Just like henna leaves an imprint, we want this campaign to leave an imprint of hope. With henna, we create beautiful designs on our skin. The henna dries, is wiped it off, and we are left with an imprint. The design stays with us for a week or so, then it fades away. Henna For Hope is a campaign to inspire hope that the imprint of trauma can also fade away, that our bodies can learn new ways of responding to stress, and that we can learn to experience peace and calm.
When you make a henna design, others will ask, “What is that?”… You can share about how trauma affects the body… and also how there are many trauma survivors in India who need better access to help, then how Hope Roots is working to raise up more people to help them, and training those who already are. What Hope Roots does
· projects to help those at-risk for trafficking or violence (sewing course, funds to build new bathrooms at a care center, etc.),
· training for organizations serving trauma survivors (homes for women rescued from sex trafficking, those serving prison inmates, etc.),
· curriculum development to help provide better access to trauma care (yoga training and trauma therapy integration, retreats, workshops, etc.).
This next year Hope Roots wants to grow and expand its work among trauma survivors with more projects and more training opportunities. We will continue to help trauma survivors learn to feel at peace in their bodies and journey toward healing, with more projects, workshops, and scholarships.
Join us for a fun evening of henna tattoos, Indian snacks, and a Bollywood movie! Can't attend? Donate and know that your contribution will bring hope to hundreds of people.