Freedom Ladder was founded in 2012 with a mission to stop child sex trafficking by interrupting a culture that sexualizes children and regards the human body as a commodity, and to transform that culture into one that treats all people with honor and respect.
Freedom Ladder uses popular vehicles such education and entertainment, to educate at-risk children about the danger of sex trafficking and empower them to protect themselves and live lives of courage, power, and inspiration.
Freedom Ladder’s latest project is the creation of a new type of comic book, ABOLITIONISTA that’s made up of captivating narratives and catchy artwork that responsibly educates children about the dangers of child sex trafficking and empowers them to protect themselves and their peers.
Today, October 19th, wear and promote purple as much as possible. Join millions of people who will be donning purple for Spirit Day promoting the ban of bullying. Post photos of you and your friends wearing purple to Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #SpiritDay. And, see which celebrities and public figures are going purple at http://glaad.org/spiritday.
Millions wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day started in 2010 as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Every year schools, sports leagues, organizations, churches, companies and stars stand up to bullying and "go purple."
At Joonbug.com we care about our readers and their health! We checked in with some hip retailers to share how you can help support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and think pink!
For the make-up fanatic:
Makeup artist Sonia Kashuk is a breast cancer survivor who has teamed up to support the fight against breast cancer for the sixth year in a row. Sonia believes that makeup empowers women and inspires us to feel beautiful! Because of her own battle with breast cancer, Sonia’s mission is to share her wisdom with women around the world and help them discover their true inner & outer beauty.
My chewing gum gives back, how ‘bout yours? I jumped at the chance to purchase Project 7’s gum when I realized its mission extended well beyond the catchy packaging. Each tray of this Peppermint Vanilla flavored gum provides up to seven meals to those in need.
Founded by serial entrepreneur, Tyler Merrick, Project 7 is a company dedicated to making “Products for Good” by making every day products that give back to seven areas for good around the globe. The every day products include items like water, mints, coffee, even clothing and this very gum I’m chewing on as I’m tap, tap, tapping. The products are meant to be something that every day people can buy that’s profits are in deed donated to one of seven areas of good: Feed the Hungry, Heal the Sick, Hope for Peace, House the Homeless, Quench the Thirsty, Teach them Well and Save the Earth.
When art and charity combine forces...the possibilities are endless. Jane Kim, an artist, science illustrator and founder of INK-DWELL, a studio that creates art that inspires people to love, appreciate and protect the Earth, and lastly, she is the creator of the Migrating Mural.
The Migrating Mural is set to be a series of murals along the migratory routes of some of the Earth’s most majestic and elusive creatures.The purpose of the Migrating Mural is to make the public aware of the endangered and transient animals that otherwise go unseen. Chapter One of the series will be focusing on Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, an endangered species with about 400 left to date. The assignment is in the works as a year-long project during which four murals about the life of these sheep will be painted along US Highway 395 to bring attention to this very special megafauna. The murals will begin in Olancha, CA and will end in Lee Vining, CA -- a distance of about 145 miles.
International event planner Unik Ernest could have his pick of lavish venues across the city when it comes to planning his birthday celebration. But for the last five years, the philanthropist has left bottle-popping extravaganzas behind in favor of hosting galas for his charity the Edeyo Gives Hope Foundation.
Last night Ernest hosted the fifth annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball to raise money for children in Haiti. In lieu of birthday gifts, Ernest encourages guests to donate to the Edayo Foundation, a charity that is "improving the future of children in Haiti by rebuilding dilapidated schools and providing students with a safe learning environment, as well as healthy food and water on a daily basis."
Last Thursday, Soho’s '90s relic, Sway Lounge hosted a benefit for Socialtees Animal Rescue. Socialtees is a non-profit that finds homes for abandoned animals living in kill shelters.
The pet friendly environment was most apparent upon entrance as guests were welcomed by the adorable stares of wandering puppies. The night riled supporters of the cause while offering up some great dog themed raffle prizes like dog pillows and gift cards.
If you recycle and carry your groceries in a tote bag, keep in mind that reducing meat consumption is an essential part a sustainable lifestyle, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). As much as recycling helps, it is meat consumption that is doing the most damage. Here are three BIG reasons to quit meat for good:
On Saturday, April 21st at 8:00am, join the Parkinson Council for the Stamp Out Parkinson's Walk 2012. Held in Philadelphia's beautiful Fairmount Park, the event includes a post-walk celebration with music from DJ TW, food from Cosmic Catering and kid-friendly balloons and face painting.
Attracting over 1,000 people last year, the Stamp Out Parkinson's Walk has raised $1.2 million over the last ten years and funds essential support services for patients in the Delaware Valley region. Learn more and register here.
Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease affecting 1.5 million people nationwide. The Parkinson Council, an affiliated chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation, conducts research and outreach aimed at improving the quality of life for patients and their families.
Date and time: April 21st from 8:00am-noon
Location: Lloyd Hall at Kelly Drive, Fairmount Park, 1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA
Due to illness and a tight budget, many of our city's senior citizens are no longer able to shop or cook for themselves. Confined to their apartments, they are at constant risk for hunger, malnutrition and loneliness. Citymeals-on-Wheels provides 16,000 homebound elderly New Yorkers with nutritious meals and human company everyday. Below are five chances to lend a hand that require little effort but make a powerful impact on a senior citizen in need.
1) Meal Delivery: Providing food and warm human contact, these meal deliveries are essential to their recipients. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens on weekends and select locations on weekdays.