Thursday, December 17, 2009

Selling the goodies!

Perhaps our most exciting times involve market events. Generous churches, women's groups, and businesses invite The Refugee Sewing Society to sell our wares. Most recently, PureFUN in Lawrenceville welcomed us.

PureFUN is the daycare supply company owned by our partners and friends, Todd and Carol Harrison. Brenna, who works for them, originated the idea for a trunk show. Last Saturday, we loaded women into our cars and took them to the PureFUN headquarters. Carol (above in the white vest) helped explain how the business works. We took them on a tour of the building, and then shoppers began to arrive. Todd (below) and Carol manned the check-out table. The women were curious, as always, about American ways. Our new friends at Discovery Point daycare had already purchased 40 mat sheets from us. They came to the trunk show and bought a big stack of doll clothes and many other items. Thank you so much!
I love taking pictures of our customers with the women who have made the items they purchased. That's fun for everyone!
Amazin' Amy Cornett, our bead group teacher, has been zipping from one market event to another. I have loved watching her blossom into an eloquent public speaker. She spoke recently to the Windy Hill Women's Club. She does a beautiful job of setting up displays. Women attending Amy's events enjoy looking through the gorgeous jewelry, bags and other items before making their purchases. Amy also spoke in Augusta at the annual associational WMU meeting. The WMU (Women's Missionary Union) dates back to the 1800s and is a primary source of missions education and support in Southern Baptist churches.We love the WMU!

This group also let Amy set up shop.If you would like to help the ministry of The Refugee Sewing Society by inviting us to your home, church, business, or other venue, please contact us at

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