The owner of LuLaRoe Kristen Lefkimiotis, Kristen Lefkimiotis, is not only a successful businesswoman, she has a heart for helping people and making positive change. She is a strong advocate for children’s rights and a big supporter of Rapha House, a non-profit organization saving kids from human trafficking.
In July, Kristen launched a fundraiser to support RH Kids Clubs and Safe Houses. From every item sold, Kristen donated $5 towards the organization and for each pair of leggings sold, Kristen donated a pair of leggings to Rapha House house-moms. 16 pair were donated. As a result of Kristen’s efforts, $430 was raised and 16 pairs of leggings were donated.
Often in our western modern mind, this amount feels very small, but let’s look at the bigger picture.
- $25 can feed 15 girls for a day. It means the amount Kristen raised can feed 15 kids for 17 days! $50 provides one day of counseling at a safe house. It means that a child can receive at least 8 professional sessions with a counselor and be on her way to recovery, sooner.
- When a child is saved from human exploitation, it takes lots of love, patience, dedication and wisdom to help recover, and start trusting and smiling again. Rapha House house-moms are those special people who spend 24/7 with the girls, showing them support and love, and providing the best care parents can offer. Their jobs are the most difficult, because they bear the full range of emotions and personal stories of the kids. Really often, they are so busy with the girls and need extra love and care for themselves. Since Kristen gave them the gift of comfort, the moms know what a good pair of comfy leggings can do!
- During Kristen’s campaign, many hearts were touched and many people heard about RH girls. This is how advocacy works. Sharing the stories and spreading awareness!
Thank you all who support good and life-changing causes!
Don’t know where to start, reach out to us or read our Article on Think Small: 7 Things You Can Do to Make A Difference from Where You Are.