Action step against trafficking: Reserve your seat at the Engedi Gala -- and bring a friend with you! (Details below)
Who plays a part in slavery?
Certainly not you or me. Or do we?
I don't want to be a part of slavery and I assume you don't either. I believe I can safely say both of us want to be part of the solution -- not part of the problem.
But reading articles and books is not enough. Sharing posts on Facebook is not enough. Wearing our Hope4Justice t-shirts is not enough. All of those actions are good but more needs to be done.
So.... what then? What can you and I do to help eradicate slavery?
Our lifestyle is part of the problem. Slaves are used to make many of the items we buy. If you've never taken the Slavery Footprint survey (or it's been awhile since you did) go to www.slaveryfootprint.org to take it. When finished, you'll be told how many slaves "work for you." (It's an eye-opener! I was surprised to learn that I have 55 slaves working for me... Yikes!!)
The Slavery Footprint will also tell you how to encourage companies to address slavery in their supply chain and how to use your purchasing power to reward those companies that are taking steps against slavery.
I encourage you to take (or re-take) the survey then take the next suggested step toward eradicating slavery.
Together we can do it!
SAHWant to learn more about the face of modern-day slavery? Visit http://www.hope4justice.org/the-facts/
RESTORING HOPE GALA - 4/13/19
Engedi Refuge says, "You can help bring safety, comfort, and hope to victims of sex trafficking by joining us at our 2019 Restoring Hope fundraising gala. This event is an amazing opportunity for community partners like you to share this mission with your friends and associates by inviting them to a night of celebration, inspiration, fun, and meaningful charity. You make all the difference in ensuring the message of hope continues to be carried to survivors of trafficking!!"
When: Saturday, April 13, 2019. Registration opens at 5:30, dinner served at 6:30
Where: Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham WA 98229
Cost: Single ticket; $65; Table Sponsorship of 8 is $500.
Click HERE to register for the Gala
Remind students to apply
It is time for students to complete trafficking awareness activities and apply for the 2019 Hope4Justice STEP scholarship
Three $1000 scholarships are available - one each to a WCC student, a WWU student, and a Whatcom County high school student.
DEADLINE for submission is April 15, 2019
Students must satisfactorally complete at least 20 hours of trafficking awareness activity. Click on the items below for details about the STEP scholarship.