7 Days of Christmas Giveaways and Upcoming Volunteer Meetings
Free the Captives’ Newsletter, November 12, 2015
7 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Fight Trafficking at our 3rd Annual Christmas Market!
Free the Captives’ 3rd Annual Christmas Market hosted by Crosspoint Church is next Friday and Saturday! You do not want to miss this really special and fun event. Admission is free and 15% of sales benefits teen trafficking victims in our programs.
Last year, almost $20,000 was raised from this incredible shopping event! Our Christmas Market chair, Amy Pickett, works hard all year long to bring you the best, most interesting and unique vendors. From little kids to your grandmother, you can do ALL of your Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving!
Free the Captives’ 3rd Annual Christmas Market
Crosspoint Church, 4601 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, TX 77401 Friday, Nov. 20, 1:00pm to 8:00pm Saturday, Nov. 21, 10:00am to 4:00pm
To kick it all off, Free the Captives is hosting 7 Days of Giveaways starting TODAY! To enter, go to https://www.facebook.com/FreetheCaptivesHouston/.Today, Day 1, is a $50 gift certificate for Free the Captives’ booth at the Christmas Market. Redeem it for your choice of two gorgeous hand-poured soy candles and a necklace made by our teen survivors. Check ourFacebook page everyday for other amazing giveaways!
Also, we still need volunteers to help out with the Christmas Market. Sign uphere.
2nd Annual Gala Volunteer Meeting, Dec. 6
Do you enjoy event planning, decorating or throwing amazing parties? We are looking for volunteers to help with our annual fundraising gala. We will hold our first planning meeting on Dec. 6, Sunday, at 2pm at Bridgepoint Bible Church, 13277 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079. We need help with our host committee, silent auction, decorations, and more. Emailinfo@freethecaptiveshouston.com to RSVP for the gala meeting.
Register for our 6th Annual Human Trafficking Conference: Limited Seating
This conference, “Sex Trafficking: The Basics and Beyond” is perfect for everyone, including people new to human trafficking to those who are established in the field and are seeking updates on the work being done in Houston. Learn how you can make a difference!
Paid Summer Anti-Trafficking Internships
Free the Captives is seeking college interns (undergraduate or graduate) for our summer job program for trafficked teens. This is your opportunity to make a difference. You will be working directly with our girls as they make candles and learn skills such as budgeting, resume writing, and interviewing.
Interns must be available from June 4 to August 14, 2016 and will work 30 to 40 hours per week. They will need to have reliable transportation and find their own housing in Houston.
Only applicants who postmark their applications by Dec. 31, 2015 will be eligible for the $1000 internship stipend. Completed applications include a properly formatted cover letter, resume, official or unofficial transcripts, and Free the Captives’ internship application. To request our internship application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and which school you attend.
Discover the amazing work that the girls put into creating these beautiful candles
Explore the seven scents of our aromatherapy candles
We are seeking businesses and churches to purchase and resell these premium soy candles handcrafted by our teen trafficking survivors. Currently, candles can only be purchased by the case ($20 per candle, 12 candles per case) with discounts for additional cases purchased in a single order.
We are thankful to Sugar Land Baptist Church for buying 7 cases, Second Baptist’s North Campus, 5 cases, and Houston Chinese Church, 4 cases of our candles for their churches! If you would like to support our trafficking survivors by purchasing candles in bulk, please email@example.com.
Freedom Fest & 5K Volunteer Meeting, Dec. 6
Our 2nd Annual Freedom Fest and 5K planning is well underway! And we would love your help! Join us on Dec. 6, Sunday, from 4pm to 6pm at Bridgepoint Bible Church, 13277 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079.
We are thankful for Fox26, First Baptist Church Friendswood, Kingsland Baptist Church and Weingarten Realty for being among our first sponsors for our 5K. Thank you for helping us to reach to neighborhoods that are hit hard by trafficking. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship information.
Join our volunteer meeting to help with marketing, 5K logistics, children’s activities, art display, music, food booths, game booths and more. Last year we had over 300 volunteers. RSVP for the Dec. 6 meeting email@example.com.