JewelGirls US Embassy event

On 11th February, JewelGirls held a sales party in US Embassy. Our volunteer from the Embassy, Dawn, was very helpful in organizing this event. It was timed to relate to St. Valentine's day. From our side two JewelGirls and one JewelBoy, along with JewelGirls staff Elena and Veronica and also the shelter`s social worker participated in the event.

Jewel Girls US Embassy eventDuring the event 67 jewelry pieces were sold and 30 210 rub (~1000 $) was earned. A third of this sum will be given to the teenagers designers of the jewelry pieces which were sold. Part of the remainder covers the costs of raw materials, etc. and the rest will be re-invested in the JewelGirls project.

During the sales party we met several persons who expressed their interest to be volunteers of our program. They were given all information about the program and all contact details, websites and links in the social nets, and asked to keep in touch. We also met a lawyer from the anti-trafficking department who showed some interest in the project.

-- Elena

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