By Deidre Pujols, Strike Out Slavery Founder The New Year gives me new hope for a healthy, productive 2021, and for the progress we stand to make in the fight against modern-day slavery. January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Now is the time to educate yourself about this growing, multi-billion-dollar industry, and… Read More »
Shop With A Little Extra Kindness This Year
13 Ethically Sourced Holiday Gift Ideas Still looking for some truly meaningful gifts that make a difference for your favorite people this year? Look no further! We’ve collected some practical, purposeful and sustainably crafted creations, thanks to expert recommendations (and creations) from Live2Free, Agape International Mission, International Sanctuary Jewelry, and advocates/educators Rachel Thomas and Harmony Dust… Read More »
The Coronavirus Curveball
Evolving anti-human trafficking efforts amidst a global pandemic By: Open Gate International (OGI) Executive Director Judy Lamborn Human trafficking pays no attention to mandatory lockdowns or social distancing. Organized criminals only experienced a brief service interruption earlier this year when “coronavirus” replaced “collusion” as the buzz word on the nightly news. Since human lives are… Read More »
Give The Gift of Empowerment, Save Lives And Help Children This Holiday Season.
What if we told you that you could buy your loved one’s gifts that empower women, save the planet and help children in developing countries receive an education? Well, you’re in luck! The holidays are a great time to slow down and consider the people behind the gifts you give and are given — we… Read More »
Albert Pujols Raises His Voice to Help Strike Out Slavery
Player Ambassador Albert Pujols is power hitting his way through the 2019 season. But he’s also focused on raising awareness about human trafficking, using baseball as a platform for education to fight against modern-day slavery. Q: What was your response when your wife, Deidre, first approached you about the issue of human trafficking and… Read More »
Thanks for an Amazing Night, Kansas City!
The Royals and the voices of 28,500 fans at Kauffman Stadium made Strike Out Slavery’s second event of the season a night to remember. Here are some of the highlights: All About Awareness Energy and enthusiasm illuminated the pregame Family Festival. Fans got to meet 13 international and six Kansas City-based nonprofit organizations fighting human… Read More »
Exodus Cry CEO Responds to FBI Rescue Including Two KC Minors
Benjamin Nolot, Founder of the nationally recognized organization Exodus Cry, shares his thoughts and opinions on the recent FBI nation-wide sex trafficking sweep and the two minors recovered in Kansas City. Our team was deeply encouraged to hear of the two minors recovered in the Kansas City area, as well as the 100 victimized minors identified and recovered in the FBI’s… Read More »
Brad Keller Raises His Voice, In His Own Words
Player Ambassador Brad Keller is using the pitcher’s mound for more than eliminating batters. He’s winding up to raise awareness about human trafficking; appealing to baseball fans to support the organizations that work day in and day out to strike out slavery. Q: How did you learn about human trafficking? A: I grew up in… Read More »
Thank You, New York!
We did it! Strike Out Slavery’s first stop of 2019 is in the books, and it was an epic success. Starting with the pregame Family Festival on the Mets Plaza, we brought vital awareness to 15 percent of the 30,000 Mets fans who attended the game. Event attendees connected with 13 global and six New… Read More »