Tomorrow is “End It Day”, when people all over the world get their red sharpies out and put a red X on their hands, take a selfie, post it on social media, and pledge to do their part to end human trafficking. It’s a good day in that it is encouraging to see SO MANY people utilizing social media together to make such a great statement. I see far too many times where social media is used to bully or vent or negatively impact someone in some way. I’m behind anyone attempting to use social media for something so positive.
Here’s the thing though….too often we get caught up in the virtual collaboration and we forget that we actually CAN do something in real life. I’ve seen the smallest act make the biggest difference. So nothing is a wasted effort when done genuinely and wholeheartedly.
If you’re not sure where to start in doing your part to end human trafficking, Transforming Hope Ministries (http://www.transforminghopeministries.org) has created a PLEDGE with a list of about 15 other ways (besides signing the pledge) to get involved and really do your part to end human trafficking. PLUS, you don’t even have to be local to do some of the things listed. Check it out the pledge here!
If you do participate in End it Day, please don’t simply let this be a day to post a selfie and move on. Do your research. Understand how prevalent human trafficking is in America, in areas where you’d least expect it to happen and to people you’d least expect it to happen to. Look a little closer at situations that may seem just not right and report them to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (888-3737-888). You can do it anonymously and if nothing was wrong, it’s okay. Better to be safe than sorry and allow exploitation to continue.
I hope you’ll join us tomorrow on social media with your red X and selfie. Be sure to use the hashtag #EndItMovement. You can also use the hashtags #TheHopeEffect, #BeTheEffect, and #TransformingHope to show your local support. More importantly, I hope you’ll join me during the rest of the year as well! If you’re participating in the red X and selfie posts, please post them in the comments below too! I’d love to see who participates!
In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness month, we have teamed up with Kendra Scott and Transforming Hope Ministries again for an awesome meetup and fundraiser!
Thursday, January 21st,
Kendra Scott Southpoint
Bring ANYONE! Anyone is welcome to this meetup. The more the merrier!
Who is planning on coming? Tag your friends!
Ladies! I’m so excited to announce October’s TRIFABB event — we will be the VERY FIRST people to shop The Flourish Market, Raleigh’s ‘give-back’ fashion truck that carries 32 brands that help create dignified jobs all over the globe! The meetup will be: Wednesday, October 14th from 6:30-8:30pm in downtown Raleigh
The Flourish Market’s online boutique and fashion truck officially launches to the public on Thursday, October 15th and TRIFABB members will get exclusive advanced access to the truck shopping experience the evening before.
You can get a first glimpse at the products and the truck here:https://www.tilt.com/tilts/the-flourish-market-launch.
More details (and fun surprises) to come soon, but please go ahead and get this on your calendar: Wednesday, October 14th from 6:30-8:30pm in downtown Raleigh. We can’t wait to see you there!
Join our community and other triFABB members and come rock the night at Motorco and fight for the freedom of those enslaved by human trafficking RIGHT HERE in our community.
Get your tickets at the link below. 100% of the proceeds benefit Transforming Hope.
Cost: $10 in advance/$12 at the door
Musical performances will be by local artists JKutchma, Todd Johnson and The Revolvers, plus a late-night DJ & Dancing.
Also, if you can, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you’re attending!
Get your T-shirt for the event with 38% of proceeds going to Transforming Hope Ministries
All ticket sales benefit Transforming Hope a local non-profit aimed at educating the community on commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking, preventing it in our communities and restoring the lives of the exploited.
We are so excited to formally announce our June #triFABB meetup!
This month we will be meeting at Vineyard Vines at North Hills in Raleigh. The meetup is from 6-8pm and we will be benefitting the Special Olympics of the Triangle!!
PLEASE RSVP to email@example.com! We look forward to seeing you at our June meetup!! 🙂
We are excited to announce and share our MAY triFABB meetup with y’all!
Come on out to the Kendra Scott store at Southpoint Mall in Durham, NC on Thursday, May 21st from 6:30pm-8:30pm for some sips, sweets, and a lot of fun with your fellow blogger friends!
Also 10% of all proceeds from the evening will benefit Transforming Hope, a local organization working to end sex trafficking in our community.
Please RSVP ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org!