904-438-8109 info@rethreaded.com
Top 5 Ways to Make The Holidays More Meaningful

by | Nov 4, 2019

The holiday season has arrived! For many, this season brings a lot of favorite experiences: like hanging the lights and decorations, spending time with loved ones and sharing traditions. For some of us, this season may cause stress or negative feelings from bad past experiences rather than yuletide cheer. Here are some ways to add more meaning and less stress to the busy holiday season: 

1. Volunteer as a Family


They are many great organizations within your community that need your support during the holiday season. Gather together your friends and family to serve at your local soup kitchen or shelter! Are you local to Jacksonville? There are many great organizations like the Sulzbacher Center and Kim’s Open Door that love having volunteers during the holidays! (Rethreaded regularly scheduled volunteer experience will be closed from November 14 to January 1 due to our business entering our busy season). 

2. Give meaningful gifts

 Holiday Gifts

Finding the perfect gift isn’t as hard as you think! There are many amazing organizations that provide high-quality goods and services which purposefully give back to the community. You can gift from Rethreaded and from our amazing Freedom Partners; Social Grounds Coffee Co. Purpose Jewelry, Thistle Farms. Gifting from these organizations not only gives back but also means so much more to those who receive the gift. Check out our various gift guides on rethreaded.com! 

3. Remember your presence is a gift! 

Rethreaded Community

Give of your time to family and friends this holiday season. They will never forget that you spent time with them despite it being the busiest of seasons. You can make it even more fun and festive by handing out handmade coupons redeemable for a fun activity or a sweet act of service for those you love. 

4. Open your doors to your community! 


Hosting a Friendsgiving is a great way to open your doors! You can reach out to a coworker who doesn’t have family close by, or a neighbor you’d like to get to know to invite them over for a festive meal! 

5. Donate in honor of a family member instead of purchasing a gift this year.


Instead of purchasing extravagant gifts for everyone on your list, why not donate on behalf of a loved one? You can donate to Rethreaded here or to our gracious Freedom Partner, Sari Bari!

We hope our ideas to make the holidays more meaningful created a little more excitement for the festive season. Remember to express kindness and love to everyone you come in contact with this season.

Never miss out on new gift guides and volunteer opportunities when you sign up for our newsletter!

Quick Links

Wanna Help?

Take the pledge and become an advocate for human trafficking survivors

Take the Pledge

We challenge every individual and business to take the pledge to train themselves on how to spot and report human trafficking

Take the Pledge

Springfield Saturday

Hello Springfield! Come on down for a day of shopping, toffee tasting, and touring our space. Enjoy a community brunch with neighbors, and get the first pick of our seasonal items… all while supporting survivors of human trafficking.

Next Upcoming Event

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Auctor elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris commodo. Lobortis scelerisque fermentum dui faucibus in ornare quam viverra orci.

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.