The YAS $$$ Collection is a collaboration between Morgan Slagell and Thready Or Knot. Morgan owns a small business that promotes mindful living. She hand embroiders second hand clothing to breath life back into clothing, say a kind message, and show people how to shop with purpose. Morgan and I worked together on the Purpose Collection and the Flourish Collection and we wanted to do more pouches that give back—- Because we are obsessed with each other.
This time we chose for this collection to benefit Free Mom Hugs. I found out about Free Mom Hugs once on Pride day in OKC. I was in my yoga teacher training feeling tired and empty when I walked back into our building from lunch to go into session and a bunch of Free Mom Hugs volunteers greeted me with big bear hugs. Did I cry? Oh absolutely.
Free Mom Hugs is a group of affirming parents and allies who love their LGBTQ+ kids unconditionally and take hugs of love and acceptance to others. Beyond the Hug, they provide emergency assistance to LGBTQ+ community members in need, help with legal name changes, support at same-sex weddings, notes of encouragement, and more. They are dedicated to educating families, church and civic leaders, and not only affirming the value of the LGBTQ+ community, but celebrating it.
Free Mom Hugs is incredible and a portion of every purchase from this collection will be donated to them so that they can keep spreading love and acceptance everywhere.