Welcome to Shared Trade!
Thistle Farms is a proud partner of PURPOSE Jewelry, a social enterprise through International Sanctuary (or iSanctuary). International Sanctuary works to empower young women that have been rescued from sexual exploitation. This social enterprise offers rescued girls an opportunity to support themselves and gain experience and job training; developing the skills to earn an income is especially important for rescued girls because the likelihood of re-exploitation is high if girls are unable to develop skills to be financially independent. Please take a moment to watch this incredible video about the work iSanctuary is doing.
As a group of unlikely soapmakers in Milwaukee, women at Gifts for the Journey craft handmade all-natural soaps with essential oils as part of their healing from addiction, street life, and prison.
In 1995, around the time that Becca Stevens was talking to women in the streets of Nashville, Father Robert Wheelock and Father Michael Sullivan took to the streets of Milwaukee with a similar vision of love and compassion. Today, twenty years later, Franciscan Peacemakers’ Street Ministry includes the Clare Community – a sister organization to Magdalene House.