Songs Against Slavery hosts benefit concerts to raise awareness of human trafficking and raise funds for their partnering non-profits.
Songs Against Slavery’s passionate co-founders, Grace and Lauren met in high school. As the two set out for separate colleges in Michigan, they did not expect to become co-founders of a non-profit. When the two friends returned home from their first year of college Grace expressed concerns about an article she had read pertaining to sex trafficking. Grace felt called to take action and address the ongoing issue with her passion for music. Read More
White Field Farm is a social enterprise providing employment to survivors of human trafficking through the creation of soaps, candles, lotions, and more.
White Field Farm has partnered with a local non-profit The Hope Project. The Hope Project was founded due to the high human trafficking rate in Long Island and the disconnect between resources and survivors recovering. The Hope Project saw an opportunity and is in the process of creating a program centralizing resources survivors need. Read More
Nine-year old Luke started his own business selling pickles to raise money and buy his homeless friend a house. Read More
Founder of Karama, Dyan, felt called to start Young Life in Ethiopia. After making the move from Indiana to Africa, she started building relationships with community members. Dyan saw the need for livable wages after learning that many women were in undignified professions. Dyan started brainstorming how to create livable wages and noticed the wonderful craftsmanship in the local community. Dyan wanted to help grow the local craftsmanship business. She ordered silkworms and taught herself how to spin silk. Soon after learning her new skill, Dyan began teaching six women how to make scarves. The scarves were then shipped to women in the U.S. and sold. Read More
Behind the doors of this little blue house, lives are changed. Poverty & The Arts is a Nashville non-profit working with the homeless community to encourage creativity. Art and merchandise created by homeless individuals is sold, creating proceeds which go toward furthering the lives of these hardworking men and women.
After connecting with a homeless community back home in Kentucky, Nicole realized how creative the homeless community is. She noticed they use their resources in unique ways. Nicole brought her passion for connecting with the homeless to Nashville, when she started at Belmont in 2010. As a student worker, she planned community service events for the student body. She wanted to get Belmont students connected with the homeless population. Read More
WOW! My heart is so full! Hugs Café is an incredible establishment filled with positivity, friendship, and purpose. This amazing café employs special needs adults with a true passion for their job. Just look at the smiles in the picture! You can tell this is a group of bright individuals.
Hugs Café employs twenty-two men & women with special needs including down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, and more. These conditions do not define or set boundaries for this hardworking team at Hugs Café. After the training process, jobs are assigned based on the individual’s skill set. Responsibilities include bussing tables, working the cash register, washing dishes, baking, and more. Read More