Merry Christmas! We are so glad you’ve chosen to celebrate by supporting and empowering the vulnerable through Anchor of Hope. Your support of our mission to bring dignity and empowerment to an often forgotten population means so much to us – and helps us spread a little Christmas cheer! With your purchase, you are directly impacting the lives of refugees, survivors of human trafficking, and their families who are living right here in the United States.
This month’s featured item is an embroidered purse made by women from Thailand’s Hmong Tribe. The Hmong Tribe is a highly persecuted people group that has been largely displaced from their homelands in Southern China. Despite political persecution and the heartache of displacement, the Hmong have become known from bright, expressive textiles and beautiful embroidery. This spirit of color and expression stand in stark contrast to the group’s difficult past, and this optimism is embodied in our special Christmas box.
Also included in this month’s box are a necklace from Starfish Project and an ornament made by a local refugee. Starfish Project is an amazing partner organization that provides shelter, counseling, and employment assistance from women escaping human trafficking in Asia. The jewelry created by these women is just a small part of their entire restoration process. The ornament comes from May Paw, a local Karenni woman who makes jewelry and ornaments out of recycled materials to supplement her large family’s income. Your purchase is an encouraging way to help May Paw continue to provide for her family.
Thank you again for your support of Anchor of Hope. Our goal this Christmas season is to restore hope and empower with joy – and this could not be done without you!