One of my favorite things about blogging is that it has allowed me to get to know some great people. And it seems like every one of those people is trying to make an impact on the world – whether it be through voicing their opinions, encouraging others, performing random acts of kindness, offering tips, running a small business or helping to support a small business, and/or speaking out against injustice. The other day, I was introduced to ‘The Ivy Movement’, which is committed to eradicating sex trafficking in Boise (a city I actually worked in for 6 months or so!).
I am a huge fan of this cause and I think you might be, too! Along with some other (fabulous) bloggers/ladies, I’m participating in two separate giveaways to encourage donations to this very-worthy cause. I hope you consider donating your coffee money for a day to help to eliminate sex trafficking.
(If you comment to let me know that you donated and how much, I’ll happily match your donation!)
Read more about The Ivy Movement and associated giveaways here:
The Ivy Movement is a grassroots non-profit organization that exists to eradicate sex trafficking in our neighborhoods. It was co-founded in Boise, Idaho by two women who desire to make a difference in their own community.
The Ivy Movement has two major focuses:
1. Raising Awareness – sex trafficking happens in the United States, and it happens in the safe, beautiful city of Boise. The myth that it only exists overseas and in big cities is just that – a myth. This myth is keeping the community from helping local victims from slavery into freedom.
2. Providing Short and Long-Term Care for Victims – The Ivy Movement is focused on providing crisis care packages for women and children rescued, short-term housing, and long-term housing and rehabilitation for victims. The Ivy Movement plans to build and operate at least one long-term safe house in the Treasure Valley.
Mission Statement: To engage and equip our community in the fight to end sex trafficking in our neighborhood.
The Ivy Movement believes that each individual person has something valuable to offer and can make a difference with what they have, where they are at. When children are forced into sexual slavery, it should be every single person’s responsibility to do what they can to help rescue them. The Ivy Movement has vision to engage and equip each member of the community so that they are empowered to make a difference in the lives of those who are enslaved.
Our first step is to put together more crisis care packages for victims and to get a short-term safe house in place. We need your help to do this. As a community –near or far – we are asking you to believe in and partner with us to rescue these girls and boys. Together, we can keep sex trafficking off of our streets and out of our backyards. Learn more at www.theivymovement.org.
Today, a team of amazing, successful and generous bloggers have teamed up with us to raise money for this incredible organization. There are TWO separate giveaways for bloggers and non-bloggers alike!We have TEN incredible bloggers giving away ad space on their blogs. If you’re a blogger, you will want to win this ad space giveaway! Ten months of ad space on some of the biggest and best blogs in blog land. But wait, even if you’re not a blogger, we have something for you too! We also are giving away a $100 Gift Card to Amazon! Kindle anyone? Bloggers and non bloggers can enter to win the amazon gift card as well.
You can enter one, or both of these giveaways! To enter, all we ask that you make a donation to the Ivy Movement. I know, I know, money is tight and you’re on a budget. But even a $5.00 donation to the Ivy Movement matters. There are two separate giveaways, the Ad Space Giveaway and the $100 Amazon Giveaway. Please send two separate donations if you wish to enter both giveaways.
You can donate at the Ivy Movement Website. You can earn extra entries by sharing the image on social media. Please join us in getting the word out there about this amazing organization and this fundraiser to help victims of Sex Trafficking. Pin these images, share them on Instagram, post them to Facebook and help raise awareness and support.
In order to win the giveaway, entries will be verified. The only mandatory entry is that you have made a donation (per giveaway) to The Ivy Movement. Every share, like, and tweet about this organization and fundraiser raises awareness and helps fight to end Sex Trafficking.