Trafficking Outreach in Raleigh
Together with Shield NC and Project FIGHT, we are looking for small teams to help with trafficking awareness in our capital city through convenience stores and gas stations.
Saturday, January 18th at 10am we invite you into the Designed For Joy studio at 2409- 117 Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh for a one hour training session where you'll leave with a packet of tools and materials and a list of specific convenience stores to visit.
Why convenience stores and gas stations?
( Source: In Our Backyard)
- [Convenience stores] serve half the U.S. population daily, usually have public restrooms, are open long hours, and offer convenience through more than 150,000 locations.
- The industry has a unique opportunity to help victims of human trafficking.
- Traffickers may bring victims to c-stores to purchase food, fuel, cigarettes, and condoms, or to clean up in the restroom.
[Convenience stores] care about their customers and can be trained to be the eyes and ears in the community to spot human trafficking and save lives!
The goal is to connect with store managers and train employees to look for victim cues, provide resources to those at risk, and post and promote training materials for their team and customers.
What to know
- We'll make some initial contact so all visits won't be cold calls.
- We'd encourage you to go with at least 3 people. Women and men, mature children and teens are welcome.
- You can hit the streets that day after you leave training or pick a different day in January that suits you better.
- Ideally each team would follow up with stores over a couple of months. Relationships and reminders are key for this mission.
- Leaders must attend the training session on the 18th and your entire team is very welcome to join us.
- Please ask your team to consider making a donation to cover materials.
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