SPOKANE, Wash. -- Garland Sandwich Shoppe owner Kristen Speller has a new pickle item. This time, it is off the menu and being sold for a good cause.
"This is our community and people complain about certain things but until you step up and start doing something, you really have no room to complain," said Speller. "Small things like buying a pickle ornament, helps."
The ornaments will be sold for five dollars each. All proceeds go to the "Jonah Project," which is working to end sex slavery in Spokane.
Diamond Morrow, 20, knows what it is like to be taken advantage of, and if not for the Jonah Project, she fears her life would have taken a drastic turn for the worse.
"I wouldn't have changed my ways, I probably wouldn't be alive," said Morrow. "They fed me, got me clothed, everything that a person needs," she said.
Aaron Tilbury is the founder of the Jonah Project and he said Speller has delivered food to safe houses and only continues with her support. It is something he hopes the rest of the community can get on board with.
"The community is really going to have to decide if this project, if safe homes, resources for slavery and trafficking victim, if that is something that they want to support," said Tilbury.
The ornaments will continue to sell at the Garland Sandwich Shoppe through Christmas and soon, at a few local offices across the community.
The ornaments will also be sold at the "Hands Against Trafficking Christmas Market" event on Dec. 8 from 4:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m. and Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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