Farewell 2020 and Thank You

by Dawn Manske
Farewell 2020 and Thank You

At the end of 2019, when organizations were creating goals and preparing for “clarity of vision in 2020,” no one could have anticipated what 2020 would actually bring.

It has been an incredibly difficult year for so many. For us at Made for Freedom, we were almost on the brink of closing our doors twice in the past several months. But as the year draws to an end, we are thankful.

We are thankful to still have our doors open. We are thankful for a successful pivot. Most of all, we are thankful for your partnership with us as we fight human trafficking with style. Every purchase you made has contributed to generating over 20,000 hours of dignified employment for survivors of human trafficking and those coming out of marginalized situations.

We have some exciting things planned for 2021 which we can’t wait to tell you about in the new year. We look forward to growing and continuing to impact lives globally with you.

With love,

Dawn Manske 

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