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Cute Bags for a Great Cause

October 13, 2008

Last week was the Care Net National Conference. I did not get to got this year but my co-worker was able to and said it was great. Additionally, she showed me the cute bags they gave out this year as conference favors.


Attached to the bag was a tag with the company’s website: Freeset Bags. To make things even better, this is what their website says:

Each Freeset Bag tells a story of one woman’s journey to freedom. She used to stand with 6,000 other prostitutes in a small but well known area of North Calcutta. She didn’t choose her profession; it chose her. Poverty does that. It robs people of their dignity and children of their innocence.

 

She still lives in the same area, but instead of selling her body she makes Freeset Bags. Now she has choices, the choice to work decent hours for decent pay, to re-establish her dignity in her community and to learn to read and write. Now her daughter won’t have to stand in the street selling her body like her mother used to. Freedom has been passed on to the next generation.

By purchasing a Freeset Bag, you become part of the story of freedom.

I love it that Care Net, an organization that helps women, decided to feature the products of another organization that helps women.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. jenni permalink
    October 17, 2008 7:09 pm

    This is so awesome and the bags are so cute!

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