With human trafficking so prevalent in our nail industry, plus both Thistle Farms & the Nail Tech Event of the Smokies being based in Tennessee, it seemed like a natural fit to endorse them as our charity of choice.
We feel our fundraising & monetary donations will make a more substantial impact in women's lives right here within our community. Please consider supporting Thistle Farms through purchasing wholesale products for your salon or by donating money.
84% of women entering the residential program graduate 2 years later, clean & sober.
Thistle Farms receives NO taxpayer funding, but relies on revenue from the social enterprise, individual monetary gifts & private grants.
Over $700,000 yearly is paid directly to survivors in income.
Thistle Farms contributes $740,000+ annually goes back to the local community through court & arrest savings, plus money employees reinvest into Nashville, TN.
Founded in 1997 by the Rev. Becca Stevens, the community in Nashville, TN began under the name "Magdalene". The residential program now provides referral & case management services for up to 700 women a year, including up to 150 Thistle Farm graduates, 30 full time residents & 6 inmates participating in "Magdalene on the Inside".
Residents receive 2 years of housing, food, medical & dental care, therapy, education & job training, free of charge & without 24 hour live-in staff. On average women range in age from 20-50, were first sexually abused between 7-11, have been arrested 100 times & have spent 12 years on the street prostituting.
Thistle Farms is a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking & addiction. It includes a residential program & social enterprise for survivors, plus an education & outreach program for the public. The social enterprise includes a Bath & Body Care line, Shared Trade Global Marketplace, the Thistle Stop Cafe & The Studios Workshop.
We raffled off a BIG kit of Thistle Farms spa products at the 2016 Event & raised $500.00 for Thistle Farms!
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