Getting involved with Monarch has been a blessing for me as a volunteer because it is a creative outlet where I can live out my devotion to God and serve in a way that provides resources for the fight against sex-trafficking. The community of volunteers gathers weekly to produce jewelry for this purpose, and to offer support and prayer for one another.
I joined Monarch Jewelry back in August, 2011 after doing a service project night at Crisis Aid and making soda tab bracelets with my women’s bible study group. I made over 250 soda tab bracelets back in 2011 with over 40 hours of volunteer time in a 5 month time frame to earn a $1000 community grant from my employer, IBM for Crisis Aid. I have been making and teaching others how to make the soda tab bracelets ever since. I was excited when the proceeds of the group moved to help those caught up in human trafficking and the Refuge safe home here in St. Louis. I know I may not be able to change the world alone however, the difference that can be made with a group of people all working for the same cause can have lasting results to help rescue these girls and give them a better life.