4 Ways You Can Help #EndHumanTrafficking
In 2010, President Barack Obama declared January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Since its founding in 2014 Operation Underground Railroad has celebrated this month as a way to bring justice and awareness to our cause, to end human trafficking worldwide. This January we’d like you to help us!
We’ve provided a few resources, and A CALENDAR, that you can post on your refrigerator, which you can use to help us drive awareness for human trafficking. We encourage you to share your activities using the hashtag #EndHumanTrafficking to help us raise awareness for this cause. Here’s how you can help!
Week 1 (January 1-7): Become an Abolitionist!
The first week of January we’d like you to become an Abolitionist! Becoming an abolitionist is simple. Simply download THIS SIGN, print it out, and write out why you’re an abolitionist! Then share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or the social network of your choosing using the hashtag #EndHumanTrafficking. We’ll share our favorites on our social media channels!
If you want to really devote yourself to the cause, please make a donation on the OURrescue.org website or wear one of the T-shirts or other merchandise from the O.U.R. Store (which also supports the efforts of Operation Underground Railroad!). We’ve made some special T-shirts just for this month which will be available next week!
Week 2 (January 8-14): Create a Facebook Fundraiser
We’ve launched a new way on our Facebook Page for you to create your own fundraisers right inside Facebook, and it’s really easy to do! We’d like to encourage you to come up with your own creative way to raise funds with your friends.
To create your fundraiser, on the left of Facebook, click “Fundraisers” (you might have to click “See More” under “Explore”). Click “Create Fundraiser”, and in the box to select a non-profit select “Operation Underground Railroad”. Set a goal for how much you want to raise for the week and see what type of creative fundraiser you can share with your friends on Facebook! Use #EndHumanTrafficking to share your progress!
Week 3 (January 15-21): Support the O.U.R. Store
We’d like your help in raising funds and awareness by buying clothing and merchandise you can wear around the house, office, with your friends, and elsewhere to bring awareness to this cause. During the week we’ll have plenty of giveaways. Watch the O.U.R. social media channels for discount codes and more. Check out the O.U.R. Store and purchase your #EndHumanTrafficking merchandise. Then share the merchandise you’ve bought with the hashtag!
Also, on January 21, watch for a very special event we’re planning called “Free at Last”! We’ll post more about this on our social media channels.
Week 4 (January 22-31): Unite in the Fight – Volunteer Week!
This week is about YOU! To help during this week, find ways in YOUR community you can volunteer! Visit our website and sign up to become volunteer and watch the O.U.R. social media channels to find new ways to help. We encourage you to create Facebook Events if you can, and share pictures from your events on social media using the hashtag #EndHumanTrafficking.
As always, we can’t bring awareness to this cause without YOUR help! The month of January is about YOU, and there was never a better time for you to help us, our partners, and others around the world eradicate slavery. These are all our suggestions. Come up with your own ways and share them on social media with the #EndHumanTrafficking hashtag and then follow along and participate with us in the conversation as we all work together in this cause!
To download the calendar (we recommend posting this on your fridge or elsewhere so you don’t forget!), CLICK HERE
To download the “I’m an Abolitionist Because” poster, CLICK HERE