Abolitionists with an appreciation for great apparel have until 9:59 a.m. (PST) May 6 to buy a limited edition tank, T, sweater, or hoodie with freedom-themed designs to raise awareness about modern slavery and announce their stand against it.
In addition, $7 of each purchase will be donated to Polaris Project, a leading anti-human trafficking organization, to help fund their work to rescue and provide crisis intervention and aftercare services for domestic trafficking victims.
Los Angeles-based “social good company” Sevenly has an innovative model to raise awareness about “the world’s greatest causes while funding the organizations that are engaged in the work to help. Every week, Sevenly launches a line of fashionable apparel and donates $7 from each sale to their “charity of the week.”
This week’s charity is Polaris Project whose mission is to mobilize individuals and communities to respond to end human trafficking and help those harmed by it in the U.S. and globally. Polaris Project also operates the National Human Trafficking Resource Center “hotline”: 888-373-7888.
This 24/7 toll-free number can be called to report a human trafficking tip, connect with local anti-trafficking services, or request training and information about trafficking and how to fight it. They recently added a texting service: “HELP” or “INFO” to 233733.
Polaris Project will use funds from Sevenly sales this week to support the hotline crisis intervention services plus counseling, emergency housing, food, and emergency medical and mental health treatment for victims. Sevenly’s fund-raising goal this week is $21,000 for Polaris Project.
According Sevenly, their driving force is their belief that “there is no greater calling than to provide, heal, rescue, and serve the others” and they strive to “to move a generation toward generosity and an intentional love for others.
Sevenly credits Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 26 for their overall purpose: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”