It's been a very exciting couple of weeks around here since the Rethreaded x Southwest Airlines Launch Party and we have been selling the new products as fast as we can make them!
We celebrate because we all have been part of watching a dream come to life and change lives ...that started on a napkin.
It’s possible because you choose toshophere.
It’s possible because you choose to donate your resources here.
It’s possible because all of you invest your time and talentsinto our business.
It because you all have chosen tosurround our entire Rethreaded staff with love and support.
It’s you, thefriends and family, who have stood with each of us through some really low lows and some really amazing highs.
It’s you, current board members and, you, the past board members who spent hours and hours pouring over ideas and strategy and advocating for us.
It's you, the volunteers, who sort through donated t-shirts, clean leather, who sit on theadvisory council.
It's you, the ones that have opened up your homes to host a partythat have carried our message of hope to the world!
It’s you, our government officials, that have chosen to embrace that things can be different. You have chosen to start to turn the tide so that women are now given services instead of being treated like criminals.
And survivors, this is all because of you. It's because of your grit and your strength because you choose to go with your courage. It's your willingness to pave a way for your sister that is still trapped in the trade. It’s you choosing to do the hard work of walking through your trauma and not quitting when it gets hard. It’s because every time you wanted to give up you didn’t. It’s you for choosing to use the hurt in your past to transform the world with love for the future.
Its because you are the most powerful and amazing human beings I have ever gotten the honor of knowing. Its because of you, you inspire me, our board, our volunteers, our advocates, your family and friends, our city, our world to believe that lives can change.
And you Southwest. You are now part of the amazing transformation that happens here at Rethreaded. You are modeling to the world what happens when companies go the extra mile to make a couple different decisions that aren’t necessarily the easiest or most convenient because you know that good will come of it. You, Southwest are modeling to other companies the truth that business is one of the most powerful agents for change in our world.
Thank you, Southwest for choosing to do business differently. Thank you, Southwest for taking a chance on a company based on HOPE and Love. Thank you for taking a chance on a company that started on a napkin.
A HUGE thank you to all of the media agencies sharing our story and spreading this amazing news:
River City Live | Rethreaded's new partnership with Southwest Airlines
WJXT News 4 Jax, The Morning Show | Rethreaded teaming up with Southwest Airlines
Jacksonville Business Journal | Southwest Airlines partners with Jax nonprofit to recycle old seats
WTLV First Coast News | Southwest Airlines partners with Rethreaded to help fight human trafficking
Jacksonville.com | Nonprofit Rethreaded gets boost from Southwest Airlines
Jacksonville Daily Record | You should know ... Rethreaded Inc. founder Kristin Keen
Stay tuned. This is just the beginning. We fully expect the phone to continue to ring and more lives to change.
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