Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Five Questions With... Mary

Welcome to a new series on the Thistle Farms blog called 
Five Questions With....
featuring our fabulous volunteers.  
They are an integral part of our community 
and we are grateful to them for showing up each week 
and donating their time and skills.

And onto our first volunteer spotlight:  Mary Fox

1.  How often do you volunteer at Thistle Farms?

2.  How did you find out about us?
I was talking to a former detective from Detroit 
who suggested I get involved in a women's organization 
because of my domestic violence history.  

3.  What have you done as a volunteer at Thistle Farms?
I've worked in the paper making department.  Love it!

4.  Please share a favorite moment in your volunteer experience with us.
The meditation circle.  Every week!

5.  Use one word to describe your experience so far.

Thank you for your dedication to Thistle Farms, Mary!  
We are grateful for you.

If you want to get involved with Thistle Farms, 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Road Trip To Whole Foods Atlanta

Last weekend, Thistle Farms' Sales Reps Cynthia, Shana and Cynthia took a road trip to visit the Atlanta-area Whole Foods. We met the amazing Whole Foods employees and Thistle Farms fans helping us to share our story and products with our friends in Atlanta. Cynthia, a Magdalene graduate and Thistle Farms employee of seven years, shares her experience:

"It is a privilege to be able to go to Atlanta and tell others about the good news of our ministry - how other ladies have received a new life and have gained employment. Being there allows me to see the need to partner with the Atlanta area. When I tell my story about entering Magdalene and about Thistle Farms, it gives others the freedom to talk about their struggles, and that is a powerful reward for us. It allows our work to progress and help other women to find sanctuary from the streets.  So, I hope by our being in the Whole Foods Stores in Atlanta, it will touch someone’s heart to begin a program there."

Thank you so much to all those that came to see us. We look forward to getting to know you more in coming months, and we are thrilled to see all we can achieve in Atlanta as we spread the truth and power of love to our friends in Georgia.

For more pictures from our latest trip to Atlanta, check out our Facebook album.  If you want to stay up to date with upcoming Atlanta events, like our Thistle Farms Atlanta Supporters page on Facebook.