With your help, this year Free the Slaves will come within range of achieving a historic milestone for our organization: 10,000 people freed from slavery. In addition, this year we will support more than 45,000 people with education and empowerment programs. These initiatives help people in slavery and those at risk of enslavement understand and exercise their rights to freedom and dignity.
But, we need you. Help us OPEN THE LOCK.
We’re assisting communities in six countries to come together to end slavery. That’s why we’re asking our community of donors to come together as well. We’re introducing the Open Lock Campaign. Contributions ensure that we’re able to keep our promise to the people we intend to serve. The fund will supplement support we receive from foundations and the U.S. government.
Our Open Lock target: Raise $180,000 more in individual contributions in the final four months of 2014 than we did in the final four months of 2013.
Make your year-end gift today. If you have given before, consider stretching your gift 20 percent more to help us close the gap.
Join us. OPEN THE LOCK.
How does your donation help?
- Direct Impact: Free the Slaves teams are on the front lines working hand-in-hand with grassroots organizations in areas plagued by slavery. We provide our partners with the training, funding, research and monitoring they need to implement our model to create slavery-free communities.
- Comprehensive Approach: We do more than rescue those in slavery. We educate thousands of people in hundreds of communities about their rights and risks. We train hundreds of government and law enforcement officials on how to combat traffickers. We enroll children in schools to help them avoid enslavement.
- Community Focus: Our community model helps villagers map their own path to freedom, by assessing the root causes of slavery in their specific region and then strategizing the smartest, safest actions to take.
- Efficient Operations: More than 80 percent of our funding goes directly to programs. The rest helps us manage Free the Slaves in an effective way.
Every day, we at Free the Slaves see the impact of slavery on the people of the world. We cannot turn away. Together, we can open the lock for thousands and encourage everyone to take on this fight. When community members are given a chance to come together and resist traffickers, they do so. Let’s show them that someone cares enough to take a stand with them.
Join us. OPEN THE LOCK.