Aura Cacia 2017 Positive Change Project Grantees Announced

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In celebration of International Women’s Day, Aura Cacia announced its 2017 Positive Change Project grant recipients.  Each non-profit organization is helping women of courage and determination to better their lives in the face of overwhelming difficulties.

“Living a life with purpose and intention is something we all strive for,” said Aura Cacia Marketing Director, Shannon Ousley. “Through Aura Cacia’s Positive Change Project, we are thrilled to support the work of these organizations and the incredible women with whom they work. Ultimately, we seek to inspire a sisterhood among all women who seek to find or redefine their path — no matter their circumstance. Together, we’ll make a difference in our own lives, and the world around us.”

Since 2016, a portion of every Aura Cacia purchase supports the brand’s Positive Change Project grants program. In 2017, Aura Cacia will provide $230,000 to six organizations that are helping women move their lives forward.

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Organizations receiving grants in 2017 include:  

N Street Village in Washington, D.C. helping homeless and low-income women achieve stability and improve their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health and addiction recovery.

Girls Educational & Mentoring Service in New York City helping girls and young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking pursue a more empowered future.

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Thistle Farms in Nashville helping hundreds of women annually who have survived prostitution, trafficking, and addiction by providing residency, outreach, advocacy services, education and training.

Lotus House Women’s Shelter in Miami seeking to improve the lives of homeless women, youth and children by providing shelter and multi-faceted, comprehensive supportive services and education.

Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles, a strong advocate for homeless women, providing permanent supportive housing, education, and a safe and healthy community that fosters dignity, respect and personal stability.

Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids, IA helping homeless women regain stability and build resiliency through transitional housing, education and supportive services.

Positive Change Project grants program will be accepting applications for the next calendar year beginning in July 2017.

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