To give to Wedgwood's Manasseh Project CLICK HERE and add "Manasseh Project" in the Special Instructions box. 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 human trafficking, we will address both the supply (children) and demand (adults) of the Human 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
- Development of housing
- Resources for drop-in centers
- Training for counselors
An answer to the question – ‘How do I get involved’
- Volunteer at a local mentoring collaborative (see links and resources)
- Talk with your local community about having a seminar with the Manasseh Project – no group is too big or too small.
- 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 the Manasseh Project about helping with events.
- Pursue further education in human 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 business owner, think through your business practices and make changes if necessary. Are people being enslaved to make the products you sell?
- If you’re a medical professional, ensure the staff at your hospital, clinic or office know how to identify a victim of human 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.
- 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 reps are and how to contact them: www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml
- Create your own benefit event to raise funds for the Manasseh Project