On September 12, a group of friends and I will be hosting our first fundraising event for human trafficking awareness. The group we created is called Be Her Voice, and you can find the official Facebook page right here. We’re hoping, with this group and a partnership with Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s Orange Movement, that we can get the community involved in ending human trafficking.
September 12 will be an event we have dubbed ‘Coffee For A Cause’, a night of coffee-drinking and friend-making that will allow my friends and I to introduce the Orange Movement and the causes we are fighting for.
The event starts at 7pm, and will go until 9:30. Marci Piper and her students will be speaking, we’ll have live entertainment, and we’ll have coffee galore.
We are asking a $5 donation to buy a coffee cup–one you’ll get to take home with you. The $5 covers the cup, coffee, and snacks. The Orange Movement is planning on bringing their merchandise and information packets, we will provide fact sheets, and hopefully you’ll leave with a passion for ending human trafficking!
We hope that everyone in the community can come out and join us. The event will be at Bartlesville Southern Baptist Church, and more information will be posted on the Facebook page as we get closer to the event. If you have any questions, feel free to message the Be Her Voice group or myself, comment on anything on the page (or this post), and don’t hesitate to reach out to us! If you’d like to donate a mug, contact me or take your cups to The Rock, care of Amy Rice.
I hope this event will open your eyes to the tragedy of human trafficking! I hope you can come drink coffee with us and learn about what we can do to fight it. Most of all, I hope you’re moved to action!