The Closet Project…a special Simply Sunday

 


The Closet Project

Hi friends! It is so nice to “meet” you! I am so appreciative of Heather and Vanessa letting me take over their lovely blog for a moment! I asked them to let me share with you a project that I believe has great potential – but let me share a little about myself first!

Kelli The Closet Project

I’m Kelli and this is  my hubby. We’ve been married 11 years and have four sweet kiddos- ages 7, 6, 2, and 2 months. My husband is a church planter and we live in the South. I love to read, cook, go to the beach (obviously!) and watch movies with my family.  I blog at Eat Pray {Read} Love …

And…. this is my closet! Glad we’re getting to know one another so well, so quickly!

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Please tell me I’m not the only one whose closet looks like this! With parenting four kids, being a preacher’s wife, co-leading a Bible study, homeschooling, blogging, and life, my closet probably gets the least attention in the whole house. It somehow always seems overflowing. With clothes I never wear.

About a month ago, I felt God tell me to get RID of the excess and GIVE to those who need. I wasn’t sure just yet where he would have me give, but human trafficking has been on my mind so much lately. Enter Redeemed Ministries. Their focus is to help women in the Houston area that are enslaved in sex trafficking. If you’re like I was until last year, you may think that human trafficking is an international problem- which it is.

But it is also a US problem. In fact, one that hits very close to my home.

Thus, The Closet Project was born. Women uniting forces- paring down to step up. Here’s the lowdown:

1.) Pare down your wardrobe to what you actually wear.

2.) Sell what you don’t. Take them to resale shops, sell them on eBay, have a garage sell, sell them to your friends!

3.) Donate directly to Redeemed Ministries.

4.) Go to this form to let me know how much you were able to donate. ANYTHING helps! Seriously! Only have $5 to spare? Great, that is wonderful. Got a cool million burning a hole in your pocket? I’m sure Redeemed would be SO happy to receive that, too! :)

Ladies, I really appreciate your time today. If you’d like to read a little more detail of the project, goals, etc. please click here. I’ll leave you with these words from the book of Matthew:

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (25:40). Let’s help “the least of these,” shall we?

The Closet Project~Paring Down to Step Up

PS I’d be very grateful if you’d help spread the word by sharing this tweet—>

Team up with @eatprayreadlove to help modern-day slaves and pare down your closet too. #TheClosetProject http://www.eatprayreadlove.com/2013/02/the-closet-project-help-human.html

 

Thank you so much Kelli for joining us today and letting us know about this amazing project! We will definitely be joining The Closet Project and want to invite our readers to join us as well! It’s time to tear down the walls of secrecy surrounding the issue of  human trafficking…let’s join Kelli and make a difference TODAY!

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  1. It truly is unbelievable that human/sex trafficking is a problem anywhere, but here in the US…for some reason that is especially heartbreaking! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  2. It truly is unbelievable that human/sex trafficking is a problem anywhere, but here in the US…for some reason that is especially heartbreaking! May God have mercy!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Cindy
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  3. Wow, I can’t believe this actually happens. You are doing a wonderful thing…I’ll support you in every way I can!

  4. With a 21 year old daughter, I’ve had some personal experience and seen up close & personal the predators waiting to take our daughters and enslave them into the sex industry. It is scary and something that we as moms need to educate our children about early – just as our parents did with us about drugs. This day & age the PXRNography industry, clubs and all that goes along with it is glamified in media to entice our girls and give them a false view of what that lifestyle is. They get them in and then hooked on drugs and many are never seen or heard from again. anything I can do to help bring awareness, let me know! I’ve worked with some great ministries on similar campaigns against this multi-billion dollar industry that most are so unaware of, happening right in our own backyards.

    Wendy
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  5. Most of the homeowner has a problem with their closet…but I am glad that I came across to your blog and what an informative post you have here…By the way thanks for sharing :)

  6. What a great thing to be involved in! Thanks!

    • Hey Erica! Thanks so much for reading. Please let me know if you decide to get involved with the Closet Project- I’d love to had eyou on board! :)

  7. Great idea! Decluttering and making a difference is a great combination! Here’s another super easy way to help “the least of these” — while Valentine’s Day is on your mind!

  8. Oh wow, Susan, that is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. I’d love to have you join in the Closet Project if you’re able! have a great day! xoxo Kelli
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