You may have read C2BU founder Jenny Williamson’s blog “Just do something” and are wondering what you could do. In 2009 many people developed their own ideas to help C2BU build homes for children rescued out of sex trafficking. Here are a few of their very creative ideas :
Create a lent calendar dedicated to bringing awareness to the sex trafficking of children. Offer a “sacrifice” and prayer each day leading to Easter.
Run a marathon and have people pledge support by the miles your run.
Make & sell jewelry at a local bible bookstore.
Make donations in your bridesmaids’ names instead of buying gifts.
Go with a team to serve at Courage House in Tanzania, Africa.
Have a garage sale with proceeds going towards Courage House.
Design graphics for C2BU’s trademarked phrases “do you have the courage to be you” “created on purpose for a purpose” “dream big. live large. laugh loud.”
Volunteer your time helping with administrative duties.
Volunteer your time and expertise at numerous professional services all businesses require.
Write government officials – city, state and national – advocating for victim services and stiffer jail time/fines for individuals who sell young children for sex.
College students gathered together to make bracelets and sold them on campus educating other students about sex trafficking.
Form a prayer group to meet weekly praying for C2BU’s efforts to Courage House and the children been tortured by this hideous crime.
Host a benefit concert.
Write a song for children held captive in sex trafficking.
Research sex trafficking of children in your area and educate every one you know.
Organize an sex trafficking awareness night in your home or business; invite C2BU volunteers to come and educate the group of the victims needs.
By faith quit your job and move to Tanzania, Africa to help start Courage House.
Write or call local media and educate them with regard to sex trafficking in your area. Tell them of the lack of homes and services for the victims and C2BU’s desire to build those homes.
Go through C2BU’s volunteer training. Become a Chaplain or CASA (court appointed special advocate) so that you can mentor a high risk child.
All of these were fabulous ideas that originated with someone whose heart has been broken for children rescued out of sex trafficking … by people who want to “just do something”.