by Dorathy Lachman March 07, 2019

You never know where life will take you.  If you asked me 10 years ago where I would be, I never in my wildest dreams would have guessed.  But here I am with you!  In honor of international women’s day, and Hyssop Tree’s birthday, I’d like to reflect back over what we have been able to accomplish together and where there is opportunity to impact the future.

Mother's Day second chanceMotherhood is a very special calling.  There is really nothing like it on the planet.  A huge part of my heart goes to moms who have more than motherhood to juggle…  Moms who are making better choices to emerge from drug addiction, moms who because of culture can’t work during their monthly cycle, moms who didn’t expect to be moms just yet, and moms who have been separated from their children.  Together with you, our Hyssop Tree Community has come alongside women near and far in these situations by joining with local partners.  We have made over 13,700 days of impact in the lives of women and their children… that’s over 38 years!

Crisis is another situation that is near and dear to my heart.  You can be doing everything right, and out of the blue, crisis turns everything you knew upside down and sideways.  Together with you, our Hyssop Tree Community has joined local partners to come alongside men, women and children in crisis.  We’ve been able to take part in offering them the comfort of a warm shower and clean hands when a hurricane has destroyed their home, the warmth of dignity and friendship when they’ve lost all their earthly possessions, and the kindness of companionship in their last 3 months of life when they have no family, friends or place to go.  We have touched their lives for almost 9,000 days – that’s 24 years of impact!


Hyssop Tree infographic - a look back

We’ve also made another 20 years of impact by coming alongside our community partners to support women who have left threatening situations at home and children striving for a better life by pursuing education to gain a better future.


In total, over the past three years, we have made over 80 years of impact and touched over 1,000 lives!


Thank you for being part of the Hyssop Tree Community.  Thank you for your purchases, which provide soaps to people in need.  Thank you for sharing Hyssop Tree with your friends.  Thank you for making a difference!

Over the next year, I would love to see our Community touch more lives and make an even bigger impact.  To do that, I’ve been working very hard behind the scenes to develop some new products.  When they are released, I’ll need your help sharing the story so that we can impact even more lives and make a difference.  Here are a few practical ways we can work together:

Join the Hyssop Tree community

**Sign up for the newsletter so you’ll know when the new products are released (if you’re already signed up, forward your newsletter to a friend)

 **Purchase Hyssop Tree soaps

**Share Hyssop Tree on your social channels (@hyssoptree on facebook or Instagram)

    Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others, and thank you for sharing our story.




    Dorathy Lachman


    Dorathy Lachman

    Hi, I'm Dorathy! I started Hyssop Tree to connect difference-makers through community. If you're new, welcome! Take a look around and be sure to explore the blog for more interesting articles and the soaps page - where every soap you purchase helps someone in need. Also, I'd like to invite you to join our community - once or twice a month I send out a letter to my pen-pals. Just sign up below!

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