Around the world, our country, even in our state of Georgia human trafficking is a growing and austere problem. Human trafficking is a criminal business that profits from enslaving people for sexual servitude and forced labor. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center has found that the 2016 statistics (as of June 30, 2016) show that 128 cases of human trafficking have been reported. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world today (second only to drug trafficking and tied with illegal arms). It is an issue affecting people in and out of our country, females, males, adults, and even children are going through both sexual and labor traffic
Breaking the Shackles, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to raise awareness about human trafficking and the effect that it is having on our society, so that others may act and join them in the fight against this social injustice. They also raise money to be donated to partner charities dedicated to promoting awareness of and fighting to eradicate modern-day slavery.
The organization’s Centennial High School Branch is holding it’s first fundraiser of the year at Centennial High School (9310 Scott Rd, Roswell, GA 30076). On Saturday October 1st at 6:30 P.M. on the Centennial practice field, which is located near the parking lot of the football stadium, a multitude of activities will be made available to everyone. Activities such as face painting, corn-hole, can jam, and at 8:00 P.M. they will be screening Monsters, Inc. People are recommended to bring their lawn chairs and blankets alike to sit and enjoy the screening of a Disney favorite. Food will also be available at the event from hot dogs, hamburgers, baked goods, popcorn, drinks, and Freeze Cream.
As a caring Georgian, you can keep up to date with Breaking the Shackles, along with news, events, and progress. See the link to their website and Facebook page here. The more people who learn about the organization and join their mission, can begin taking steps to help all those under duress of human trafficking.
BTS Website: http://www. breakingtheshackles.org
BTS Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ BreakingTheShackles/
Ready to join the fight against human trafficking? You can become part of our team, volunteer with one of our partners, or help contribute funds.