Friday, April 1, 2011

April Update!

"What the world really needs is more love and less paper work." - Pearl Bailey


Hi there,

We are so grateful for each of you - you are officially part of the anti-trafficking movement of our time! As you may know, we're working toward opening our doors in the Fall; and there are a number of ways you can help us now to take steps toward that goal.

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." - Thomas Jefferson

Here are some great ways YOU can help provide for Amirah's needs...

Mother's Day is just around the corner - May 8th! For every donation of $25 or more, Amirah would love to send your mom a gift of handmade soaps from Ipswich Bay Soap Company. Just send in your donation and email info@amirahboston.org by this Sunday (May 1st) with your mom's name and address. We'll be sure to send a card as well!

We have some very practical needs as well:
  • iPad - is anyone upgrading to the newest iPad and able to give our Director of Operations, Arwyn, your old one? Arwyn's computer is close to death and she desperately needs a means to communicate!
  • Printer - Arwyn is also in need of a scanner, copier, and printer (all in one).
  • Corporate matching/giving programs - many workplaces offer employees the opportunity to make pre-tax donations and some may even match your giving! Would you consider giving to Amirah in this way? Whether it's $10, $100 or $1,000 - every bit helps!
  • Airline miles - Arwyn will be travelling to network and connect with like0minded safehouses. Donated airline miles will help us in amazing ways to get her there!
If you can help with any of the above items, please email info@amirahboston.org.

Some of our team members have had the great opportunity to train and present to some local groups - including the United States Coast Guard! If you're interested in bringing in someone from Amirah to speak, please email us!**

We do still have some great needs for specific volunteers:
* Individuals interested in running a fund-raising event
* An administrative assistant for Arwyn
Please email us if you're interested in any of the above!

Thank you for partnering with us to abolish modern-day slavery!

Blessings,
The Amirah team

**As you're able, we request an honorarium to cover travel costs.

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