A celebration of freedom: Rethreaded hosts 12th annual Mukti Freedom Gala

A celebration of freedom: Rethreaded hosts 12th annual Mukti Freedom Gala

The evening of Rethreaded’s Mukti Freedom Gala began with a black carpet champagne toast at The Glass Factory on Saturday, Feb. 25.

Meaning “freedom” in Bengali, the 12th annual Mukti Gala is the local nonprofit’s largest fundraising event of the year “both in fundraising and attendance.” It was presented by the Jaguars Foundation.

This year’s theme was “Through Our Eyes” and the evening included a powerful message keeping in that theme. Guests were able to participate in silent auctions, shopping, raffles and other “opportunities to donate and support Rethreaded’s survivor program.”

“We are grateful for everyone who participated in the Mukti Freedom Gala this year,” said Rethreaded Founder and CEO Kristin Keen in a February press release. “Because of the generosity of the Jacksonville community, volunteers, sponsors and donors, we will be able to provide more than we could have ever imagined for women in our Survivor Development Program.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Reathreaded and support their mission to empower survivors of human trafficking,” said Jaguars Senior Vice President and Chief Community Impact Officer Whitney Meyer in the release. “The Jaguars Foundation shares the same values of creating positive change in our community, and we are dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering those in need in the Outeast neighborhood, where Rethreaded is located…”

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