11/11/11 iCHALLENGE TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING:
Human Trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery by force, fraud, or coercion.
Human trafficking is the 2nd largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world today.
80-90% of human trafficking is sex trafficking.
80% of victims are female & 50% are children.
Florida is ranked as the #3 state for this modern day slavery.
We need your help. We are asking for a donation of $11 from you and 11 of your friends or family members.
Everyone who gives $11 and above will be entered into prize drawings. Deadline for entry is November 11.
Winners will be announced on November 18 at the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Freedom Project: Dinner Banquet.
Please mail personal and/or collected donations to Beauty From Ashes (BFA) Ministries, or make a secure donation online at www.BeautyFromAshes.org.
The mailing address is: 13300 South Cleveland Avenue, Suite 56 , Fort Myers, FL 33907.
**Please notate: iChallenge.
FGCU FREEDOM BANQUET:
The Student Abolitionist Movement, Honors Program, and Office of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement invite you to attend the FGCU Freedom Project: Dinner Banquet! Join us for a night filled with free food, guest speaking presentations, and fun!!!
• Catering provided by Blu Sushi, Calistoga, and other vendors
• Guest speakers include: Julie Shematz, Founder, Beauty From Ashes Ministries; Myrna Molinari, Clinical Program Director, Salvation Army; and Becky McDonald, President/Founder, Women At Risk International
• When: Friday, November 18th
• Where: FGCU Student Union, Room 214
• Time: 5:00PM-7:00PM
*Go to http://fgcufreedomproject.eventbrite.com/ to register for the event. Make sure to bring your printed ticket or confirmation email to check–in on the 18th*
This Dinner Banquet is Part Three of the FGCU FREEDOM PROJECT, organized by Katie Sylvia, FGCU senior and Co-Chair of the Student Abolitionist Movement.
WE ALSO HAVE A MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE ~ ALL GIVING OVER $25 UP TO $25,000 WILL BE DOUBLED BY A DONOR!
Take the iChallenge, help end modern day slavery, and support Florida's 1st and only survivor-led, community service agency!
Beauty From Ashes Ministries' mission is to prevent, rescue, restore victims of commercialized sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.
Since 2005, we've served over 600 clients & in 2010 92.7% of all income went to Program Services.
OUTREACH GIFT & CARE PACKAGE ASSEMBLY 1st & 2nd FRIDAYS: Every month, BFA distributes between 50-100 outREACH gift and care packages to victims and survivors of human trafficking locally and nationally. On the 1st and 2nd Fridays of the month from 9am-noon we meet to assemble these gifts. We meet in Room 500-5 of Barry University. Our next meeting is the 11th [THIS FRIDAY]. Make plans to join us today! Learning and community service hours available.
STRIP CLUB OUTREACH: This Saturday, November 12th, our OutREACH team will be delivering a home cooked meal and distributing gift bags, that contain love, hope, and truth, in addition to human trafficking information, inside the locker room of a Fort Myers club.
NOVEMBER PRAYER ALERT: Prayer is the foundation of this ministry and we covet yours! Here's how to pray in detail for BFA during November, CLICK HERE.