Nail salons all over the world are being used as a front for modern day slavery.
The human trafficking of women & young girls (mainly from poverty stricken countries) by current estimates has reached 40 million people. Most are beaten, raped, forced into prostitution with many trafficked from coast to coast masquerading as "nail techs" by day in nail salons also utilized for money laundering.
Because human trafficking is prevalent within our nail industry, plus Thistle Farms & our show are both based in Tennessee, it seemed like a natural fit to adopt them as our 501-C charity of choice.
We feel our fundraising & monetary donations will make a more substantial impact in women's lives within our community.
Thistle Farms is a residential & outreach program of women who have survived prostitution, human trafficking & addiction. "Lunch & Learn" tours are available & salons can retail their Bath & Body Care line by opening a wholesale account, too!
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. Thistle Farms is run totally on donations & product sales, accepting no government funding. Thank you for considering to support their cause, too!