THE RELEVEE BENEFIT

The Relevee Benefit

The name “Relevee” means “rise up” or “to help another person rise” in French and is the new name of the jewelry line from Made By Survivors. {Photo credit: Francisco Antunes}

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Join us in the fight against human trafficking by supporting The Relevee Benefit Fundraiser! 100% of the proceeds raised will be donated to Made By Survivors  and support their fight against human trafficking with employment, education and entrepreneurship, and helping survivors and those at risk get free and remain free forever from slavery and exploitation.  The goal of The Relevee Benefit is to help raise awareness of human trafficking and to support Made By Survivors and their work in fighting against it for the next 30 days while supporting the handmade community!

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

Please make a donation directly to Made By Survivors which is a project of The Emancipation Network by going here. The Emancipation Network is a a 501 (3) nonprofit and you can view their profile on Guidestar.

Please indicate “The Relevee Benefit” in the program description space. 

With every dollar donated, you will receive one chance to win a selection of store credit / goodies from the wonderful makers and shops below!  5 winners will be randomly chosen with 1st place winning 15 prizes from the prize pool of his / her choice, with first dibbs! 

2nd Place wins 10 prizes from the remaining prizes of his / her choice
3rd place wins 8 prizes from the remaining prizes of his / her choice
4th place wins 6 prizes from the remaining prizes of his / her choice
5th place wins the remaining 5 prizes

Donate more and get more chances to win (in additional to the amount of chances your donated dollars amount to)!

$5+ = 2 extra chances     $10+ = 3 extra chances     $20+ = 5 extra chances
$30+ = 10 extra chances     $40+ = 15 extra chances     $50+ = 20 extra chances

The fundraiser begins on September 2nd and ends on October 1st, end of day.

 The Relevee Benefit - Donate Now

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SUPPORTING COMPANIES

These talented makers and shops are supporting The Relevee Benefit and joining us in taking a stand against human trafficking!  Go here to learn more about each of the supporting companies or click on the images below.

The Relevee Benefit - Supporting Companies

The Relevee Benefit - Supporting Companies

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SPREAD THE WORD

Please share The Relevee Benefit with your friends and family! Let them know about the amazing life saving and changing work Made By Survivors are doing; together we can make this fundraiser a success!

If you have any questions, please email Olivia at hi.atiliay (at) gmail (dot) com.

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PRIYANKA’S STORY

Priyanka's Story

Priyanka was born into extreme poverty in a Calcutta red light district.  She was raised in a brothel where she was exposed to constant danger and outcast by society.  Eventually, her mother sent her to a shelter to keep her from being trafficked and forced into prostitution. At age 18, Priyanka joined the Made By Survivors jewelry team.  She worked hard during the intensive year of training, becoming one of our most accomplished goldsmiths and designers.  The training and the loving atmosphere of the jewelry center were healing for Priyanka and helped build up her damaged self-esteem.

Priyanka takes pride in having several designs in our new Relevee Jewelry collection and in being one of the top producers and earners in her studio.  Her dream is to become a jewelry trainer so she can share this gift with other women in need.

Priyanka is now ready to move out of the shelter and support herself independently.  She is also pulling her mom out of the red light district so they can both live in safety and dignity.

100% of proceeds from The Relevee Benefit will be donated to Made By Survivors to help them train more women in the art of jewelry making as well as heal them, give them a way to create a living, allow them to support themselves and their families, and break the cycle of poverty.

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A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON HOW THIS CAME TO BE

In the past years I have learned and read a lot about human trafficking, specifically girls and women who become victims of sexual slavery.  Last Christmas, I bought a book called This is No Ordinary Joy which is the story of Sarah Symons, founder of Made by Survivors.  It made me cry, it made me angry, it made me laugh, it made me hopeful– it was truly inspiring to read about Sarah’s journey from knowing nothing about human trafficking to creating a way to help as well as the stories of survival and hope.  I think about the women I read about in that book often.

As I approach my 30th birthday on September 2nd, it made me think about how many girls and women will never see their 30th year.  As sad as this reality is, we do have the power to try to change that and help ensure they do live to be 30– and much longer! Please join me in raising awareness and funds through the Relevee Benefit and create a positive change!

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