SEASON OF GIVING 2012 FEATURES THISTLE FARMS
This time of year, as we pause to give thanks during Thanksgiving, celebrate the gift of life during Christmas, and reflect on memories of 2012 and the possibilities of the upcoming year; we naturally think of others, their needs and what we can do to help during the Season of Giving.
Our communities’ volunteer and charitable organizations respond to numerous roles of participation. We all are aware of filling the food banks, gather clothing for the needy, promote coat drives, collect care packages for our men and women that volunteer their lives in the protection of all of us back home in the United States. There are also many unsung heroes that touch Tennesseans everyday whether through immediate survival or long-term needs.
Each year, I am proud to feature one of these worthy organizations in November’s In Tne News newsletter named the Season of Giving. This year, I wish to introduce you to and feature THISTLE FARMS located in Middle Tennessee. A remarkable organization!
Thistle Farms is a social enterprise run by women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets. By hand the women create natural body care products that are as good for the body as they are for the earth. All proceeds support Thistle Farms and its two-year residential program, Magdalene. Into every product goes the belief that love is the most powerful force for change in the world.