to engage moms with refreshing activities, specialty treats, and connections with other moms in the area.

Cocktails For A Cause

Meet with other Realtors in your area while you enjoy cocktails, networking, exclusive toffee tasting, and a personalized shopping experience while contributing to the care and support of survivors of human trafficking.

Are you in the real estate industry and looking to expand your professional network? Our Cocktails for a Cause event connects relators, interior designers, contractors, and other real estate industry professionals here in Jacksonville. You'll not only get the opportunity to network but also here from industry experts.

Women Empowering Women

Connect, uplift, and support survivors of human trafficking. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and Rethreaded’s unique upcycled products. Take part in authentic breakout group discussions about how to value and intentionally use your time. 

Proceeds from ticket sales provide employment, holistic care, and services for women in Rethreaded’s Survivor Development Program.

Connect with other women at our Women Empowering Women events. You'll have the opportunity to take part in authentic breakout group discussions and network with like-minded women in our community.

Mukti Freedom Gala

Join us for our largest annual fundraiser. Enjoy a champagne welcome, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, and dancing. 

As always, proceeds from this event go directly toward supporting survivors of human trafficking.

Our Mukti Gala is our largest annual fundraiser that helps us provide the resources needed for the survivor's development program. We would love your support at our next Mukti- which means "freedom" in Bengali - and help change lives with us. Plus, if you have the opportunity to join us in the festivities you'll get to enjoy an open bar, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, dancing and so much more!

Human Trafficking Educational Panel

Join us as we discuss human trafficking prevention, dispel myths, and learn how to empower survivors. Experts will share their insights, experience, and perspective. Ticket proceeds support survivor care, support, and education.

Want to learn more about human trafficking prevention, dispel myths, and how you can empower survivors? Join us at one of our Human Trafficking Educational Panels where experts share their insights, experiences, and perspectives.