“Together, we can shift the conversation and provide a safe place for women.”
Thursday, September 26, was an incredible day for the Rethreaded community and the women of Jacksonville. Our Women Empowering Women (WEW) networking event is always something we enjoy, but this one was extra special.
The day of Women Empowering Women Fall 2019, Jacksonville consulting firm, HDR volunteered at our warehouse for Rethreaded’s first volunteer event. They generously donated their time, helping us set up our new event structures. A few months prior to this event we were given a $5,000 grant by the HDR Foundation, to purchase these event structures. This donation saves Rethreaded nearly $12,000 a year.
Event set up requires a lot of hard work, and HDR made it all possible. A number of people from the HDR community came to the event to serve food and drinks to attendees and assisted with event tear down. Thanks to the HDR volunteers and the Rethreaded team, our first fall WEW ran smoothly and looked outstanding.
Fall Women Empowering Women’s theme was Legacy. In the networking sessions we answered questions like, “If your five-year-old self met you, what would she think of you?” and, “What advice did your parents or grandparents give you that you remember best?” Many attendees talked about how their five-year-old self would be proud of the woman they’ve become. Others discussed how their grandparents instilled the value of loving one another above everything else. It was incredible to see new friendships form and bonds grow stronger between everyone in attendance. Many stayed to shop and chat long after the networking finished.
If you were unable to attend this time, no need to worry! Our Winter Women Empowering Women is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for November 7, 2019. Invite your friends and let’s make this the biggest Women Empowering Women ever! For this event, there will be a $7,000 shopping match. That means for every dollar you spend, your impact on the lives of human trafficking survivors will be doubled! Join us in the fight to provide a safe place for women coming out of human trafficking. You can purchase Women Empowering Women Winter 2019 tickets here.
As always, thank you for choosing to shop with an impact. With every event you attend and purchase you make, you are changing the lives of the women who come to our doors. See you on November 7!