Thursday, March 25, 2010

Justice Juels

Justice Juels was founded by Chelsea Dischinger, a stay-at-home mom who had a desire to make a difference with her life. Once she learned about the horrific Human Trafficking Industry she decided to start a company to support her family and help raise money for this cause. Justice Juels is a for-profit company who donates more than 50% of their profits to organizations who are involved in the fight to abolish Human Trafficking worldwide. Each piece of jewelry is hand-made with the finest materials and can be custom ordered in various sizes, styles and colors. Specializing in custom jewelry the options are endless. The average age of a Sex –Trafficking Victim is 14 years old. The average victim is forced to have sex up to 20 times a day. These victims are usually kidnapped or enticed by promises of a well-paying job in a foreign country. Once they arrive at their destination their new life usually begins with physical beatings, rape, forced prostitution or bonded labor. Their travel documents are taken from them and many times they are told their family will be hurt if they do not cooperate. In a state of malnutrition, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, unsanitary living conditions, forced abortions and HIV, these women and children work day after day in highly guarded facilities with no hope for their future. This cannot go on any longer. Justice Juels was birthed out of a desire to be a voice for those who do not have one. A voice for those women and children who wait silently for someone to speak up on their behalf and bring forth justice. Someone who will take a stand, someone who will fight for them. If we do not speak up, then who will?

In the interest of full disclosure, I have to tell you that I am posting this to enter a contest. However, after reading the background on this company, it is truly a worthy cause and I am happy to support it. Head on over to see Jennifer, and enter yourself!

In case anyone is scouring their brains trying to come up with a fabulous Mother's Day present for me (hehe), this is the necklace I would love to own. It has each child's birthstone on separate pendants. Absolutely gorgeous!

1 comment:

  1. What an awesome thing to do! Thank you for passing her story and her shop along - I will be sure to take a look!