by Karen Abbruscato
At One Bread Foundation we strive to raise the awareness of the sex trafficking trade so we are not all turning a blind eye to the horrors of that industry. Sex trafficking makes slaves out of victims, makes sinners out of the customers and feeds the sickness of greed in the owners. It is evil in all ways.
At One Bread Foundation, we want you to know that it is going on around us and that there are ways you can help stop it.
We need to keep our eyes open and report what we see. Was there a young teenage girl dressed inappropriately on the street corner, or loitering outside the convention center that could be reported and potentially saved? Airports, convention centers, and motels are all potential places for us to open our eyes and see more than we want to.
We need to be impartial when we see a woman or child on the street because we don’t know their story. Many of them are there involuntarily, or they’ve become controlled by an addiction and are there to feed it. Some were brutally kidnapped, others were run-aways from a bad home situation. Whatever their story is, it needs to be told and we will only hear it once they’re rehabilitated.
We need to be passionate about saving the victims once they’re rescued. They often don’t have much self worth because it has been stripped of them. The healing process will be a long one, which requires them learning trust, self worth, and respect of themselves and others.
Once they’re rescued, many don’t have a place to call home so we need to love them and provide them with education, housing, counseling and a renewed purpose in life. We need you to help in this area, by supporting One Bread Foundation.
One Bread Foundation’s first annual fashion show is November 21st at the Oak Park Christian Center in Pleasant Hill, CA. We hope you will join us in this crucial fundraising event that is 100% in support of rehabilitating children rescued from sex trafficking. The children, ages 10 – 18, are brought to a safe place where they learn to love themselves and acquire the life skills they need for the new chapter in their life.
Please join us on Nov 21st; the fashion show will be a beautiful uplifting event where Fashions by Francesca’s will be modeled by our OBF volunteers. Tea, sandwiches, dessert and coffee will be served to each attendee while entertained by Emcee, Faith Alpher of KKIQ Radio.
Tickets are available online on our events page or by contacting Kelly Woo, One Bread Foundation, Inc.’s Event Coordinator for details: firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 252-5939 Ext. 702. If you’re not able to make it to the event I hope that you can purchase a seat as a donation.
I look forward to seeing you there.