"It is something beautiful that has come out of disaster"
Melbourne, FL (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
Each year millions of women and girls are sold into sex slavery around the world including in the US. A small percentage are rescued each year, and many support themselves and the shelters where they live by creating beautiful jewelry and other handmade products.
The Butterfly Project announces the launch of a line of jewelry and other products made by women and girls rescued from or at risk for human trafficking. “We purchase directly from safe houses all over the world where rescued women and girls live and work,” explains Jane Gautier~Shadoin, founder and director of The Butterfly Project, based in Orlando, Florida. “That helps them with living expenses as they heal and build new lives. We also donate part of the proceeds from jewelry sales to The Born2Fly Project (http://www.born2fly.org) to stop child trafficking, which works to stop child trafficking globally and locally.”
Gautier~Shadoin, who is a Katrina survivor, has been involved in fashion her entire adult life as a stylist, in sales as well as entertainment/fashion event planning in the US and France, where she lived for 15 years. In 2001 she returned to the US and lived in Biloxi, Mississippi, where her family is. When Katrina hit, she lost everything—home, work, possessions, and more.
That, and many other life crises, did not stop her but instead fueled her passion to do good. She took what she knew how to do and launched out in an entirely new direction—founding The Butterfly Project.
“Purchasing this beautiful jewelry is a powerful way to help these women and girls experience the dignity, hope, and freedom to create something beautiful,” Gautier~Shadoin says. “It’s something beautiful that has come out of disaster.”
For more information on The Butterfly Project, contact Jané Gautier~Shadoin, gautieronfire(at)gmail(dot)com, (228) 424-3783.
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