1. jspark3000:

Well, I finally did it.  After saving half my income for the year, this is a check I took out from my savings to put in my checking account, which I will then send a check for $10,000 to fight human trafficking.

One Day’s Wages has set up a site to ask for matching contributions, so you can help too!
Today is Black Friday and the malls will be crazy, but please also consider donating even $5 to this awesome charity. 
Here’s what your money can do:
$50 provides one month of education/vocation training for one rescued girl (age ranged from middle school/highschool)
$37.50 provides one month of Health + Hygiene (Medication, toiletries, medical visits, water) for a rescued girl 
$250 covers the cost of 6 days of aftercare for a trafficked victim
$500 covers the cost of 7 days of legal advocacy

You can read the story of how I saved up or just scroll to the bottom to donate.
Thanks and love you guys!
— J

    jspark3000:

    Well, I finally did it.  After saving half my income for the year, this is a check I took out from my savings to put in my checking account, which I will then send a check for $10,000 to fight human trafficking.


    One Day’s Wages has set up a site to ask for matching contributions, so you can help too!

    Today is Black Friday and the malls will be crazy, but please also consider donating even $5 to this awesome charity. 

    Here’s what your money can do:

    • $50 provides one month of education/vocation training for one rescued girl (age ranged from middle school/highschool)
    • $37.50 provides one month of Health + Hygiene (Medication, toiletries, medical visits, water) for a rescued girl 
    • $250 covers the cost of 6 days of aftercare for a trafficked victim
    • $500 covers the cost of 7 days of legal advocacy


    You can read the story of how I saved up or just scroll to the bottom to donate.

    Thanks and love you guys!

    — J

  2. fairy-wren:

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  3. J.S. Park: Question: Fighting Anxiety With Psychology and The Bible →

    jspark3000:

    Anonymous asked:

    Hello, I am a Christian struggling with an anxiety disorder (specifically social anxiety disorder) /depression. I’ve done CB therapy that helped some, I also relied on God for alot of my needs. By His grace my anxiety is getting better. My question is, how can I find the…

  4. slaveryfootprint:

On this day in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech on the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial. 

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!

    slaveryfootprint:

    On this day in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech on the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial. 

    I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

    I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

    I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

    I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

    I have a dream today!

  5. J.S. Park: Question: I Am Totally Insecure Around Semi-Attractive People →

    jspark3000:

    Anonymous asked:

    To give you a bit of my background, I am an 17 year-old guy, only-child and am going to an all-boys school. Often times, I find myself being incredibly nervous around girls who I see around my town. I usually have no problem talking to or hanging out with girls at my…

  6. J.S. Park: Question: How To Be Accountable On Accountability →

    jspark3000:

    Anonymous asked:

    hello. someone asked me to be their accountability partner, because we are both struggling with the same kinds of things. i guess i am having second thoughts because 1. we are both struggling terribly and i guess i’m selfish and may want a mentor type person 2. they think…

  7. Heartbreaking >> In India, 22 girls get kidnapped every day. →

    slaveryfootprint:

    Confirming the existence of a large-scale human trafficking network, state police have found that at least an average of 22 girls have per day have gone missing in the Indian state of Andra Pradesh, only this year, while the total number of women and girls that have gone missing in the the last four years stands at a staggering 23,760 out of the 47,181 people who have gone missing since 2009.

  8. slaveryfootprint:

Though sometimes hidden in plain sight, sex trafficking and forced labor are not uncommon in the United States. Young girls are routinely trafficked across borders and coerced into prostitution, unable to walk away. Immigrants often travel long distances to America in search of a better life, only to be forced into domestic servitude and unaware of their legal rights.
Our friends at Polaris Project are working to ensure that these crimes don’t continue to go unnoticed and unpunished. One of the ways they are doing this is through the launch of their 2012 State Ratings Map.
Polaris Project rated all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on ten categories of laws that they’ve deemed critical to fighting human trafficking. “Passing these laws is literally saving lives. Without them, victims are going to languish in exploitative situations and traffickers will continue to make lots of money”, says Mary Ellison, Director of Policy.
According to the report, twenty-one states are currently in the top category, Tier 1, up from 11 states in 2011. Only four are in the bottom category, down from nine states in 2011. Washington had the highest point total, with 11 out of 12, while Wyoming is lowest with -2 points. Massachusetts and West Virginia particularly stand out for passing their first human trafficking laws in the past year. 
Check out their report to see where your state stands. Not happy with their ranking? Visit the Lobby feature of your Slavery Footprint Action Center. Use it to tell your government representatives that you care about this issue and that you want them to do the same. 

    slaveryfootprint:

    Though sometimes hidden in plain sight, sex trafficking and forced labor are not uncommon in the United States. Young girls are routinely trafficked across borders and coerced into prostitution, unable to walk away. Immigrants often travel long distances to America in search of a better life, only to be forced into domestic servitude and unaware of their legal rights.

    Our friends at Polaris Project are working to ensure that these crimes don’t continue to go unnoticed and unpunished. One of the ways they are doing this is through the launch of their 2012 State Ratings Map.

    Polaris Project rated all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on ten categories of laws that they’ve deemed critical to fighting human trafficking. “Passing these laws is literally saving lives. Without them, victims are going to languish in exploitative situations and traffickers will continue to make lots of money”, says Mary Ellison, Director of Policy.

    According to the report, twenty-one states are currently in the top category, Tier 1, up from 11 states in 2011. Only four are in the bottom category, down from nine states in 2011. Washington had the highest point total, with 11 out of 12, while Wyoming is lowest with -2 points. Massachusetts and West Virginia particularly stand out for passing their first human trafficking laws in the past year. 

    Check out their report to see where your state stands. Not happy with their ranking? Visit the Lobby feature of your Slavery Footprint Action Center. Use it to tell your government representatives that you care about this issue and that you want them to do the same. 

  9. theyuniversity:

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