by Dorathy for Hyssop Tree January 08, 2021

Every soap you purchase from Hyssop Tree helps someone in need get a bar of soap.  2020 shed a new light on the value of a bar of soap.  

Hyssop Tree soaps are not just handed out in the community - they become part of someone's journey out of something terrible.  It takes a lot of careful effort to make sure we're helping people and not becoming part of a vicious cycle of dependency and poverty.

As God would have it, I visited Maryhurst in February of 2020 - just one month before the lockdowns and quarantine would be enforced.  I talked with their leadership, I visited their campus and I met some incredible young ladies there.  

If you had come with me on that visit, you would have found a place of hope and healing - a place where wounded young ladies come and discover that they matter and where they learn the skills they will need to make it as young adults.

It was more than a successful program, more than numbers and graduates - it was real people doing real life.

This is where you come in - every soap that you purchased helped a young lady at Maryhurst.  It became part of her journey from pain to independence.  

I was honored to take your soaps and deliver them.  And I wanted to share with you the words that I received in a letter regarding your kindness:

"Your generosity enables young people like Danielle to heal and regain a sense of hope for a brighter future.  Danielle arrived at Maryhurst with a history of abuse and self-harm behaviors and began treatment in our program specialized for youth with cognitive delays or impairments.  Her time at Maryhurst helped restore hope for Danielle and empower her growth to independence in a supportive living facility here in Louisville..."

Thank you for partnering with Hyssop Tree.  Thank you for purchasing soap.  And thank you for making a difference - for thinking of others and blessing them.

Dorathy for Hyssop Tree

PS - I wrote this blog post after visiting Maryhurst in February 2020, if you'd like to learn more.




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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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