Please contact us today if you want to be a part of our mission!
Teresa from Time Sweet Time has built a #HopeBag team! Their team name is Earth Angels.
This year our goal is to assist organizations with the distribution of 1000 bags. We invite you to form a team and fill individual HOPE BAGS for the cause. We are collecting local bags until December 1, 2014.
Please contact us today if you want to be a part of our mission!
Carolina Castile Soap, a company who manufactures and distributes liquid Castile Soap, is donating these lovely soaps to be included in our Hope Bags!
Learn more about what Carolina Castile Soap is all about right here!
Definition: Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of forced labor and sex trafficking.
"A21 exists to abolish injustice in the 21st century through a comprehensive system achieving preventative measures to help potential victims evade trafficking, victim protection through our shelters and aftercare program, prosecution of violators, and strategic partnerships.
We do not claim to be the “experts,” and recognize that our fight for justice is a great one. A21 rings true through the famous words of Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
A21 stands for abolishing injustice in the 21st century. Anyone can join; everyone can make a difference."
Read more by going to A21's website: http://www.thea21campaign.org
[Credit: The A21 Campaign Website]
What are the Hope Bags? The bags contain basic essentials that are vital after emergency healthcare has been provided and the victim has been relocated to a safe place to begin recovery.
How will the victim get her bag? Each victim finds a lovely bag on her bed filled with bath care, hair care, skin care, mouth care, sanitary products, journals, a book of inspiration and hope and a hand-written note of encouragement from the person who volunteered to fill her personal bag. In addition to the essentials we try to include fun small accessories, nail polish, scented body lotions, makeup, hard candies, gum and head scarfs to protect the modesty of our international victims.
What is your goal this year? Our goal is to assist organizations with the distribution of 1000 bags.
How can one be a part of this mission? E-mail us at email@example.com!
This is “me” (yellow coat) 27 years ago. The Philadelphia Tribune shot this photograph at Temple University Hospital as we loaded over 100 boxes of housekeeping and personal care items for homeless and single mothers and their children transitioning to independent living. This was my first active role in leadership in the community. I rallied approximately 50 healthcare workers that volunteered to shop for 21 residents at the Drueding Center in North Philadelphia. When I saw this photograph I couldn’t believe how extending a single suggestion of kindness to friends and co-workers had multiplied into so many blessings for so many women and children at the Drueding Center. From that point on, I was smitten. My heart grew ten times bigger that day and I knew that I could successfully be the link between the basic needs of women and children and the kindness of other people. I have been the “Robin Hood” of charitable collections so to speak ever since.
Madeline Albright made a statement at a conference that I attended last year. “There is a place in Hell for women that don’t support other women.” She owned it with conviction and attitude in the presence of over three thousand women. Superficially, I had to agree. Picking up an extra box of tampons doesn’t require much effort at all. But later I decided that although I understand Madeline’s passion for supporting and fighting for the social and human rights of women, I found the statement to be a little harsh from my perspective.
I have yet to be turned down by a fellow female who was not interested in one of my many causes in one way on the other. In fact most women are surprised that I ask so little of them. I believe for the most part that women in particular are innately kind and generous. A simple “call to action” mobilizes even the busiest mother, the hardest working career woman or the poorest student to participate in activities that invite them to “walk in someone else’s shoes.” I challenge women (and men) to picture themselves living in a homeless shelter, to imagine their children being sold on the street and to listen to the cries of their daughters being beaten by a man every single day. “HOPE HEART AND BEAUTY” has evolved from a thousand acts of generosity and kindness when sympathy was replaced by empathy.
I won’t be condemning many souls to “Hell” any time in the near future. But for those who are lost in the chaos of their own uninformed or busy worlds, I will find them and I will transformation them.
Last year, these Hope Bags (pictured below) were filled with love and distributed to local safe-way houses in the Philly and New York City area. We are currently in the midst of planning this year's mission and our goal is to fill 1,000 #HopeBags!
Want to be a part of our mission? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
“Every woman and every girl deserves to feel Safe, Valuable and Beautiful.” –Founder of Me and the Girls, Sharon-Hackney Robinson
Last year we distributed over 300 individual bags filled with emergency personal care items and products to organizations that treat and house women and girls after they have been rescued from human trafficking rings. The victims have been grossly neglected and sexually abused in the worst ways imaginable. Our bags contain basic essentials that are vital after emergency healthcare has been provided and the victim has been relocated to a safe place to begin recovery.
Each victim finds a lovely bag on her bed filled with bath care, hair care, skin care, mouth care, sanitary products, journals, a book of inspiration and hope and a hand-written note of encouragement from the person who volunteered to fill her personal bag. In addition to the essentials we try to include fun small accessories, nail polish, scented body lotions, makeup, hard candies, gum and head scarfs to protect the modesty of our international victims.
This year our goal is to assist organizations with the distribution of 1000 bags. Want to be a part of our mission? E-mail us at email@example.com!