The Mission One Kijabe Women’s Sewing Project
Long before our markets started, Coley and I became friends over our love for vintage and antiques. We were both walking through life with newborns and shared in the joys/challenges/struggles of motherhood. We first met at a young marrieds class at Scottsdale Bible Church where we became fast friends. One of the class mentors, Bob & Linda Schindler, have had a very special place in our hearts from the first day we met them! They often shared about the work they were doing in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world through an organization called Mission One. Their stories made us long for a day where we would be able to support their mission of focusing on cross-cultural partnerships to engage the unreached and serve the poor and oppressed.
Fast forward a couple years we created Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market with a goal of bringing 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.
Mission One trains and mobilizes the Church, focusing on cross-cultrual 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 the opportunity to travel to Kenya to meet partners of Mission One who have been working to help those around them in need for the last 25 years. We have the amazing opportuntiy 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 prove funds to support their time 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 contiue to provide vocational training to women for years to come. Use this link to make a donation NOW!!
Your attendance at our Scottsdale Market on April 28th -30th will help these women write a different story for their life, as a portion of the proceeeds will go towards this project. Get your Friday Night & Early Entry tickets here NOW!!
And if that’s not enough?! One lucky bidder will have the chance to at the Ultimate Friday shopping experience and all the proceeds go straight to the Mission One Kijabe Women’s Sewing Project! Use this link to head over to our auction where the highest bidder will get the chance to shop the market on April 28th with Clint & Kelly Harp from the hit HGTV show “Fixer Upper” & their own series that just premiered on the DIY Network “Woodworks” before the crowds enter, $250 shopping cash & so much more!
We are so excited for you, our junkin community, to join us in this very special opportunity and make a difference in these young women’s lives!