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The Inspiration Behind This is About Humanity

We are proud to work with This is About Humanity, a mission-driven organization dedicated to meeting the needs of migrant families affected by the U.S.-Mexico border crisis. 

Photo Courtesy of @thisisabouthumanity

We designed a candle and PURPOSEfull TOTE to raise awareness and funds for families who have been separated. As of October 16, 2018, 245 children were still being detained, according to government data analyzed by the American Civil Liberties Union. An Amnesty International report showed that more than 6,000 people, including nearly 3,000 children, were separated from family members from late spring to the middle of August of 2018. We believe that this is not a political issue, but a human rights issue. Mark Lane, an activist from San Diego, said it best,

 

Photo Courtesy of @thisisabouthumanity

For every purchase of the candle and bag, we will donate half of the purchase price to the This is About Humanity Fund and International Community Foundation, which work closely to meet the needs of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers who are affected by violence and instability in their home countries. The organization advocates for human rights and safety while supporting housing, medical care, and on-the-ground relief efforts.

We’ve also had the opportunity to work with several incredible organizations through this partnership: Border Angels, Kids in Need of Defense, Casa Cornelia Law Center, and Minority Humanitarian FoundationBorder Angels is a nonprofit organization advocating for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice. Kids in Need of Defense supports migrant children and ensures that they are represented in court by high quality representatives. Casa Cornelia Law Center ensures free legal representation for individuals and families without sufficient financial resource to hire an attorney, including immigrant children looking for a safe haven in the United States. These organizations support legal services, policies, advocacy, and education for migrants and children. The Minority Humanitarian Foundation advocates for human rights and safety while providing essential services.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a primary goal within our mission at The Little Market is to raise awareness about fair trade principles and human rights. We prioritize working with diverse communities and marginalized populations from around the world, and we carry ethically sourced products from more than 65 artisan groups in over 25 countries and sovereign states. We are proud to work with This is About Humanity. With your support, we have raised over $31,000 as of July 2019. 

To learn more, please follow @thisisabouthumanity on Instagram for updates. Thank you for your support of human rights and for joining us to raise awareness.

Sources
The Cut
Washington Post

This article was originally published on August 24, 2018 and updated on July 18, 2019.

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