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Are You Trying to Combat Consumerism? Here are 5 Ways How!

Are You Trying to Combat Consumerism? Here are 5 Ways How!

Posted by: Jamie Hergott on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, human trafficking and consumerism. One of these things doesn’t belong. Which one is it? It might make you uncomfortable to know this but that was a ...

Giving Tuesday.. What is it?

Giving Tuesday.. What is it?

Posted by: Jamie Hergott on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

We all know when Thanksgiving is. And we all know about Black Friday. We even have Cyber Monday now for those who want to shop from the comfort of their couch. But did you know there’s a ...

10 Things Purchased is Thankful For

10 Things Purchased is Thankful For

Posted by: Jocelyn Brosamer & Claire Mauschbaugh on Monday, November 23, 2015

It's the week of Thanksgiving and this time of year presents the perfect opportunity to reflect on what we are thankful for! We have put together a list of 10 things that we are thankful for, in no ...

This doesn't just happen to girls...

This doesn't just happen to girls...

Posted by: I may be ignorant, misinformed, or even naive to the fact that this too happens to boys... One of my first pressing questions as an intern here at Purchased was, "Does this happen to boys too?" For ... on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Jocelyn Brosamer

Cultivating a Purpose

Cultivating a Purpose

Posted by: Claire Mauschbaugh on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I’ve lived a majority of my life in oblivion to the atrocities of human trafficking. Growing up in a small town outside of Peoria, Illinois, modern day slavery was not something that I had ever ...