Sometimes you have an idea that takes root, nudges your heart and then you say it out loud to a few close friends and they want to join in the new venture. Then it explodes and you are in the midst of new business cards, new website, meeting with community leaders and other non-profits. The vision grows into reality and you are ready to announce it and see how God will lead into the next phase…
Yada FairTrade & Resale is about to open it’s doors in Madison! We have been collecting, washing, sizing and rearranging our retail space to bring in resale clothes, furniture and household items. We have created a boutique style resale shop with thrifty prices. We will be open to the public for shopping, but will be open special hours to host women in our community that could use some “pampering” with a more customized shopping experience. The special shopping hours will include a “high tea” flair with a personal shopping assistant and babysitting and delicious treats.
We are so excited to partner with The Elizabeth House and Zeteo. Both organizations work with women that are in need of support. The Elizabeth House offers a home, hope and support to women that are pregnant. Zeteo works around Dane County offering support to women that have been sexually exploited. Both are non-profits and help women through emotional and spiritual pathways. We are stepping up to help them provide for their physical needs. Through donations from the community, we will help provide clothes and furnishings for their new homes.
For years we have offered fair-trade products through the partnerships we have made throughout the globe. We are including those products into the Resale Shop to bring awareness and hope to those partnerships. Many of our partnerships help women that have been sex-trafficked. Making the connections throughout the world and within our community will dovetail together to make an impact locally and globally.
We are so excited to kick off this new venture and are already amazed at the team of people stepping up to help and donate. We plan to open to the public on June 19. Find out more at our new websites! http://www.yadaftr.com and TheYadaProject.com.