Our co-founder Hannah Skvarla recently went on a trip to the border with a group of other women to learn more about the families that have been separated. This trip inspired Hannah to create the campaign, This is About Humanity.
Photo Courtesy of @thisisabouthumanity
We designed a candle to raise awareness and funds for the families who have been separated. We believe that this is not a political issue, but a human rights issue. Mark Lane, an activist from San Diego, said it best,
Net proceeds from every purchase of this candle will be donated to three nonprofit organizations working closely to meet the needs of separated families: Annunciation House, Kids in Need of Defense, and Casa Cornelia Law Center. Annunciation House provides shelter for migrant, homeless, and economically vulnerable people at the border. Kids in Need of Defense supports children in cities throughout the United States 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.
As a 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; we currently work with 66 artisan groups in 28 countries. We are proud to collaborate with This is About Humanity.
To learn more, follow @thisisabouthumanity on Instagram for updates. Thank you for your support of human rights and for joining us to raise awareness!