Who can ever forget their first bike? Their first crush? That first teacher who inspired you to reach for the stars?
“Firsts” are somehow always indelibly etched in our memories, hopefully most often imbued with warmth and positivity.
Fraidy Reiss, founder of Unchained at Last, a grantee for the past few years, was featured in an article written by Samuel Freedman appearing in Saturday’s New York Times. From the day we first met Fraidy over two years ago, heard her story of escaping an arranged marriage and her wish to help other women whose cultures forced them into similar circumstances, we knew that this was an effort we wanted to help. Within a few days, Fraidy and Unchained received their first funding, a grant from the Good People Fund which started them on the road to success. Further funding to Unchained has continued and has also included direct help to some of Unchained’s clients who struggle with serious and often life-threatening situations.
So, it is with great pride that we share the Times’ article…
We are proud of Fraidy and all of the brave women who choose to take this journey to freedom.