LAKE FOREST – The Mustard Seed Trunk Show is hosting a trunk show on Saturday, April 29 from noon to 4 p.m. The fair trade store in downtown Lake Forest will be featuring a great line of clothing as well as some beautiful handmade sterling jewelry.
More importantly, all the proceeds from this day will go to support HEALING HANDS OF JOY. This is an organization The Mustard Seed has been committed to since it first opened. The organization brings hope, happiness and a second chance to women affected by obstetric fistula. Obstetric Fistula is a double sorrow. A woman loses her baby in long, painful obstructed labor and then wakes up to the horror of incontinence. These women are often abandoned by their husband, ostracized by their family and village and left to live the rest of their lives alone and ashamed.
Fortunately there is a cure and many women in Ethiopia are treated, but after living years in this condition and being married at an early age, women recovered from fistula have few options for their future. Join as The Mustard Seed fights to help end fistula and give these women a brighter future.
If you can’t make the show, please stop by the Mustard Seed and purchase a raffle ticket for a beautiful alpaca shawl (you choose the color). You don’t have to be present during the drawing, and all the money will go toward helping these women.