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It Starts With One

By

Christen Cappatt

|

December 13, 2017

Hey guys!

Thanks for reading. I hope by the end of this blog, you feel empowered and inspired!

When talking about a topic such as human trafficking and child exploitation, people often feel as though there is a weight on them to make a difference, but don’t feel adequate enough to do that very thing. Sometimes this leads to people not doing anything. 

What I want you to know is that your ONE step towards helping is a huge step!

Change starts with one person taking one step.

It doesn’t have to be some monumental move. There are SO many ways that you can help starting from the pool of resources that you already have!

What am I talking about? Well, think about what audience, platform, skills, assets, interests, or resources you currently have. I’m going to give you a broad overview of where we’re heading, but I will expand upon these topics and ideas in future blogs, so stay tuned!

Audience - Who in your circle doesn’t know about human trafficking and what The Asservo Project is doing about it? From family and friends to neighbors and coworkers, you have more of an audience than you think.

Platform - What is your sphere of influence? How can you leverage your platform to be a voice for those whose voices have been silenced?

Skills - Volunteers are lifeboats! What skills do you have that could contribute to our needs to keep us running smoothly? Donating your time and skills is no small thing.

Interests - What are you already doing that could help this cause? Do you like to golf? Why not host a golf outing that supports preventing children from entering the slave trade?!

Resources - What we, at The Asservo Project, accomplish in our office is an answer to fighting modern-day slavery. Maybe you fight this epidemic by supporting the solution! By partnering with us financially, you are directly supporting positive change!

If some ideas haven’t popped up in your head yet, here is a list of things you can do:

• Host an awareness event

• Get social with us on Facebook and Instagram (@theasservoproject). Repost our posts and spread awareness.

• Ask us to come speak to or train your staff or students

• Volunteer

• Supply the solution. Think about it...$10 a month is giving up 2 Starbucks coffees a month. We’re passionate about coffee...but much more passionate about freedom!

• Spread the word

• Host a fundraising event

• Educate yourself. The more you know, the more you’ll understand the full scope.

• Donate professional services

• Subscribe to our emails and blogs

• Decrease the demand (will expand upon in a future blog)

• Buy fair trade (check out our next blog to learn more!)

• If you see it, report it!

I want to encourage you to get creative! I’ve heard of incredibly creative ways that people have used what they have to help trafficking victims. Take some time to think about how you can join us in this worthy fight! And, remember...you’re not alone! When we intentionally join our efforts together, two people turn into an army. TOGETHER, we can do this! 

Email me at ccappatt@theasservoproject.org if you’d like to participate or have questions about how you can!