Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market Partners With Mission One's Kijabe Women's Sewing Project
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market was created to bring people together who love vintage and antiques. While that vision still moves us forward today, the responsibility to do good weighs heavier. We want to be a brand that encourages others, empowers small business owners and uses our platform to help those who need it most.
Long before our markets started, a friendship was found in a common bond from raising young children and a love for vintage. We met at Scottsdale Bible Church while attending a class for young married couples. One of the class mentors was Bob & Linda Schindler. Bob & Linda were such amazing examples to young couples having devoted the better part of their life as advocates for those in need across the globe. Bob & Linda often shared about the work they were doing in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world. Their stories touched our hearts and we longed for the day that we could travel alongside them to see the work firsthand.
Fast forward several years and 16 markets later, we started talking about expanding our vision for our markets and how they could be a way to help others in need. We had the opportunity to meet with Bob & Linda and the Mission One team to talk about partnering together and we left feeling excited that we could play a small role in helping those in need.
Mission ONE trains and mobilizes the Church, focusing on cross-cultural partnerships to engage the unreached and serve the poor and oppressed and we are excited to share in that vision together.
One of the ways that Mission One partners with people is to help create sustainable businesses that will aid in the support of villages to meet their everyday needs.
This summer we will have an opportunity to travel to Kenya to meet with partners of Mission One who have been working to help those around them in need for the last 25 years. We have the amazing opportunity to raise funds for a ministry that focuses on at risk women and children whose lack of employment forces them into prostitution. We will be working to sponsor 12 women in Kijabe, Kenya to go through a 6-month program that will teach them how to sew. The monies raised will help the women go through the training program and provide funds to support their families while they learn a trade. At the end of the 6-month time frame, they will have a skill that will allow them to find employment in villages nearby or start a new life in a new town.
We are also raising funds to buy new equipment for the training center, which will allow the village to continue to provide vocational training to women for years to come.
Your attendance at our Scottsdale market will help these will women write a different story for their life, as a portion of the proceeds from our April 28th-30th Scottsdale market will go towards this project.