The Designers

Charlene  After serving 41 years in prison, Charlene returned to the community in December 2017. She joined the Bags to Butterflies team in July 2018. " I never thought I would find a job after being away for so long. I'm excited about creating the bags. They are beautiful."

Charlene
After serving 41 years in prison, Charlene returned to the community in December 2017. She joined the Bags to Butterflies team in July 2018. " I never thought I would find a job after being away for so long. I'm excited about creating the bags. They are beautiful."

Tonya  After serving 44 years in prison, Tonya returned to the community in April 2018. On June 6, 2018, Ms. Tonya began working as a handbag designer at Bags To Butterflies, her first job since being released from prison. "Creating our handbags reminds me of putting together pieces of a puzzle" "I like assembling puzzles and I love my job!"

Tonya
After serving 44 years in prison, Tonya returned to the community in April 2018. On June 6, 2018, Ms. Tonya began working as a handbag designer at Bags To Butterflies, her first job since being released from prison. "Creating our handbags reminds me of putting together pieces of a puzzle" "I like assembling puzzles and I love my job!"

Machelle  Machelle joined the Bags to Butterflies team in September 2018. After serving 34 years in prison, she was paroled in August 2018. "I am so happy to finally be home. It's a good feeling to be employed and have the opportunity to make a difference in the community in which I now live."

Machelle
Machelle joined the Bags to Butterflies team in September 2018. After serving 34 years in prison, she was paroled in August 2018. "I am so happy to finally be home. It's a good feeling to be employed and have the opportunity to make a difference in the community in which I now live."