ANTI TRAFFICKING PROJECT FUNDRAISERS
The nature of our employees’ situations (ex trafficked victims) include facing difficult life challenges, which can lead to inconsistency and down time in production. With the support of our donors we can cover the gaps in production and help our employees to become independent, whole and competent, ready for employment outside our safe work environment.
HELP US COVER AFTERCARE COSTS IN OUR SOCIAL BUSINESS
MONTHLY AFTERCARE COST
For 1 ex victim: $975 (annually $17.5k)
For 5 ex victims: $2900 (annually $34.8k)
For 10 ex victims: $4900 (annually $58.8k)
For 15 ex victims: $6900 (annually $82.8k)
read more here about the Sponsor An Employee Program
Alisa∗ - Having healthy teeth and taking care of them on a regular basis may seem like a small luxury to you but for Alisa it was something she could never afford. We noticed how she hid her smile every time we first made eye contact with her or she’d turn and cover her mouth in order not to reveal her teeth. Her biggest dream was to get them fixed and she would not stop talking about the day that would be made possible. Well now, thanks to your generosity, you’re helping fulfill her greatest heart’s desire and she is beside herself with excitement! We can’t wait to show the world her smile!
ALISA lying down front row and our current team of employee & volunteers
Dana∗ had a lot of health issues she had to see to and was struggling to pay her medical bills but again thanks to the employee sponsorship we could relieve some of her financial burden so she could get the full necessary treatment.
Depending on the different cases of our employees, they also face large amounts of lawyer fees that you help cover by sponsoring someone. Mira’s∗ advocacy to have her residency granted was a huge bill she could not have afforded but again your financial monthly contribution enables people like Mira to receive justice.
Our daily operations at kite.pride and the weekly kite pick ups all around Israel involve a lot of driving. Currently we own just one vehicle, a VW Transporter for all 25 people at the business. Nobody else has a car including founders family Matt & Tabea Oppliger.
This VW Transporter is soon 10 years old and will need replacement. Selling the van or receiving additional funding will enable us to purchase a new more reliable car in 2019/2020 to meet the growing needs.
PS We drove John and Lisa in this van when they visited us in Israel
After many years of hard work the Israeli government has made a bold decision and approved penalties for prostitution clients - read more here. The new law will come into effect in 18 months, during which time the state of Israel will form rehab integration for former sex workers.
Positioned right in Tel Aviv, the epicenter of the happenings, our ministry and social business ensures job alternatives for rehabilitation and protection for the victims. The new gov. law includes a budget of 90 million shekels ($24 million) over three years and provides the first needed response for rehabilitation.
Our organization has never received governmental funding for the last four consecutive years of start up labour. In order for our social business to access this govermental fund (legal & advocacy) we need to hire someone temporarily to do all the legal paperwork and fill in the necessary documents.
Our daily operations in Tel Aviv will require additional work space in the upcoming year (2019/2020).
We have up to 30 people working in a 200 square meter (2153 sq. feet) space with only one designated office. An opportunity is opening up mid 2019 in the same building for an smaller additional space (75 square meters/ 807 sq. feet) we could rent for office space.
An added value for the new space would be the option of sharing the cost with a church in Tel Aviv who are looking for a first small office space and have not yet found a suitable solution.
OVERALL MONTHLY COST