Monday, September 12, 2011

Party Girl: Dresses for Guatemala

I always enjoy hearing about the start-up of a new faithventure.

And I am particularly excited to hear of a new business in Guatemala being started by a former Denver resident, Frank Tillapaugh, whose leadership 20 years ago set the seeds for Mile High Ministries which incubated my organization, Belay Enterprises, 17 years ago.

Maya Mesoamerica Mission is opening Party Girl, a fancy dress retail business to provide opportunities for women at risk of human trafficking or modern day slavery. The business will partner with churches, civic groups, businesses, and individuals from North America to receive donations of bridesmaid, wedding, quinceanera, communion, flower girl or other fancydresses for resale in Guatemala. Besides employing disadvantaged women, the business will also generate revenues to be reinvested in the community as part of a micro-business project.

In Denver, Mile High Ministries and Joshua Station is collecting dresses this month for delivery to Guatemala. If you have some extra dresses, consider bringing them down to Joshua Station at 2330 W. Mulberry Place (I-25 & 8th Avenue) in Denver the week of September 20-26, 2011.

To learn more about Party Girl, visit here.

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