SINCE 2012 we have been researching, listening and learning about human trafficking. As we learned we committed to spreading awareness; alerting you to how human trafficking and the issues that feed into human trafficking have taken root in our communities.
EVERY DAY WE SET OUT TO empower communities to fight injustice. Through clothing swaps, awareness events, education and the Freedom Truck you have the opportunity to fight against modern day slavery and fight for the worth of people.
THE MORE WE HAVE LEARNED about human trafficking the more we realize that there is real work to be done on both the prevention and restoration side of human trafficking. Those caught in vulnerable situations like homelessness need to know that there is support and options other than trusting people who would use their bodies for financial gain.
WE WANT TO USE BUSINESS to make an impact in the issue of human trafficking. We believe that good food can be a vehicle for change. We know that providing a different opportunity for those coming out of being trafficked or who are vulnerable for being trafficked is prevention and restoration.
STORIES FOUNDATION IS EXCITED TO LAUNCH the Restoration Program. This program will provide jobs for individuals who are at risk for being trafficked and who are coming out of being trafficked. Through the our food service program (Freedom Truck & Catering) as well as a cafe and store we will provide jobs and job training in partnership with organizations like The Link and Cornerstone to those who need another option and a support system as they pursue it.
Any one of us could be in a situation of vulnerability, taken advantage of, used for someone else’s gain. Let’s be the healthy, safe space for those who are need.
HOW CAN YOU JOIN US?
Run towards Restoration with us. We are raising $100,000 leading up to the Stories Superhero 5K on August 4th, 2018. What will we do with $100,000?
- Acquire a building with a commercial kitchen, small cafe & store space
- Expand our food program to include catering that happens year round
- Open a small fair trade store
- Open Stories Cafe with limited hours
- Use the kitchen space to provide monthly job trainings in a variety of topics.
- Hire individuals at risk for and coming out of being trafficked in partnership with The Link.
- Increased awareness opportunities with increased reach through food programs, cafe and store.
REWARDS TO SAY THANK YOU FOR RUNNING WITH US TOWARDS RESTORATION
Triathlon ($5,000 2 Available) // Everything in the Marathon + Free Falafels for a Year
Marathon ($2,000 10 Available) // Everything in the 1/2 Marathon + 2 More tickets to “Falafels for Freedom”
1/2 Marathon ($1,000 20 Available) // Everything in the 5K + Two Tickets to Fall “Falafels for Freedom” Fundraising Event
5K ($500 20 Available) // Everything in the 6 Min. Mile + Freedom Mug & $25 Truck Bucks
6 Minute Mile ($200 100 Available) // Everything in the 100 Meter dash + another Run Admission
100 Meter Dash ($100 200 Available) // Freedom Shirt + 1 Admission to the Superhero 5K
* We are running our fundraiser through Facebook because 100% of your donations come directly back to the Restoration Program. If you don’t have Facebook you can give through our website here.