The Quilt13 Jan 2011, by Made By Survivors Programs in
In one week I will be returning to India with the organization Made by Survivors. With me, I will be bringing a quilt. This quilt was my arts and crafts project from last year’s trip where I had each child put their handprint, name and fantastic decorations on a 6×6 piece of cloth. Every single one was so fun and creative and the pieces came out absolutely beautiful. But, when I got home there was one problem…. I can’t sew. So like any responsible 27 year old, I turned to my mom for help. My mom and one of her good friends took all the pieces and proceeded to spend hours upon hours sewing together the beautiful quilt for children who live a world away from their home in Massachusetts. These are children they will never meet, yet they still embraced the project. They put months of hard work and a lot of love into making the quilt so that I will be able to return with it next week. This is one of the reasons why I love this organization. Made by Survivors inspires people to act. They unite people from all over the world with one common goal: To help women and children rescued from or at high risk of being trafficked. Made by Survivors gives regular people like me and my mom the tools to become modern day abolitionists. By simply hosting an awareness event or buying your mother or girlfriend a piece of jewelry made by one of these women we are uniting in the fight against human trafficking. It is in this spirit of unity and human connections that I will be traveling back to India, with the firm belief that everything each of us does no matter how big or how small, can and will make a difference in the lives of these amazing women and children.