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Last night, I had the great honor to emcee Vickery Trading Company’s Evening of Hope. Vickery Trading Company is an organization that is near and dear to my heart. They make quality artisan-crafted children’s clothing and accessories that are handsewn by refugee women right here in Dallas.

3 years ago, I was a new mom of a little girl. And 3 years ago, VTC was preparing to launch their first dress release. Thanks to a Facebook algorithm, I received a targeted ad for VTC. After doing some due diligence, I was so excited about the business model for this company.

A few months later, VTC was hosting Thanksgiving dinner and I signed up to bring my grandmother’s green bean casserole. And when I showed up, these wonderful women, strangers in my land, welcomed me and made me feel comfortable in their community.

I am passionate about empowering people and that is precisely what VTC is doing! They train refugee women to sew and work in an American business environment, they provide personal development including educational programs, mentoring, and job placement services for graduates of their program, all while providing their associates with fair wages.

To get an idea of the impact that Vickery Trading Company has made on the women in their program, you need only read quotes from their associates:

“I like it at Vickery Trading Company. It's helped me learn English. If you know English, you're happy; if you don't know it, you're sad." – Shomjida

"For me, VTC is a big like!! I'm only happy when I can go to work at VTC, they respect my religious freedom. I can wear my burka and hijab...My boss is very good. Every day, my house blesses her." Satara

To get more information on how to be a part of what Vickery Trading Company is doing or to shop their adorable collection, click here.

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