Shine the Light Donation - $50
100% of each donation goes DIRECTLY to the victims of human sex trafficking.
SHINE THE LIGHT on human trafficking
If you are looking for ways to continue to help local victims of human trafficking, the list below gives you some ideas. Any donations can be left at Dragonfly Shops and Gardens - we also auction off many donated items, with the 100% of the proceeds going towards the survivors. Monetary donations can be made directly to Waymakers via https://waymakersoc.org/. or here, on this page.
Things to buy/donate for victims of human trafficking:
Gift cards for fast food in increments of $10, $15 or $20 - These are used as soon as a victim is picked up as they often haven’t eaten recently. Having a variety to choose from gives the victims control to choose where they would like to eat. Control - of anything in their life - that’s been taken away from them.
Local Take Out: In ‘N Out - Carl’s Jr. - Taco Bell - McDonalds - Jack in the Box - Chipotle - Subway
Burger King - Wendy’s - Starbucks - Etc.
Other gift cards in increments of $20 - $50 - Used for necessities. Amazon is used to send items directly to victims.
Target - Walmart - Amazon
Note - The reason shampoo, soap, etc. cannot have a hotel insignia is that the victim might have been trafficked at that hotel and it would be a trigger.
Backpacks for men: A small, medium or large backpack (gently used is ok!) to be filled with:
Sweat pants - medium or large - Sweatshirt - Underwear - Socks - Disposable razors + shaving cream
Small bars of soap, shampoo & conditioner - Deodorant - Toothbrush - Toothpaste - Sandals with no toe strap, size 9 or 10 - Comb - Pack of tissues - Small notebook and pen - Fidget spinner or playdough or deck of cards - tactile; something to do while waiting
Art Supplies - gives the victims something to do while waiting
Coloring book for adults & colored pencils, with a sharpener - in a large baggie - Journals or Notebooks with Pens
Ethnic hair care products
Lotion - no hotel insignia please