Free the Captives’ Newsletter, October 20, 2015
Register for our 6th Annual Human Trafficking Conference by Next Sat., 10/31, to Save Money
Join Free the Captives’ 6th Annual Houston Human Trafficking Conference on January 20 from 8am to 4pm at the Houston Food Bank. Early registration ends next Saturday, Oct. 31!
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!
Buy Gala & Ballet Tickets today!
NOW is the time to buy your tickets to support Free the Captives!
Free the Captives has partnered with the world renowned Moscow Ballet for a special performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker. This spectacular event will take place on November 6, 2015 at Houston Baptist University’s Dunham Theater. Get your ballet and gala tickets today at http://www.freethecaptiveshouston.com/moscow-ballet-gala/.
Help us raise funds at our gala luncheon so that we can purchase our own facility/warehouse and expand our candle making business for teen trafficking survivors. Giving these girls a meaningful job goes a long way in their healing and restoration.
Want to play an even larger role in rebuilding the lives of teen trafficking victims? Become a sponsor of our gala and ballet. Table sponsorship opportunities are still available here but our printing deadline for recognition has passed.
Buy a Candle, Save a Life
Browse our Catalogue to…
- Buy hand poured soy candles made by teen trafficking survivors in Houston
- Learn how our job program, New Creations, changes lives
- 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 Second Baptist’s North Campus and Houston Chinese Church for buying cases of our candles for their churches! If you would like to support our trafficking survivors by purchasing candles in bulk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 cover letter, resume, official or unofficial transcripts, and Free the Captives’ internship application. To request our internship application, please email email@example.com with your name and which school you attend.
Calendar of Events
- 10/31 – Last day of Early Registration for 6th Annual Houston Human Trafficking Conference
- 11/6 – Gala Luncheon and Moscow Ballet’s Nutcracker
- 11/20-21 – Christmas Market
- 12/6 – Freedom Fest & 5K Volunteer Meeting, Bridgepoint Bible Church, 4pm
- 1/20 – 6th Annual Houston Human Trafficking Conference