We’re committed to providing everyone the opportunity to craft a beautiful life.
Nearly 25 million people and children around the world are victims of human trafficking. But our hope is that one day we will see a world in which all women and children can be safe, can be home, and can craft a beautiful life for themselves and others, too. That is why A Makers’ Studio is on a mission to help end human trafficking across the globe.
Each of our Makers is partnered with us to use her hands, heart, and head to make a difference in the world. With each gathering and every sale, she contributes to bringing awareness to human trafficking and does her part to end it. Together we work to combat trafficking on three fronts:
Contributions to the Human Trafficking Institute ensure that trafficking is stopped at its source. Working inside the criminal justice system, the Institute provides the necessary expertise, specialized training, investigative resources, and evidence-based research necessary to educate law enforcement and prosecutors… and ultimately free victims. Every product you purchase and Heart Gathering you attend helps support the attorneys working to create anti-human trafficking laws and get justice for victims.
Once a trafficker is put in prison, the survivors often have nowhere to go. Palmer Home for Children provides children and sibling group survivors with a family environment and support through college age. A Makers’ Studio is leading the charge in funding Palmer Home’s new division for trafficked children, which includes 4,000 beautiful acres of land in Mississippi and counseling to make the transition into a new life possible. Each Maker’s business supports this program and the creation of a national education platform for other residential care facilities.
Women who want to find a way out of sex trafficking need mentorship, a safe environment, education, job training, and so much more. After working with these women one-on-one through Citizens for Community Values, our founder Amy Howard saw a great need. After finishing the CCV program, these women desperately needed job opportunities. We are so excited that A Makers’ Studio offers them the ability to earn a living wage through the RE•NEW•ALL Candle Collection. With every candle purchase, you help give these women the joy of a job they love, an environment where they are safe and nurtured, and the opportunity to grow professionally into leadership positions.
Seeing these women at work fills my heart with so much joy and hope for the difference that the RE•NEW•ALL Candle Collection can make on the world. My dream is that so many of these candles will bring light to homes across the country that we, in turn, can employ even more rescued women as candle makers. I can only imagine what a difference they will then go out and make on the world, too!
A Makers’ Studio pledges to provide our Makers, Hosts, and customers with the opportunity to use your gifts, passions, and heart for creating to make a difference in the world.