Today is Give For Good Day here in Louisville. Over 500 local nonprofits will utilize the Give For Good online portal to raise funds. Many individual gifts will be matched or rewarded by corporate sponsors, maximizing the impact of these gifts.
Today, I have teamed up with my friends at Anchal Project to raise funds for their amazing organization. Anchal produces the most exquisitely beautiful textiles — scarves, bedding, home accessories, and bags — from upcycled materials dyed in a sustainable manner. But, the real beauty of Anchal is that they help their artisans — both in India and here in Kentucky — emerge from cycles of sex trafficking and domestic violence. Anchal not only produces wonderful goods; they’re providing economic empowerment for women and families on two continents.
Over the past few years, I’ve had the great opportunity to get to know Colleen and Maggie Clines, the sisters behind Anchal Project. These women are amazing; they believe in their organization’s mission so deeply. When you hear them talk about their artisans — whom they call didis (Hindi for “elder sister”) — it is with so much respect and love. They are so committed to better lives for these women. I was converted from Anchal Fan to True Believer when I heard Colleen give this talk a few years ago.
Anchal is rapidly expanding, and they need your help. Maggie and Colleen are currently in India, planning 2020 projects with their team. They are expanding rapidly, but they need funds to meet their goals. They need to raise $12,000 during Give for Good in order to hire 2 new project assistants and purchase new ironing machines, a new washing machine five new sewing machines! Please visit my fundraising page and consider donation today. Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions!