Find great gifts for mom this Mother’s Day while helping local women in need. The products at ShopWell, a division of The WellHouse ministry, directly help survivors of human trafficking find hope for the future. Choose from beaded bracelets, necklaces and earrings as well as clay crosses, coffee mugs, hand-embossed cards and candles. Holly Bunn, Development Officer of the WellHouse emphasizes that all of the products are gifts for a good cause. All proceeds help the ministry live out its mission of honoring God “by rescuing and providing opportunities for restoration to female victims of human trafficking who have been sexually exploited.”
How do ShopWell & The WellHouse connect? Bunn explains that The WellHouse, located in Odenville, Ala., “gives a home to women who have been identified as victims of sex trafficking.” The organization offers a wide variety of spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical support services for the women who stay at the WellHouse. This includes individual and group therapy, Bible studies, and prayer time. The staff also helps the women plan for the future through exploring educational options and job opportunities. “ShopWell is the first step in working for the women,” Bunn explains, adding that they consider ShopWell a type of work therapy since the women are working with their hands and learning new skills to create the products. To view and purchase ShopWell products, visit www.the-wellhouse.org/store. You can also purchase ShopWell gifts at the Celebrate the Family Expo on May 8 the Pelham Civic Complex. Just stop by the ShopWell booth!