Turning the calendar to January each year allows us the chance to look at the world with fresh eyes. We bring the experience of the previous year with us but look toward the future with hope and peace.
For many individuals around the world, the month doesn’t signify new opportunities. Victims of human trafficking don’t have the luxury of making choices about the path their lives will follow. In an effort to bring more awareness—and tangible assistance—to this global issue, Jada Jo Jewelry will be donating a portion of our 2019 sales to Love146, a non-profit organization fighting against human trafficking.
January marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Month
In 2013, the White House made a presidential proclamation about the behind-the-scenes effort it would take to fight against human trafficking. The words ring in our ears and motivated us to make an intentional effort to become part of the movement against slavery and human trafficking.
“As we work to dismantle trafficking networks and help survivors rebuild their lives, we must also address the underlying forces that push so many into bondage. We must develop economies that create legitimate jobs, build a global sense of justice that says no child should ever be exploited, and empower our daughters and sons with the same chances to pursue their dreams. This month, I call on every nation, every community, and every individual to fight human trafficking wherever it exists. Let us declare as one that slavery has no place in our world, and let us finally restore to all people the most basic rights of freedom, dignity, and justice.”
Learn more about Love146
For 16 years, Love146 has been amplifying the conversation around the fight to end human trafficking. A multi-tiered approach to their work spoke to us at Jada Jo, and we knew we wanted to add our voice and financial support to their goals. Love146 attacks human trafficking from a variety of angles: education for potential victims, education for health and human services workers, survivor care, and advocacy and amplification of the movement.
image credit: Love146
The profound effect of one story
In addition to the work they do, the story behind the organization’s name resonated with us. One person’s pain, one person’s story makes a difference in the world. The ripple effect of her presence is still being felt all these years later and contributes to the effort to end human trafficking and help those already affected.
How your financial support can help
When considering non-profits, we seek opportunities where our financial support can do tangible good for victims. As we dove into the mission and goals of Love 146, we learned that a $25 portion of Jada Jo Jewelry profits would provide basic needs, like personal hygiene items, for one person in the U.S. Survivors program for between one and two months. A $50 donation can provide all school supplies, including calculators and backpacks, for an entire semester of school.
Survivor Care goes beyond survival
Jada Jo Jewelry looks forward to donating part of our proceeds the entire year, and if you’re interested in donating directly to Love 146, you can do that, too. Even without making a contribution, you can use your voice to amplify their message on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.