Nashville Community Service Project: Thistle Farms

Thistle Farms

Thistle Farms' mission is to HEAL, EMPOWER, AND EMPLOY women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. This is done by providing safe and supportive housing, the opportunity for economic independence, and a strong community of advocates and partners. 

In the end, love is the most powerful force for change in the world. 

Their comprehensive model offers women hope and healing through a holistic residential program, employment with one of its social enterprises, and a growing national and global network dedicated to changing a culture that allows human beings to be bought and sold.

Last year, customers and donors helped make the following possible:

  • 59 women survivors employed by Thistle Farms, earning over $1 million a year in salary and wages
  • 9,215 nights of safe, supportive housing provided to women recovering from life on the streets
  • 14,100 hours of counseling and therapy for survivors, ensuring their physical and mental well-being 
  • 40 organizations across the country replicated their housing model, currently offering 185 beds for women seeking sanctuary from the streets
  • 24 shared trade partnerships around the globe, supporting the economic freedom of more than 1,700 women

YOU CAN HELP at the Regional Legal Management Conference – East by browsing the onsite store they have and purchasing items like candles, lotions, soaps, lip balms, room sprays, linen sprays, and more at the Renaissance Nashville in the Grand Ballroom Foyer, near ALA’s Registration. They will be open on Thursday, October 12 from 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and on Friday, October 13 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

Las Vegas Community Service Project: Race to Erase 22

Race to Erase 22

This year, Regional Legal Management Conference — West (Regions 4, 5, 6) will support Race to Erase 22. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer organization’s mission is to raise awareness about the tragic number of military suicides in our country. It’s estimated that 22 military veterans take their own life each day. Race to Erase 22 provides education and resources to help those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury and other injuries. Additionally, it offers opportunities for active service members and veteran communities to ride and compete in an off-road race vehicle and race. It also offers training, support and logistics to our military community to become off-road race course workers. The organization’s goal is to help veterans transition from military life to civilian life by introducing them to the sport of off-road racing — where they can once again become a part of a team.  

Ways you can help Race to Erase 22:

  • Donate by cash, check or credit card
  • Provide gift cards for gas, lodging, grocery stores, long distance services, medical expenses, utility bills, and safety equipment
  • Become a member of the pit support team, radio relay team or just share their mission on your social media

It is registered as an official charity through Amazon Smile, so anytime you place an order through Amazon you can select Race to Erase 22 to receive a contribution. You can make a HUGE difference just by reaching out to someone you know who is serving or has served in the military and let them know you care and are thinking about them.

Contact them via email and on Facebook