A phone call comes in from a child welfare agency: it is believed a youth in their care has been exploited. How can we equip this youth in a short period of time to protect themselves from the dangers they could be facing?
Our Rapid Response starts with a conversation and backpack.
We begin by talking about the grooming process traffickers use, how to stay safe online, healthy relationships, and solutions to potentially dangerous situations. To support that conversation, we leave the youth with a backpack filled with a range of items children and service providers have identified as being critical for this population.
Each backpack is filled to the brim—it can be tricky to even zip up. It’s filled with a blanket, a journal, a rain poncho, a teddy bear, toiletries, hotline numbers, an emergency phone (that only calls 911), and much more. As we prepare each backpack, we think about the impact it can have on a youth.
Yes, the function of the items is important, of course, but for some youth, receiving a backpack filled with brand new items—just for them—means more.
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We welcome businesses seeking to support Love146, a charity with international coverage, unique expertise in its field and links to local communities throughout Europe.Throughout our partnership, we work with you to understand your business needs, make clear how we think we could add value, and chart an agreed pathway ahead.
There are a number of ways through which we can create a partnership:
Support for specific activity, be it sharing your expertise or making a clear-cut financial donation.
Payroll giving, enabling donations to Love146 directly from salaries. This is a highly tax-efficient way of supporting us, costing individual donors less (because the donation is made before tax) and allowing us to receive more. Many companies run payroll giving schemes.
Challenge events, through which staff morale can be enhanced around a shared goal and positive outcome of supporting children exploited in the UK and Europe.
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