What does coffee, clothes and books have in common?
In Ohio, all three products are being used to raise funds and awareness for anti-trafficking organizations.
This month, I got another opportunity to speak at She Has A Name’s Anti-Human Trafficking Organization Fair. The unique event highlighted groups that are using their products and services to fight modern slavery, including:
- The Roosevelt Coffeehouse, a social enterprise that uses coffee to fight hunger, unsafe water and human trafficking
- UNCHAINED, a nonprofit that uses a fashion show to raise awareness about human trafficking and ignite abolitionists worldwide
- The Black Lens novel, a dark literary thriller that exposes the underbelly of sex trafficking in rural America
- Freedom a la Cart, a social enterprise and catering service that employs survivors who can heal, learn and grow as they prepare for full-time employment opportunities in the community
- She Has A Name Cleaning Services, a cleaning company that seeks to address issues of human trafficking and domestic violence by offering employment, education, awareness and collaboration with community partners
- Eleventh Candle Co., a social enterprise that sells candles to redeem, restore, empower and equip those vulnerable to human trafficking, abuse, exploitation and addiction