$5,000. That’s the donation milestone reached recently by a dedicated group of trivia-night participants at a weekly gathering in PulIman, Washington. It’s evidence that a long-term commitment can make a meaningful difference in ending slavery.
We first introduced you to this group from Rico’s Public House in 2013. The founders, Seth Nydam and Robert McKinnon, were inspired to take action against slavery after seeing Free the Slaves co-founder Kevin Bales lecture at Washington State University. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the issue or hopeless about their ability to make a difference, they decided to start donating the proceeds of a weekly trivia session to Free the Slaves.
Those weekly donations of about $40 each have really added up over the past few years, and we are thrilled to celebrate Rico’s Trivia Night crew passing the $5,000 milestone!
We’re especially appreciative of the group’s creativity in finding a way to make a difference that is both fun and ongoing.
We’re also excited because Trivia Night at Rico’s Public House illustrates a great lesson that we are always trying to share—everyone can make a difference. Whether you’re sharing the proceeds of a bake sale or lemonade stand, skipping a manicure or a week’s worth of coffee out and donating what you’ve saved, or organizing a movie night or other awareness-raising event, everyone has the power to contribute to the movement and have fun while doing it.
Be inspired! Together, we will end slavery.
For more ideas, visit our How to Take Action webpage.