Tuesday, December 16, 2014

One Stitch Closer. Impressive and Inspiring.

"Women are the fabric that holds the world together." (Gap Inc. -  One Stitch Closer program)

Have you heard of the program called “One Stitch Closer?”  I hadn't - until I watched a video posted by a friend on Facebook.  Now I feel like I want to tell everyone I know about it.

The video I saw on Facebook, produced by One Stitch Closer, is about a 24-year old woman named Veronica Scott.  I have embedded it here. Take just two and a half minutes to listen to it.  I can guarantee that you will be inspired.  In awe.  And impressed.

Veronika's story really moved me. She is proof that no matter what a person's circumstances, we can all make a difference.  And by really paying attention to what is needed, we can make a difference that really counts. Veronika explains this eloquently. Just click play, and listen to what she has to say!



Learning about One Stitch Closer has made me appreciate Gap, Inc. for more than just their retail stores.  I had never heard about this company's strong commitment to supporting women, through their program called P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement.)

One Stitch Closer is a program which further extends the commitment of P.A.C.E.  It shares inspirational stories of women who have found ways to make themselves and the world better every day. After watching Veronika's video, I listened to several other videos produced by One Stitch Closer, and was impressed by them as well.

Their stories have inspired me to think about what more I can do in my own life, to move us "one stitch closer to a brighter tomorrow." 

How about you? 

#WomenInspire

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22 comments :

  1. Remember seeing this video ... very inspiring!!

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  2. It's amazing what inspiration we can find in the most unlikely places. If we just look for it.

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    1. So true ... and inspiration can often be found on your blog Carol!

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  3. Amazing. Inspiring! thank you for this. Sharing . . .

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    1. Glad you liked it Diane - and thanks for sharing!

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  4. It is truly lovely. Misty eyes here.
    An inspirational woman who has triumphed and given back. And keeps giving back. Like ripples in a pond it will continue and grow. Which is amazing.
    Thank you.

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    1. Ripples in a pond. You always know just how to describe things perfectly, EC!

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    2. I would love to see these ripples become waves. Of tsunami proportions...

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  5. This is such an amazing young woman with a huge heart. I agree with you Susan - it makes me want to look within myself to see what more I can do that really matters. Thanks so much - I'll be sharing this!

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    1. You already do a lot Lana! I find a lot of inspiration from your posts!

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  6. I am sitting here bawling my eyes out. I have never seen anything like it. So many times we focus on our own careers our own wants but to be able to do something like this that not only keeps the homeless warm but puts them to work and builds self esteem and pride in themselves is so inspiring. I am trying to get my ducks in a row these next couple of weeks I want to hit 2015 running. I want to do so much more than what I am doing and this has inspired me even further. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, I pinned it to a new board I have created called "Need Some Inspiration" because I know I can watch this again and again and have this same feeling of awe at this woman who is the same age as my kids!

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    1. I cried too, Rena. The combination of her incredible cause, and the way she is able to articulate her mission truly strike right to the heart! I am going to check out your Pinterest board regularly!

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  7. How inspiring and what a wonderful cause!

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    1. I agree - I hope the woman who started her in this direction was one of her first employees!

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  8. Wow, how inspiring, and what an amazing thinker outside of the box. Love that when the woman at the shelter yelled at her she not only listened but heard her. Awesome!

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    1. I know - impressie that a college student looked beyond just the project she had been assigned, and figured out how to really have an impact.

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  9. Wow, that is an inspiring video! Thanks for sharing it Susan!

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    1. I really found it worthwhile to watch - and thought others might as well!

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  10. And now you're inspiring others by sharing her video. One of the many things I love about blogging.

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    1. Your are so right, Karen ... blogging is pretty cool that way!

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