To give to Wedgwood's Manasseh Project CLICK HERE and add " Wedgwood's Manasseh Project" in the Special Instructions box OR you can mail in your gift directly to Wedgwood Christian Services located at 3300 36th Street SE, Grand Rapids MI 49512. Your gift will make an investment in redeeming time, rescuing time, and restoring time for victims and at-risk children. By educating and challenging both adults and children on the issue of Sex trafficking, we will address both the supply (children) and demand (adults) of the Sex Trafficking supply chain in West Michigan. Your gift will help us move this project off paper and into the community. We believe that through diligent community education, compassionate care for victims, and commitment to living slave-free lives, we can stomp out slavery in West Michigan. Your donation gives us the opportunity to engage our community on a daily basis!
- Outreach to youth currently being exploited by men and women in West Michigan
- Developing and producing curriculum
- Materials and presentations for first responders
- Education for the children of Grand Rapids
- Training for counselors
An answer to the question – ‘How do I get involved’
- Create your own benefit event to raise funds for the Wedgwood's Manasseh Project
- Talk with your local community about having a presentation by Wedgwood's Manasseh Project staff – no group is too big or too small and is available at no cost.
- Tell your government officials stopping slavery is important to you and you want it to be one of their priorities. Go here to find out who your government representatives are and how to contact Wedgwood: www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml
- Begin to purchase fair trade products and inform local businesses that you are interested in buying goods from business that are concerned about justice.
- Contact Wedgwood's Manasseh Project about helping with events.
- Pursue further education in sex trafficking (see links and resources)
- Gather a prayer team and pray for victims, anti-slavery workers, and slavery issues locally and globally.
- Use your gifts, skills, expertise. For example, create a painting or write a song to be a voice for the voiceless. Or, create a drama and perform for schools and youth groups, warning about trafficking tactics to help prevent bondage.
- If you’re a medical professional, ensure the staff at your hospital, clinic or office know how to identify a victim of sex trafficking and who to contact if a patient is a victim.
- Buy responsibly. Do research before making purchases.
- Prevent slavery and help rescue victims by starting a community watch type program in your neighborhood.
- Volunteer at a local mentoring collaborative (see links and resources)