Thanks to your support, Fierce Freedom has been able to bring awareness and promote education of human trafficking in our communities. As we near the end of this year, we are especially thankful for the many generous donations to our organization that allow us to continue to work toward the end of human trafficking. We are busy planning for the upcoming year to further our efforts, and today we are launching our 2017 year-end donation campaign to make our work possible.
The Super Bowl is coming to Minnesota in 2018! Although this is an exciting event, it also brings the need for awareness of Human Trafficking in our community. This year Fierce Freedom launched the Be Aware Campaign, a partnership with Visit Eau Claire and the Eau Claire Police Department to raise awareness about and promote education of human trafficking in the tourism industry. Since launching that endeavor many other communities have asked us to bring the campaign to them, an effort that will require additional resources on our part. Please join us by supporting our efforts to let traffickers know they are unwelcome in our hometowns.
Every day, your support allows us to reach our community, lawmakers, politicians, law enforcement, medical workers, teachers and more. This year alone we accomplished many initiatives, among them assisting the city of Eau Claire in developing a response plan for human trafficking victims; developing a statewide anti-human trafficking curriculum; devising an Eau Claire school district anti-human trafficking protocol; developing programming to fight human trafficking within the faith community; co-chairing a statewide human trafficking work group that is creating and implementing policy to address human trafficking across Wisconsin; and working with northern Wisconsin communities to assess the need for anti-trafficking initiatives in that part of the state.
Your support helps those and other programs become realities. In 2018, our plans include expanding the following programs:
- Launch Fierce Freedom Advocates. This program will provide training and certification for individuals around the U.S. to teach and train for Fierce Freedom, expanding our reach.
- Offer a program of support to survivors who want to work with Fierce Freedom.
- Expand the Be Aware Campaign beyond the Chippewa Valley.
- Extend our reach of education to northern and northeast Wisconsin.
That’s why our goal for this campaign is to raise at least $20,000 by December 31. In fact, the first $7500 donated in this campaign will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling your impact! But we can’t do it alone, we need your help to make it happen.
Would you be willing to make a special year-end donation of $50, $100 or whatever you can afford to help us meet our goal? Please visit www.fiercefreedom.org and click on the “donate” tab to make a donation today. We simply can’t do it without you. Your support will make a real, lasting impact in our community for generations to come.
Thank you for your continued support and friendship.