Let me start out by saying that I am not a blogger. If you meet me, I would be more than happy to have a one-on-one discussion (or even a debate), but public forums are not my cup of tea.
That said, a story recently crossed my desk that I excitedly shared with the staff. As I told my teammates, they finally convinced me to get on the Love146 Blog once and for all.
So here goes...
As the Events & Development Coordinator here at Love146, I have the privilege of working with passionate supporters who work tirelessly to raise funds and awareness for the children we serve and help expand the abolition movement. They are all rock stars in my book, but I have to admit my bias — nothing touches my heart like kids helping kids.
Last month, high school students, along with their dedicated families, inspired their community to take action by participating in a 5K race called the Race for the Difference. They raised over $5,000 to help protect the vulnerable and care for survivors of child trafficking and exploitation across the globe.
Click here to watch their adorable video that encapsulates the event far better than I could.
It is these stories, along with ones of restoration and prevention from the field, that fuel us daily here at the home office. Passionate people who are moved to action, and make big things happen.
As I said, I'm not a blogger and maybe you're saying the same thing about yourself. Maybe you think you don't know how to organize a 5k, or put together a benefit dinner, or host a film screening at your school. The kids above may have also thought that at first, but they took the first step. They reached out to us asking how to get involved, they took action and they raised thousands of dollars in support of the work of Love146. So maybe you can too.
If they've inspired you as they've inspired me, I'd love to hear about it! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas on how to raise support and awareness for the work of Love146!
Peace & Abolition,