Seeds of Affinity supports and empowers women both during and upon their release from prison. Women meet twice a week to make skin care products and gourmet treats; share their stories and a meal together. The Seeds women have achieved a great deal since they first met in 2006. Some attend university; they are sought after for their public speaking and they have their own radio program. They provide toiletries for women in prison and advocate for a more humane environment for children.
Most importantly, the Seeds women feel a sense of belonging, solidarity and self worth during the difficult transition from leaving prison and re-entering the community.
Thank you for the beautiful gift baskets which the women involved in the Seeds of Affinity project have been making. We used them as presentation gifts at our United Against Domestic Violence Conference and they were greatly appreciated. This is the third time that we have used these products and the quality and presentation are always remarked upon. - Diana Lockwood, Chair, Soroptimist International Torrens