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Thistle Farms. Put your money where your heart is.

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BENEFITING: Thistle Farms Inc.

THE STORY:

 

Bring another woman off the streets. Give what you can.

Your gift will be perfect.

Once a year we come to you and ask for help. Our fall fundraiser keeps our residential program, Magalene, open to women from the streets all year long.

On October 14, the women of Magdalene, survivors of trafficking, prostitution and addiction, along with founder Becca Stevens and artists John Prine, Iris Dement and Ruby Amanfu, got on stage at the historic Ryman auditorium to celebrate the healing power of love. Residents of Magdalene read pieces they wrote about the roots of their abuse but also the power in finding deeper roots of healing.

We ask you to become a part of this movement by helping us fund our residential program that provides two-years of housing, medical care, trauma therapy, education and vocational training through Thistle Farms, our social enterprise. 

Since 2005, 80% of residents stayed two years and graduated from the program clean and sober. We employ more than 60 residents and graduates who give back to the community in a multitude of ways. We offer all this as a gift, without charging residents and without taking tax-payer dollars.

WHAT WILL MY GIFT PROVIDE?

  • $25.00: A basket of personal care items to make a new resident feel welcome.
  • $50.00: Household supplies for a Magdalene graduate's first apartment.
  • $125.00: A thorough medical exam for a woman coming off the streets. 
  • $500.00: Ten therapy sessions to address connection between resident's childhood trauma & addiction.
  • $1,000.00: All initial costs to bring a new woman off the streets & into the program.

Thistle Farms & Magdalene stand for the truth that love is the strongest force in the world for change.

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For another event highlight, watch Ruby Amanfu sing "By the Heart," a song that prompted an immediate standing ovation from Magdalene residents and guests at the Ryman that night. Even now at Thistle Farms, you can hear it being played in offices, and hummed and sung by women of all ages, colors and backgrounds. It is our song.

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To This Fundraiser

$20,336

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anne Bell

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dona Tapp

    $25

  • Survivor

    $25

  • Mary McElroy-Smith

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Darcy Cooper

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Jen Boulton

    $100

  • Amanda Jones

    $400

  • Deb Markland

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Shelia Simpkins McClain

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • nancy allen

    $50

  • Pat Cheney

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rachel Whitney

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tommy Prine

    $15

  • Fiona- Grateful Thistle Farmer - Prine

    $365

  • Anonymous

    $45

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Suzanne Fletcher Ryan

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Elizabeth Boswell

    $250

  • Mary Davis Marchetti

    $25

  • Sam Markland

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Mary Stuart Smart

    $35

  • Marlei Olson & John Kutsko

    $400

  • Julia Polk

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Love Heals

    $50

  • Scarlett and Her Mom

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tanya

    $25

  • Michael Lostutter

    $25

  • Jacob and Melanie Reitz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Gwen

    $50

  • Susan Sluser

    $100

  • Molly B.

    $30

  • Peggy Napier

    $300

  • l2mars

     

  • Susanne Watson Epting

     

  • H. Sharon Howell

    $200

  • Ali Harnell

    $100

  • Roxanne and Tony

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Anne Whelan

    $50

  • cynthia ketchum

    $100

  • Ellie and William Billington

    $100

  • Siobhan Kennedy

    $30

  • Jan Kibler

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Love Heals

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Cyndi and Radney Foster

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Charmaine Host

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Charlene Stevenson

    $50

  • Liz & Charlotte

     

  • Scott and Ashley Hickey

    $50

  • Sheri Miller

     

  • Jill Robbins

    $100

  • Mary Davis and Skip Smart

    $175

  • Lorilyn Wiering

    $50

  • J L Colbran

    $150

  • Debra Grimes

    $100

  • Pam Guinn

    $50

  • Lynne and Newell

    $1,000

  • Ramie and Jim Hinckley

    $500

  • Sandy Cooper

    $500

  • Cindy Ellis

    $40

  • Mary Mc Cready

    $50

  • Frances Kieschnick

    $100

  • Mark & Kaye Nickell

     

  • Therese Cristiani

    $100

  • Ellen Kirk

     

  • Mary Donaldson

     

  • Ebie McFarland

    $100

  • Gayle Sanders

     

  • Mary Jo Shankle

    $50

  • Lynn Taylor

    $300

  • Leanna harrison

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $685

  • Cynthia Ketchum & Alberto Phillip Garcia

    $50

  • Libby Patterson

    $100

  • Jalisa Williams

    $50

  • Ricki

    $25

  • Yvette Maxie

    $100

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41% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $20,336 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Thistle Farms Inc.

Amount Raised

$12,631

 

25% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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Fiona Prine

Amount Raised

$6,930

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Susan Sluser

Amount Raised

$350

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jenn Heat

Amount Raised

$0

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Christian Yesbeck

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Yvette Maxie

Yvette Maxie

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ricki

Ricki

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jalisa Williams

Jalisa Williams

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Libby Patterson

Libby Patterson

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Cynthia Ketchum &  Alberto Phillip Garcia

Cynthia Ketchum & Alberto Phillip Garcia

DONATION: $50

From Alberto and his friends at Washington-Lee High School "YOU ARE THE FUTURE" 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $685

3 years ago

Leanna harrison

Leanna harrison

DONATION: $10

Jewelry making. 5% of that income. 3 years ago

Lynn Taylor

Lynn Taylor

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Mary Jo Shankle

Mary Jo Shankle

DONATION: $50

in honor of Donna Dalton! 3 years ago

Gayle Sanders

Gayle Sanders

3 years ago