December 2017 Box

Thank you for celebrating the holiday season with Anchor of Hope Box! When you purchase or gift an Anchor of Hope box, you support refugees, survivors of human trafficking, and other men, women, and children living in vulnerable circumstances around the world.

First Item: Basket from Sole Hope

The first item in our special holiday box is a basket from Solo Hope, an organization that helps female artisans in Honduras provide for their families during desperate circumstances. The basket is handmade from pine needles and thread! Its profits help artisans overcome extreme poverty in an empowering way. We hope this beautiful piece finds a special place in your home and reminds you of our friends around the world.

 

Second Item: Handmade Ornament from Local Refugee Artisans

You’ll also find a beautiful handmade ornament from a local group of refugee artisans. This group started as an English class and has now grown into a special assembly where volunteers teach refugee women how to sew and crochet to help supplement their families’ incomes. Many of these women stay home with small children, so this group gives them the opportunity to work from home. One participant commented that she was so happy because this was her first time making her own money since coming to the United States. Your support continues to make moments like this possible!
 

Third Item: Bracelet by Anchor of Hope Artisans

The last item in our December box is a bracelet that was handmade by our own Anchor of Hope Box artisans – a group of local refugees and survivors of human trafficking. This group meets monthly to learn new crafts and create sustainable incomes for their families. In some cases, this is the only income these families receive. Your continued support allows these families the dignity of work, the support of community, and the enjoyment of knowing their handmade items are loved by people around the country. Despite their difficult backgrounds, this program gives them hope for the future.

Thank you again for supporting refugees and survivors through Anchor of Hope Box. We would love for you to share your favorite item on social media! (Tag us @Anchorofhopebox.)

We wish you a joyful holiday season!

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