Sunday, May 20, 2012

100 Cars For Good

Thistle Farms was selected as a finalists in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good Program. Over 5,000 charities applied, and we were chosen to be one of 500 organizations vying for a car. Monday, May 21, is the day we are teamed with 4 other non-profits. The one with the most votes at the end of the day wins a car. We need your help to win!

Here is why we need a car....

At Thistle Farms women who were in jail or lived on the streets now represent the organization at home parties, business meetings and church events. Employees drive to events, sell products, and take responsibility for inventory and money. The women educate the community about prostitution and addiction and the truth that healing is possible for all of us. Employees on the Retail Sales team also drive to stores to hold demos and deliver products. Events and Retail Sales visits happen throughout the southeast and represent 70% of Thistle Farms’ yearly income. As Thistle Farms has no vehicles, we must rely on employees’ cars. Many women have their licenses but are unable to purchase a car; others have a vehicle, but it is unreliable. Thistle Farms is unable to accept many opportunities as we can’t provide safe transportation for employees. A Toyota SUV will help us attend more events, visit more stores, and sell more products -- allowing us to offer jobs and help more women heal.

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