When I moved back to Michigan I knew I wanted to invest not only in community, but in organizations doing beautiful + hard + meaningful work within our great state. One area extremely important to me is supporting women who have experienced abuse. I started researching organizations across Metro Detroit and began to read about a non-profit in which female survivors of addiction and abuse were creating jewelry. I then went to an event about Human Trafficking and saw first had the beautiful jewelry from @mendonthemove
Falling completely in love with their pieces and mission, I wanted to know more of the organization. Last fall I reached out to the incredibly brave + humble + fierce founder, Joanne and felt an immediate connection upon our first meeting. Joanne is inspiration. She exemplifies leadership and has a heart for serving others on a grass-roots level.
What is Mend? A non-profit social enterprise serving Metro Detroit that empowers and employs women survivors of abuse and addiction to create hand-crafted jewelry from small auto parts, providing them with an income while in a recovery program.
Growth for Mend! Mend is growing. And that is amazing. A crowdrise campaign has been launched in order to create a mobile studio which will provide a stable and permanent work environment, reach more women, and improve efficiency and productivity.
YOU CAN HELP! Click the link in my bio to read more about Mend on the Move and to donate to this amazing campaign and organization. Let’s choose to mend through love and #mend the #motorcity