It’s FRONT LINE FRIDAY!
I am excited to introduce you to the founder and soaper of Revive Your Bath, Caitlin Abshier.
Caitlin was working her booth at a street festival when I stumbled upon her. Her sign is what caught my attention. It mentioned that a portion of her proceeds go to fight human trafficking, which immediately peaked my attention. After talking with her, I knew I had to share her story with you because there may be others out there, like her, who are looking for a creative way to step into the fight.
When was the first time you hear about sex trafficking?
Friends told me about it because of the Passion Conference. They shared what they learned about it, especially what was happening in the city of Atlanta. It was 2012. I attended the 2013 conference when the End It Movement started.
Did you read any books, attend any conference or watch any movies about it?
I have watched several videos on Youtube from A21 Campaign.
How did you first get involved with the fight? Was it with an organization?
One of my biggest passions is women in business. When I started a soap company I wanted to make sure it benefited other people, especially in the city where I live. Knowing Atlanta is an area where sex trafficking happens, I wanted to step in and do what I could to get involved.
Right now I am donating a portion of my sales to Haven Atlanta, but what I’d love to do is develop a work training program where the women would work producing the products to gain experience, references, confidence, and earn a wage. I want to give them a place where they can get their nervousness out before getting a real job.
How long have you been in the fight?
I did a partnership with Haven Atlanta in December of 2013 and decided I wanted to partner with them financially through donating. I am excited that I’ll be making my first support check to Haven ATL this December. Right now I’m in 21 stores and growing. As sales increase I will be able to do more.
Where can people find your products?
They can always find me online but I’ll be at shows the next two weeks in the metro Atlanta area:
- November 22-23, Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta– ICE Holiday Bizarre
- November 30th, Grace Midtown Artist Market
I have personally used the Revive products and LOVE them. The peppermint lip balm is very silky without leaving slimy feeling on my lips. It’s a great moisturizer for the winter. I have also fallen in love with their bath bars. They, too, moisturize my skin and make it feel soft to the touch.
Caitlin has gracious volunteered to do a give away gift set to one of our readers. In order to qualify, you have to do three things:
- Leave a comment here on the blog either asking a questions of me or Caitlin OR share something you’ve learned about trafficking this past year from the blog.
- Like my Facebook page here.
- Like Caitlin’s Facebook page here.
Caitlin will be checking the blog for those comments and Facebook pages for likes and on Sunday, November 23rd, she will select a winner and notify them on the blog and her Facebook page. That person will be able to select their fragrance of choice and receive a gift set in that fragrance.
Thank you, Caitlin, for raising awareness of the issue of sex trafficking in America and for coming up with a creative way to step into the fight. I know you’ve inspired others. Continue to raise your voice for hope!
Caitlin, how did you get into soap making? I am super impressed that you have found such a creative and useful way to get involved 🙂 God bless you richly for all that you do!
Lisa, you’ll LOVE Caitlin’s products! You should order some for Christmas gifts.
I especially like your Frontline Friday posts, Susan. I have learned about many frontline ministries through your blog. I appreciate your posts that call for letter writing, too, because that is something I can do. I love your “big dream” vision of getting Rescuing Hope made into a movie. It can happen!
Thank you so much for your encouragement. I started Front Line Fridays because I want the average person to realize there is a lot we can do in this fight. We don’t have to start a 501c3 or be a victim ourselves to make a difference.
Thank you for doing your part and stepping into the fight, Susie. Thank you, also, for agreeing with me in prayer that Rescuing Hope can be made into a movie. One day!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Awww. I miss this one do to TG and being busy so I read it after the prize date. Please post on a less busier date 🙁
Thanks for her interview. Seems like an awesome gal and ministry!