Wednesday, March 3, 2010

YOU CAN HELP: Add Your Daily Vote so these Anti-Slavery Ideas can Win Pepsi Refresh Grants in March

All it takes is 1 vote each day and you can truly make a difference in the fight against modern slavery and child exploitation.

Below is a list of Pepsi Refresh "Idea" nominations dealing with human trafficking and child slavery. Vote for these ideas every day to help them win Pepsi Refresh Grant money.

So let's band together as abolitionists and make a point to vote for these ideas every single day in March. Collectively we can help funnel $665,000 dollars towards ending slavery, just like we did last month in helping GEMS Girls win a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant!


Tier 1: Top 10 Ideas Win $5,000
1. Create/Run interactive website to learn about human trafficking- Pablo GodoyEstel
2. Non-profit helping child victims of human trafficking in the USA- Jennifer Morissett "Children of the Night"
3. Child support group for victims of violence - Crisis Resource Center of Steel County

Tier 2: Top 10 Ideas Win $25,000
1. Educate youth in the United States about the child sex trade - Minga
2. Launch curriculum "Engaging men in ending sexual exploitation" - Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
3. Bring justice and healing to sexually abused children in Philadelphia - Philadelphia Children's Alliance
4. Much needed replacement of computers for the only Rape Center in SW Riverside - Center Against Sexual Assault

Tier 3: Top 10 Ideas Win $50,000
1. Start support group to help heal survivors of sexual abuse- Steph Smith "Voices Project"

Tier 4: Top 2 Ideas Win $250,000
1. Open a shelter for girls who have been victims of Human Trafficking - Sexual Assault Resource Center
2. Project Oasis. A long term housing facility for victims of violence - Fair Haven Center for Women

Everyone I talk to about modern slavery agrees it's atrocious. Then they ask, "What can I do?" BE A VOICE. Spread awareness share these posts and videos with others. Collectively we can reach thousands of people. Creating awareness and making this an issue in the public mind WILL lead to CHANGE.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
~Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Will you accept my invitation? Will you be a voice?

Thank you,
John Burger

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