Volunteer Opportunity: Communications

Threads of Hope Hellas seeks a communications volunteer

We’re looking for a strong writer who is excited to join our small team of volunteers in the fight against human trafficking. The individual will assist in developing and growing our use of/impact in social media, email, website, blogs, third-party articles, product catalogues and other ad hoc needs.

Alicia and CeciliaResponsibilities will include:

  • Working within marketing technologies like WordPress and Mailchimp
  • Writing content for social media, email newsletters, blogs
  • Updating website with new products/blogs
  • If graphic-design-inclined, editing images and creating graphics
  • If tech-inclined, maintaining our website

Time commitment will range from 5 to 15 hours/week, depending on needs. Hours are flexible and work is remote. Being self-motivated is a must. Preference will be given to candidates in Austin, TX.

To apply, please send resume and writing samples to Alicia Folwarski.

About Threads of Hope

Threads of Hope Hellas is a non-profit team building bridges out of sexual slavery for women in Athens, Greece, by imparting trade skills and Truth, providing educational and employment opportunities, and investing in community.

 

Summer 2015 Collection Features 100% Greek Cotton

Greek Fabric Shop

One of our favorite fabric shops in Athens

Threads of Hope Hellas is excited to announce a shift in our fabric sourcing. The past few years, we have sourced fabrics from all over the world. Given the growing gravity of the Greek economic crisis, we feel it is an important time to commit to sourcing our materials solely from textile manufacturers and resellers here in Greece.

“Our purpose is to stitch hope into the heart of our community,” shared Director Cecilia Sakatira. “We strive to do this every day in our work with human trafficking victims and women fleeing sexual exploitation. Fabric sourcing is one more layer of our organization we can use to honor our community and honor the Lord.”

Threads of Hope’s summer collection will feature bags and baby accessories made with 100% Greek cotton in a variety of nautical neutral prints.

When you donate to Threads of Hope Hellas, you will receive the gift of a bag, stitched by a woman who has fled human trafficking, now with 100% Greek cotton.

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Shop Summer 2015 Collection>>

Donate to the Threads of Hope directly>>

Thank you for your interest in supporting Threads of Hope!

Threads of Hope Hellas
info@threadsofhope.gr

 

 

 

 

Jennifer

Jennifer came to Athens a number of years ago. She was on the streets much longer than the other girls, and has walked a very rough road since joining us at Threads of Hope.

She is a walking testimony of God’s redemption and healing. Her walk is not easy — some days are gloomier than others, but often she walks into Threads singing about her Savior with a smile on her face.

In her own words, “When I first saw the other girls sewing, I told myself, ‘That is not for me; I want to be a business woman.’ But I know I need to learn, and God has used the volunteers here to show me how to surrender even my dreams to Him. He will grant me my desire one day.”

We continue praying for Jennifer’s spiritual maturity and a heart that is open to instruction and correction.

Peace

Peace is from one of the French speaking countries in Africa. She was smuggled into Greece with the promise of a good job and better life to support her daughter and family back home.

When she arrived in Athens, however, she found herself stranded with no work and no home. Through one of our contacts, she came to Threads of Hope and we have watched her grow and excel in sewing in strides. It is hard to believe that the first couple of weeks she struggled even holding scissors. We have watched her grow in her skill and confidence and are grateful to the Lord for grace and her very teachable heart.

Thanks to a good friend of the ministry, Peace is now learning English as a second language. She is also training to take on more leadership at Threads, which we pray will empower her to reach her full potential.

In her own words, “I thought I knew and understood l’amour de Dieu jusqua maintenant (the love of God until now). Since coming here and being part of the Bible study, I now can say I do understand because it has not only been a word but has been demonstrated to me by everyone.”

Please join us in praying for Peace and her family at home, especially her daughter– that God will protect and shield her from abuse.

Kate

For Kate, it was the testimony of her friend who has since returned home that brought her. She has a very gentle spirit and is the mother of a young girl.

After nearly two years at Threads, in March 2014, she made the decision to follow Christ. Kate is an amazing learner with a heart to help other women even in their sewing. It has been amazing to watch her grow. Thanks to a good friend of the ministry, Kate is now learning English as a second language. She is also training to take more leadership responsibilities at Threads, which we pray will empower her to reach her full potential.

In her own words, “ Since coming to this place, I have been shown love, been accepted and when I had my daughter you stood by me and I now know that this is because of God’s love for me. I know His love because you have shown it to me.” 

We continue to pray for her and her daughter’s spiritual growth and well-being.