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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Gift Assembly This Saturday & Volunteers Needed!

OUTREACH & CARE PACKAGE ASSEMBLY THIS SATURDAY:  February 5th, Barry University 9am - 1pm.  Beauty From Ashes (BFA) is in need of individuals willing to assembly lavish outREACH & care packages for survivors of commercialized sexual exploitation (CSE) and human sex trafficking.  We are also in need inspirational books, bibles, jewelry, toiletries, candy, and gift items to be placed in the gift and care packages.   Previously we were producing 25-35 outREACH gifts month, that number will be doubled with our outREACH program being expanded into a second club in Fort Myers.  Items do not have to be identical and can be mailed to 13300 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 56-623, Fort Myers, FL 33907 or call 239.939.9218 to arrange for pick up.  To support the acquisition of these items, you can also give securely online at  Please notate 'OutREACH'.  


Have a servant's heart?  We need you!   BFA is run by all volunteers our territory is expanding.  We are in desperate need of competent & committed workers to serve in the following capacities: 

  • Interns:  College students and graduates. We'll work with your schedule and school. 
  • Administrative Team:  2-4 hours a week or more (Does not have to be in immediate area)
  • OutREACH Team:  Strip club outREACHes locally (Training required)
  • Gift Assembly Team:  Meet the 1st Saturday of each month &/or to ship care packages when needed
  • Greeting Card Team:  Write and send encouraging notes and cards to survivors of CSE & human sex trafficking
  • Social Media Team:  Moderate social media websites; facebook, myspace, twitter & youtube. 
  • Food Coordinator:  Liaison with community restaurants 
  • Mentor Team:  Fulfill Titus 2:3 with young women and girls that have been victims of commercialized sexual exploitation  (Training required)
  • Prayer Team:  Pray through specific prayer email blasts 
  • and respond to email prayer requests.  
  •  Locally, meet for one hour.
  • Researcher:  Online and telephone inquiries/verification
  • Graphic Designer
We can also provide community service hours to high school students and individuals on probation.  

If interested, please send resume to or call 239.939.9218.  Application, references, and background check required for some positions.  
FAMILY CHRISTIAN CENTER MINISTRY OF THE MONTH: The Family Christian Store located at the Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers, FL has made Beauty From Ashes Ministries their ministry of the month for the month of February.  When you give $5 at the store for BFA, they will provide to us a beautiful, leather New Testament outREACH bible.  Please stop by Family Christian for all your Christian bookstore needs, give to BFA's need of outreach bibles, and tell them thanks!   

WEEKLY BREAKING FREE LIFE SKILLS & SUPPORT GROUP:  Wednesdays at Barry University 1-3pm.   For victims and over-comers of commercialized sexual exploitation and human sex trafficking.  Child care and lunch provided.  Registration required.  
WEEKLY GLOBAL CORPORATE PRAYER:  Join BFA weekly, locally and globally for prayer to abolish slavery and for the organizations reaching, rescuing, restoring and advocating for the victims.  Fridays 8-9am EST.  For more information and prayer guide, 
MONTHLY OUTREACH & CARE PACKAGE  GIFT ASSEMBLY:  1st Saturday of the month at Barry University 9am - 3pm.   
MONTHLY STRIP CLUB OUTREACHES IN FORT MYERS:  2nd Wednesday & Saturday of the month

SCHEDULE BFA FOR AN EVENT:  We provide education, in service, and trainings on human trafficking for social service agencies, universities, churches, groups, businesses, and clubs.  To schedule a speaker and for more information, CLICK HERE

Our partners enable us to do what we do, thanks!  

Julie Shematz
CEO & Founder
Beauty From Ashes™ Ministries  
Where Victims Become Over-Comers

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