Helping the homeless one stitch at a time.
We seek to put people's creativity to good use by having artists donate their wares and all the profits go to helping the homeless.
Check out our friends in Second Saturdays.
They provide the when, where & who of serving in Atlanta. All you have to do is show up & volunteer your time! Go check out their website.
The next time to serve is coming up next Saturday. See below for details & go put your name on the list on the website to reserve your spot!
“We will be serving at Bright Futures (www.bfatl.org) on Saturday, October 8th from 10:30am – 2:30pm. We will be landscaping, cleaning, grilling out lunch, and just hanging out with the kids. It should be a great day and we hope you can join us!
Bright Futures Atlanta, founded in 2002, provides unique educational, social, and spiritual opportunities for adolescents and their families in the inner-city Atlanta. As a way to break the cycle of too-early parenthood, glorification of criminality, and criticism of academic achievement, year-round programming is offered in an environment conducive to learning, for the physical as well as spiritual growth of participants.
64 Edwin Place NW
Atlanta, GA 30318”
RoadKill store is up!
BOOM! The Roadkill store IS UP! go to http://www.freewebstore.org/Roadkill-Denim to purchase your RK bullet rosaries & necklaces! #roadkill
& While you’re at it, Read this:
Rebel With A Cause
We like to incorporate giving in all that we do, which is why we’ve decided to donate 25% of every profit we make to one of our sponsored Non-Profits.
We are currently supporting 4 non profits/ organizations that we believe in whole-heartedly:
Redeem The Shadows
Every minute, two children are sold into human trafficking. These children are raped, abused, tortured, and mutilated for a profit. We cannot sit silent and allow this evil to prevail, it is time to fight back against modern day slavery!
Redeem the Shadows is a faith based non-profit organization that fights modern day slavery through awareness, prevention, rescue, and rehabilitation of sex trafficked victims. We believe that through Christ, we can aid in abolishing modern day slavery.
Got Your Back Movement
Got Your Back Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides school uniforms to children in need worldwide.
Our mission is to create sustainable change globally through the impact that education creates in every aspect of life.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Rhonda Jan Foundation: Rhonda Jan is the mother of Christian (founder of RoadKill Denim). She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2000 & passed away August 25th, 2001. Rhonda is Christians core inspiration in all that he does, including RoadKill Denim and he hopes to help put an end to the fight against Breast Cancer in memory of his mom.
Helping the homeless one stitch at a time.
We seek to put people’s creativity to good use by having artists donate their wares and all the profits go to helping the homeless.
Be sure to tell us when you ‘check out’ which of the 4 Organizations you’d like to support with your purchases! :)
Good night, Rockstars!
Here are a few more shots of upcoming products to buy!
The sketches will be turned into large & small scale water color paintings.
Here’s a little bit of what I’ve been up to lately.
Been hand painting shirts to order!
This one sells for $30 (plus shipping/handling), and profits go to our homeless friends in Atlanta.
Made beads from scratch & new earrings for @sewloveorg! (Taken with instagram)
Allow me to share my day with you.
Today, my friend, Mindy, and I went to Little 5 Points in Atlanta to take some pictures. For any of you who haven’t been to this part of the city, it’s full of graffiti, unique architecture, and some of the most visually interesting people you will ever see.
While we were there, we ran into Linda & Digger. Two homeless folks who posted up & pan handled around Little 5 on the regular. We ended up sitting down with them over slices of pizza & sweet tea to talk and hear their stories.
Here’s what we learned.
Linda was from Fulton County, Georgia. She went to nursing school and used to own a farm. She loves to write books & has a God given talent to speak & relate to total strangers. Her single heart loves like three, and it shows in everything she does.
Digger is from North Carolina. He’s one of 18 children. He owns land up North, but gave it to his brother out of the kindness of his heart. He’s content with where he is and finds peace in knowing that Jesus is his Lord and Savior.
While talking to these two individuals, I couldn’t help but notice that every time a stranger walked by, they would wave and cheerfully say “have a good day,” without expecting anything in return. They were so eager to pour their love on others, as well as their wisdom and knowledge on us. It felt as if we were the one’s being blessed with their presence rather than the other way around.
Digger was full of advice and uplifting words and Linda had such a way of connecting with Mindy and me, it almost felt like she had known us for years. The way she tuned into my behavior & the way I spoke, brought tears to my eyes. The amount of care & concern she had for us was, for lack of a better word, amazing. How two people, who have next to nothing, can be so loving & giving to those around them blew my mind.
After the pizza & sweet tea were gone, we said our goodbyes and walked away. As Mindy and I headed towards our next destination, I felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. Like someone had pressed a “restart” button on my heart. Suddenly, all of the small problems and simple stresses around me seemed so insignificant. I felt foolish for focusing on such selfish things.
It was a beautiful experience. And a humbling one, at that.
All this to say…
If you’re still reading this, I encourage you to take a moment out of every day to help & serve others. You never know what you may get in return.
Meet Miss Linda & Digger.
My friend Anna and I went to Little 5 Pts today to love on some of our homeless neighbors. We ran into these two beautiful souls in the backside of the Vortex parking lot.
I felt more blessed and fed just by sitting and listening to their stories and wisdom pour out then the pizza and sweet tea could have possibly even done for them. Linda was born and raised in Fulton County and Digger is from North Carolina. The amount of love and concern for both Anna and I was unreal. One of their first questions was if we were “spiritual”… then asking more specifically if we were Christians, to which we answered a resounding yes. She asked me to open up eyes so she could look into them for a moment… a minute later she spoke such wisdom and was so poignant that I began to cry. I was amazed at how the Lord had so gifted her with speaking into people’s lives. Anyone she encounters and that takes the time to sit with her receives the same love and discerning words.
Who have you served today?
Take a moment to sit down with someone. You’d be surprised at the one who ends up being blessed.
Now is the Time, written by: Tony Brown, and Mindy Fletcher
harmonica by: Roger Hart
i’ve been bound up, but now i am free
i’ve been living in the dust at your feet
i’ve been takin from the mire to the sky
So c’mon Lord Help me rise
Hear my cry
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen
— Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi