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OKG Newsletter

Topic: human trafficking
beautiful dream bag

A beautiful bag

Bags at Isabella Boutique benefit a local organization.

I was wandering around Edmond today for my ShopGirl column (tough gig, right?) when I stepped inside Isabella, a fab local boutique. I was on the hunt for something else, but I was caught by a collection of really fantastic totes. Even better, I learned they benefit a local organization called A Beautiful Dream Society.

A Beautiful Dream Society is based here, but helps the victims of human trafficking with a shelter in the African country of Lesotho. The organization (which is working toward nonprofit status) is working in four key areas to try and prevent human trafficking: victim relief, accountability of the perpetrator, care for the victim, and structural/societal changes. I absolutely love being able to help others through how I spend my money, and this is seriously a great opportunity to do just that.

The bags at Isabella are all one-of-a-kind and made right here in the metro. All proceeds (that’s 100 percent) go back to A Beautiful Dream Society. The large totes are made using a block patchwork of some rally cool fabrics and range in styles from floral and girly to downtown chic. Best of all, I was happy to learn they’re selling really well. Go check them out for yourself.

by Jenny Coon Peterson 08.25.2011 2 years ago
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Human network

Modern-day slaves are trafficked through Oklahoma, but one coalition is trying to raise awareness with a rally.


C.G. Niebank
Although the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution was supposed to abolish slavery in the United States 146 years ago, a coalition of law enforcement agencies and social service groups has scheduled a rally Saturday in Bricktown to draw attention to the continued existence of human trafficking, both nationwide and in Oklahoma.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011