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April 23, 2014
Challenging Parents: What Kind of Anti-Trafficking Model Are You?

A couple of days ago I asked the question on Facebook, why are you a Trucker Against Trafficking? The vast majority of answers were that you wouldn’t want your sons and daughters trafficked into prostitution. I completely agree. Most of us, when we think of a big issue on a personal level, become passionate about getting...

April 9, 2014
The Bra Voyage

THE BRA VOYAGE: from your lingerie drawer to employing a survivor of trafficking Free The Girls collects bras to help provide job opportunities to women rescued from sex trafficking in developing countries. But, do you really know what happens to your bra after you donate it to Free The Girls? The process of...

March 25, 2014
Journelle Spring Cleaning Bra Drive

This is a special guest blog post from Journelle SPRING CLEANING: FREE THE GIRLS March 17, 2014 – Surely you’re familiar with one of the most inspiring – and one of our favorites – quotes of all time: “There’s a...

March 15, 2014
Free the Girls Named FAWCO Target Project

——-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—— 15 March 2014 PROVIDING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS BRUSSELS, BELGIUM Today, at the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas, Inc. (FAWCO) Interim...

February 25, 2014
What Can I Do To Help?

  “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do.” Edward Everett...

February 19, 2014
Become a Bra-Hauling, Human Trafficking Hero

In 2011, we put a call out to truckers through Truckers Against Trafficking asking for help getting a load of bras from Colorado to Chicago so we could make our first big shipment of bras to Maputo, Mozambique. Trucker Rick Youngquist stepped up and we are forever grateful to him for offering his services. Rick will downplay it, saying...

January 29, 2014
Did my pastor just say the word bra at my dining table?

There have been many interesting conversations around my dining table, but none quite like my first touch with Free The Girls. In 2010, I knew FTG co-founder Dave Terpstra as the teaching pastor at my church. He knew me because I was on the church’s finance team. When he asked if he could come over for some accounting advice...

January 21, 2014
The Victims of the Super Bowl and the Olympics

February is a huge month in the sporting world. The month starts off with the Super Bowl taking place in New Jersey (really New York hosting, but whatever) and then the whole world will watch their athletes compete in the Sochi Olympics. Each event will be a grand spectacle of everything we love. Mind boggling athleticism,...

January 15, 2014
Taking Advantage

In the past several years, as I have had the opportunity to spend time with dozens of survivors of sex trafficking in a number of countries, I’ve heard story upon story of how these women were taken advantage of. False promises. Underage girls. Deceitful relatives. Fake friends. Bad business dealings. It is tragic to hear...

January 15, 2014
Improving The Lives Of Women & Girls

Every day, my job allows me to meet amazing people who are interested in the mission of Free The Girls. If I talk to someone long enough, the same question always comes up in some form; everyone wants to know, “How did you get involved with Free The Girls?” In the fall of 2010, human trafficking, particularly sex...