A friend recently contacted me to see if I would be able to photograph scarves for a friend. I was (and am) so happy to be able to be involved. Kristi Diffor, the creator of Scarves for Hope, was moved on a recent trip to the Congo and wishes to do something to help these women. Scarves for Hope is very new (as in a few weeks old!) and already Kristi has made well over a hundred of them.
I’ll let her describe this project,
“Scarves for Hope began with a simple idea: raise funds for International Justice Mission (IJM) and World Relief, two organizations working to alleviate injustice, bring hope, and restore broken lives.
For some girls and women in the world today, they hear the message, “You are worthless.” They are uneducated, viewed as property, trafficked into sex slavery, or raped as a weapon of war to instill fear and instability. With few job opportunities to raise them above absolute poverty, they often live in despair and hopelessness. For these women and girls, there is no thought that life could be different. This is all they know and since society has taught them to be submissive, they’ve learned to expect very little for their lives.
Just as a single thread of yarn is weak on its own, a woman who hasn’t been shown her worth is often left weak and vulnerable. Scarves for Hope is a symbolic expression of how hope and change is possible when women are encircled by such things as truth, community, hope, and encouragement.
Having personally seen and heard how these organizations are bringing hope and restoration, it is my hope that each time you wear your scarf you’ll be reminded that together we can make a difference in the lives of women who desperately need the world to stand for justice.
As you look through the scarves, you will see that each scarf represents a thread of hope that when brought into the life of vulnerable people, will help to strengthen them, encircling them with long-term change and support.
Each scarf costs $10. The entire proceeds, minus supplies, are donated to IJM and World Relief. The cost to mail a scarf is $5 for the first scarf and $1 for each additional scarf.
A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12(NLT)”
If you are interested in a scarf from Kristi, please email her @ email@example.com or via phone @ 262-335-2643
There are many color combinations available- they are really gorgeous!