Hearts for a Fresh Start
$10.00 – $5,000.00
In their continued effort to use creative arts to help fight human trafficking, the Creativity Shell is inviting families from the Houston community to help sew hearts on washcloths for the organization’s annual “Hearts for a Fresh Start” campaign. Finished washcloths will be delivered to survivors living in shelters who have been rescued from human trafficking.
The Hearts for a Fresh Start Campaign was recognized by the United States Congress in January2018 for the creative approach to educate children and families about human trafficking. Since the onset of this program, thousands of washcloths have been adorned with two hand sewn hearts and delivered to local shelters in Houston. The significance of the two hearts is to show the recipient that multiple hearts/people in the community care.
The Creativity Shell is asking the community for help to sew and deliver 5000 washcloths that will be distributed to local human trafficking and other shelters that provide a safe haven for people recovering from trauma. “While families, students and/or groups are sewing the washcloths, additional information will be provided by the Creativity Shell that will contain details on how to talk to children about human trafficking, different tactics that are used to lure victims into human trafficking as well as how to recognize signs of friends who may be current victims of human trafficking, trauma or abuse.” Says Brittnie Grono, campaign coordinator at the Creativity Shell. “We really want to help educate the community on how to spot the signs of human trafficking and let the community know that everyone has the power to stop human trafficking in its tracks” added Grono.
If you would like to participate in the Hearts for a Fresh Start Campaign, please donate today to support the cause. Each donor will receive a Hearts for a Fresh Start Sewing Kit (Washcloth, hearts, needle and thread) and kits can be mailed to you or to another home, school or location of your choice.