PRODUCTS WITH A PURPOSE
In June 2014 we started partnering with different charitable organizations hoping to spotlight the work they are doing in our community and the needs they have. The products below have a purpose! With every sale made part of the proceeds give back to our partnering organizations.
Benefiting Walk in the Light International bringing water, medicine, quality education, and more basic needs to communities in Burkina Faso, Africa, Walk in the Light International is dedicated to giving a “hand up, not a hand out” by providing community members the tools to create a better future for themselves.
Lisa co-founded and developed Walk in the Light International’s Pay It Forward Loan Program with women in Burkina Faso, West Africa to give loans to help them start their own businesses. Our featured “Products with a Purpose” will be our tealight candle holders and our African jewelry which you can Purchase Here and Here.
Visit Walk in the Light International‘s website for additional information on their wonderful program.
At the Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Gallery, our vision is to be a globally recognized art brand that empowers women. A friend of the Glass House, Shannon Bruce celebrated her 50th birthday with us through helping raise awareness about sex trafficking of women.
Each butterfly that is purchased will go toward the final art work which is a Butterfly Art Wall known as “Chrysalis” which will be a beautiful visual representation of the voices and lives of girls and women in trafficking being set free. Once the butterfly wall is complete, this will become a traveling art display housed in a public location to create ongoing awareness and to further the momentum of the cause.
This is exactly our desire—that this art movement of butterflies flying freely on an art wall will end the pain and suffering caused to young girls and women because of the sex trafficking industry. Click here to choose a butterfly for our Butterfly Art Wall or for yourself or a loved one: Purchase Here
In addition to collaborating with The Glass House, Shannon is partnering with Shared Hope International because of the great work they are doing locally, nationally and globally to educate and empower to end sex trafficking.
Their mission is to prevent, restore and bring justice to women and children victimized and vulnerable to sex trafficking. They envision a world passionately opposed to sex trafficking and are a community committed to restoring survivors to lives of purpose, value and choice – one life at time.
Shared Hope International will be the beneficiary of the net proceeds generated from the sale of the glass butterflies, which can be purchased for yourself, as a gift and for the butterfly wall.
Here’s more from Shared Hope International on this important cause:
While the government estimates that 15-17,000 foreign victims are trafficking into the country every year to be used in forced labor or sex, the number of American born children trafficked within the U.S. far outweighs them.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) estimates that approximately 100,000 American children are trafficked into the commercial sex industry every year, with up to 300,000 at risk.
Many agencies have reported that the COMMON age of recruitment into the commercial sex industry is 14-16 years old but we have seen victims as young as 9 years of age.
Shared Hope International’s research across the nation revealed that victims come from every race, ethnicity and socioeconomic background. While some youth have more extreme vulnerabilities, the reality is that all youth are vulnerable due to their age.
You can help! Click here for more information www.sharedhope.org
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Attend our events listed on the Events page
- Purchase our Products with a Purpose, Tealights, Jewelry, and Butterflies (Small & Large)
- Make a donation
Throughout the year, we partner with a local or international charity to bring awareness and raise money for our partnering organization. Attending our events is a fun and easy way to help give back to the community!