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I am the owner/operator of Della Ruth Vintage, a chronic student, and an avid crafter.

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Please Support the Hoy Por Ti Mujer Women's Shelter






In May 2013 I traveled with a group of 9 other university students to the cities of Lima and Arequipa, Peru through the Global Youth Volunteer Network‘s Global Team Program.

While in Lima we stayed and worked in San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima’s most populous district, where the majority of the population lives in poverty and has limited access to healthcare.

Our first task was to strip and paint a small industrial kitchen to be used by the volunteers and residents of the Hoy Por Ti Mujer women’s shelter to make nutritious soy milk, breads, and pastries.

Hoy Por Ti Mujer volunteers with a selection of soy pastries in the newly painted facility.

Hoy Por Ti Mujer volunteers with a selection of soy pastries in the newly painted facility. Click photo for full album.

The kitchen is used as a teaching grounds whereby the residents of the shelter can learn employable skills to help them support themselves when they leave. The foods produced are donated to local children with disabilities with the aim of alleviating malnutrition.

Hoy Por Ti Mujer  is a completely volunteer-run nongovernmental nonprofit women’s shelter that typically houses 1-6 women and their children at a time. The aim of the shelter is to protect women and their children and help them break the cycle of abuse.

The soy bakery initiative has been having trouble raising the funds needed locally to operate. Therefore, it is my goal to raise $1,500 by March 1st, 2014 to donate to the initiative. To do this I will be contributing 10% of Della Ruth Vintage‘s gross sales from now until March 1st, as well as collecting direct donations at my pop-up sales, but I will also need your help.

If you are able, please consider donating directly to the cause via PayPal by clicking the donate button. Additionally, I will accept donations of vintage salable goods locally (100% of the sales from these items will benefit Hoy Por Ti Mujer).

Thank you for your support.

- Della







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Pop-Up Sale at the University of Guelph University Centre January 29th, 2014

Sale Poster Jan 29

Christmas in Utah: The Full Story (Part 1)

Following up on my previous post, I would like to revisit my trip to Utah over Christmas and provide a more in-depth overview of all the fun I got up to.

As soon as I entered the baggage claim area at the Salt Lake City airport I felt extremely welcomed as Lindzee and her friend Zach were waiting for me with a “Welcome to Utah” sign and a video camera to record our reunion. I have always wanted to be welcomed in such a way at an airport so I was so happy that Lindzee and Zach made that wish come true.

On the way home from the airport we stopped at In-n-Out Burger. I have often heard about it but I had never tried it before. I was impressed with how proper and professional the employees were and with the old fashioned style of the restaurant.

Upon arriving to Lindzee’s home I was warmly welcomed with a hug by her mom Jan, which made me feel instantly welcomed and at home, a feeling which was maintained throughout my 10-day stay.

The following day, Monday, I got to experience Family Home Evening with Lindzee’s family, which is an LDS tradition where the family comes together to plan their week, read from the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and discuss lessons. To conclude Family Home Evening, we gathered in the living room and sang “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” while Lindzee accompanied us on piano. Admittedly, I was shy about it since I have a terrible singing voice, and I hadn’t sung a carol since elementary school, but I gladly took part.

Me & Lindzee @ The Beav

Our first real ‘activity’ of the trip was snowboarding. I borrowed Lindzee’s sister’s board, rented some boots, and hit the slopes of Beaver Mountain. Luckily Lindzee was very patient and a great teacher since I started the day off terrified and inexperienced. It was a gorgeous sunny day with fresh powder (their license plates read: “The Greatest Snow on Earth”, the Ski Utah motto) so I had a blast despite falling several times.