Stop out Human Trafficking Day is on June 21, 2021 and the Creativity Shell is looking for homes in every Houston neighborhood to become a Sole Sign Ambassador.
The Creativity Shell is a nonprofit organization that teaches classes such as sewing/textile arts, cooking, building and other creative trades to students in their private studios, libraries, schools, ABA therapy centers, the juvenile justice system as well as shelters that rescue children from homelessness and human trafficking. All of their classes are designed to teach children essential life and practical skills.
Since their incorporation in 2015, the Creativity Shell has been actively involved in teaching sewing/textile arts and other creative classes to homeless and human trafficking survivors in Houston area shelters. In 2018, the Creativity Shell was recognized by the US House of Representatives for their Hearts for a Fresh Start Campaign where children sewed hearts on to wash cloths and delivered them sex trafficking survivors.
The Stomp Out Human Trafficking Campaign was launched on June 21, 2018 as a way to talk to children about human trafficking. With many children out of school for the summer, this is a great time to educate the children about the dangers that are lurking in local parks, swimming pools and on the internet.
The Creativity Shell received a proclamation from the Mayor of Houston declaring June 21, (and every summer solstice hereafter) as Stomp Out Human Trafficking Day. Residents of Houston and surrounding areas are asked to display their special“Sole Signs” in the front of their homes on the day of the summer solstice or for the entire summer months, to raise awareness about human trafficking.
What is the purpose of the “Sole” Sign?
While working at a residential sex trafficking shelter, the Creativity Shell learned that when survivors relapse and run away from the facilities they are in, it is common to leave a shoe on the bed to indicate they are on the run. The two hearts made from shoes is a sign for anyone out there that is being trafficked to know they are not alone and there are people out there willing to lend their shoe so they can walk the long journey to recovery together.
If you would like to donate to receive a Sole Sign, please click here or donate below. Signs can be picked up at the Creativity Shell Kingwood after June 15, 2021.