With human trafficking so prevalent within our nail industry, plus both Thistle Farms & our show being based in Tennessee, it seemed like a natural fit to adopt them as our charitable cause.
We feel our fundraising & monetary donations will make a more substantial impact in women's lives right here in our community.
Founded in 1997 by the Rev. Becca Stevens, Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN operates a residential program providing referrals & case management 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".
On average women range in age from 20-50, were first sexually abused between ages 7-11, have been arrested 100 times & have spent 12 years on the street prostituting.
The 2018 prizes donated had a total value of $850!
Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster
(2) Free Tickets
Park Vista Hotel
Dinner for (2) at the Vista Grill
Hilton Garden Inn
Certificate for a one night stay
Christ Museum & Gardens
(2) free tickets & Wall Tapestry
Impossibilities Magic, Mindreading & Mayhem
(2) Free Tickets
Margaritaville Manicure & Pedicure in Paradise
Rafting in the Smokies
(2) free Passes
Gatlinburg Mtn. Coaster
(4) free Passes
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
(2) free passes & a coffee mug
(4) free passes, water bottle, sticker & flashlight
Gift basket of Thistle Farm spa products
Thistle Farms is a community of women who have survived prostitution, human trafficking & addiction.
It includes a residential program for survivors, plus an education & outreach program for the public. Monday "Lunch & Learn" tours are available.
Thistle Farms Mission: