Welcome to the Human Trafficking Committee Page! We thank you for taking the time to learn how you can help break the chains that enslave so many of God’s children.
Committee Vision & Purpose Statement:
We are a group of parishioners dedicated to the call of acknowledging and addressing the issue of human trafficking in our society by:
- Increasing the awareness of the prevalence of human trafficking in our communities and our society for ourselves and our fellow parishioners.
- Seeking and implementing sources of education for ourselves and our fellow parishioners regarding the many facets of human trafficking.
- Supporting agencies actively working for the cause of human trafficking through donation, prayer, and presence.
The Committee meets at 9:30a.m. on the second Thursday of each month. We are currently meeting on Zoom and we always welcome new members! Fill out the form at the bottom of this page for information.
Current Project: The Committee has been putting together and delivering gratitude baskets to local law enforcement and local organizations that support the work of ending human trafficking.
Concrete Ways to Support the Human Trafficking Committee
Donate Items for Breaking Free Graduations. Breaking Free offers classes for their clients, which teach them life skills to sustain and support themselves in a life free from trafficking. In the past, Risen Savior’s Human Trafficking Committee has provided food for the graduation ceremonies. At this point, the Committee continues to put together gift bags for each of the women. Here is a list of items we could use:
|Gift Cards in any amount||Toothbrushes||Toothpaste|
|Socks||Water bottles||Nail Polishes|
|Lotions||Framed inspirational sayings||Jewelry|
|Notebooks||Hair accessories||Hair brushes|
|Pens and pencils||Combs||Travel mugs|
|Individually wrapped candies||Bracelets||Scarves|
- Clean Out Your Jewelry Box. At this point in time, the committee is not accepting donations of used jewelry. Previously, we were able to hold jewelry sales to fundraise for our outreach efforts. The Committee has also donated used and/or broken jewelry to Breaking Free for their work with trafficked women in “taking something broken and turning it into something beautiful.” We will update this page once we are able to take donations again!