About Thomas Lift:

Thomas Lift is a socially conscious company creating inspired and beautiful art and design as a brand of love and justice.

Our passion for creating commissioned, live, and studio art as well as design is to creatively engage and empower people for the purpose of bringing to light the cry of the persecuted while expressing hope and love through beautiful works of art.

Our names are William and Ronja Butler, and we are the owners of Thomas Lift, LLC. William is a nationally-recognized artist & designer, and Ronja is the CEO of Thomas Lift. We are also the proud parents of two amazing young men.

In 2011, we moved from Des Moines, Iowa, to Camden, New Jersey, to open William’s studio and to expand our business, Thomas Lift. We work in conjunction with many incredible people & organizations in Camden to help bring hope & restoration to those in this hurting yet invincible city and to also help the victims of human trafficking and slavery.

We are excited about being part of the positive transformation movement in Camden. The Scripture words, “Where there is no vision, the people perish,” are etched in large letters into the facade of the Camden City Hall. We believe there is a great vision for Camden – one achieved by God’s leading, by walking in love & humility, and by helping to empower people. Thank you for joining with us in doing good in the city of Camden.

We strive to live simply and give generously. At least 10% of our sales and fees received for all art and design is given back to help and empower the enslaved, orphaned, and economically disadvantaged.

We are truly thankful for your support. If we can assist you with your art & design needs, please let us know.

Thank you for partnering with us in doing good.

Thomas Lift’s Purpose:

Renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations, bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives & bring good news to the poor.
– Isaiah 61 and Luke 4

We thank God for His amazing love and grace for each of us. Also, we have been blessed by many that without their help & prayers, Thomas Lift would not be a reality.

Thank you for your support and for your interest in Thomas Lift. God bless you and all your loved ones.


Our Passion for Love & Justice:

Our hearts break for the people in this world struggling to survive.

Each day, 30,000 children die – many due to the lack of basic needs. In addition, over 50 million adults and children around the world endure the horrors of slavery, either by forced prostitution or forced labor, with this being a multibillion-dollar industry worldwide. Every 30 seconds, a child is sold as a sex slave somewhere in the world, and about 2 million children are being trafficked as sex slaves today. This atrocious evil must be stopped.

The pain and despair impoverished & enslaved people experience is horrific. That is why we founded Thomas Lift – to help raise awareness of the slavery and hurt in this world and to strive to make a difference by working to restore lives and communities.

Let us all become informed and involved in supporting those enslaved and struggling. Let us partner together in helping to effectuate love, justice, and restoration in our neighborhoods, cities, and across the world.

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William Butler

Artist & Creative Director
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Ronja Butler

Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Lift Clothing:

Our future goal is to create beautiful and inspired clothing as a brand of love and justice.

Unfortunately, too much of the clothing produced in the world is produced & marketed unethically. We believe there is a better way – where workers are treated with compassion and empowered and where pesticides and other harmful elements are removed from the garment making process. We desire to create clothing whereby we can make a difference by restoring lives and communities and by developing a sustainable business model bringing positive change, one person and one employee at a time.

We continue to move forward in the development of the Thomas Lift Clothing. The clothing will be exceptional in its design, materials, production, and finished product.

We realize there is nothing “normal” about how we are starting the Thomas Lift Clothing. However, we know a compelling vision can create tremendous market opportunity. Some of the most successful companies began as an innovative vision.