MARCH 17, 2022 Meeting

 Winning Charity: HOPE AGAINST TRAFFICKING

Presenting member: Janna Snyder

hopeagainsttrafficking.org

facebook.com/HopeAgainstTrafficking

Hope Against Trafficking is a 501(c)(3) non-profit to help restore the lives of the survivors of human trafficking through transforming love and safe shelter, and providing education to the community to recognize and help stop it.

Under US law, trafficking in persons is defined as “sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age,” or “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.”

The average age of children trafficked is 10-14, and law enforcement has found it in every zip code in Michigan. This is in our communities.

Hope Against Trafficking is a local group helping local rescues with a two-year residential holistic program that provides rent-free housing and services focused on the physical, mental, spiritual, and economic transformational needs of female survivors of trafficking, giving them hope for their future and empowering them to thrive once again.

 

Amount donated: $8,800 

 

 

Also presented:  We encourage members to pray for and support all of the wonderful charities introduced at our meetings.

 

Love INC North Oakland County
Presenting member: Karen Gully

www.loveincofnoc.org

Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) North Oakland County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cooperative effort that links churches, volunteers, and service agencies and helps them to organize their efforts by reaching out to the poor and disadvantaged. Love INC serves as a needs Connection Center, where people in need contact us and we, in turn, get them connected with local churches and agencies that provide them with assistance.

In 2021 Love INC gave short-term financial assistance to 300 individuals and families with food, shelter, utility, and holiday help. This short-term help gives those in need a boost to get back on their feet rather than going deeper in despair.

 

Rochester Area Youth Assistance
Presenting member: Debbie Jones

www.raya-mi.org

Rochester Area Youth Assistance (RAYA) is a prevention-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to strengthen youth and families in the Rochester community. Services and programs are available at no cost or a reduced cost to school-age youth and families who reside in the Rochester Community Schools district.

~Professional counseling services are available for youth, ages 5 – 16, and their families who live within the Rochester School District with referrals made by school personnel, police, parents, friends, and young people themselves.

~Financial assistance is available to children K-12th grade for skill-building (sports or dance activities, classes, summer learning, etc.), camps or childcare.

~Family education provides ongoing community-based parent and family education programs which enable parents to acquire knowledge, skills and techniques that will assist them with their children; topics include cyber safety, resiliency in the age of anxiety, and danger of alcohol and prescription drug use and abuse.

 

100 Faithful Friends Donations to Date

Meeting Meeting Date Winning Charity  Donation Total
1 Sep-15 Dutton Farm  $                  4,100.00
2 Dec-15 LifeBUILDERS Detroit  $                10,000.00
3 Mar-16 Pontiac Dream Center  $                  7,800.00
4 Jun-16 Faith Works  $                  8,000.00
5 Sep-16 St. Clair Butterfly Foundation  $                  8,900.00
6 Dec-16 Amiee O’Neill & family  $                10,200.00
7 Mar-17 Manna Community Meals  $                10,600.00
8 Jun-17 Audra Katchorek & family  $                10,900.00
9 Sep-17 New Day Foundation  $                10,300.00
10 Dec-17 Bryant Paul Miller & family  $                10,000.00
11 Mar-18 Great Lakes Burn Camp  $                10,000.00
12 Jun-18 Helping Hands Gifts  $                10,000.00
13 Sep-18 Faith Works  $                10,400.00
14 Dec-18 Six Feet Over  $                10,400.00
15 Mar-19 Love For A Child  $                10,000.00
16 Jun-19 YWAM Metro Detroit  $                10,000.00
17 Sep-19 Hope Center  $                  9,400.00
18 Dec-19 Purposeful Youth Detroit  $                  9,000.00
19 Mar-20 Blessings in a Backpack  $                  9,750.00
20 Jun-20 Meals on Wheels  $                  9,600.00
21 Sep-20 St. Patrick Senior Center  $                  9,300.00
22 Dec-20 Patron/Abide Ministries  $                10,300.00
23 Mar-21 The Links, Inc. – Oakland County  $                  9,000.00
24 Jun-21 Know Resolve  $                  9,250.00
25 Sep-21 Gifts For All God’s Children  $                  9,250.00
26 Dec-21 Thaar Care Foundation  $                  9,750.00
27 Mar-22 Hope Against Trafficking  $                  8,800.00
 $  255,000.00