Freedom Forum

February 2016 Freedom Forum

Freedom Forum is a monthly visual round-up of insight into Freedom 4/24 and the fight against human trafficking.

Race Season is Here!

Run 4 Their Lives events are on the horizon around the country and no matter where you live, you can participate! Here's what is new this year:
1. Participate Virtually from Anywhere
The newest Freedom 4/24 initiative, the spring Run 4 Their Lives Virtual 5K can be completed anywhere, including a treadmill. To participate, simply map your own course and run/walk your course anytime between April 30 and May 1. When you register to participate in the virtual event, you will receive a t-shirt, an event medal, and a bio of a human trafficking survivor for whom you can pray, fundraise, and run!
2. Use Your Business for Good
There are many ways your business, employees, and patrons can help support this race and the cause of Freedom 4/24. Help us financially by becoming a race sponsor, or support the event by donating goods and services like gifts cards, items that can be given as prizes at the event, or food and drinks for the event participants. Then, put up our race announcement poster in your stores and encourage your employees to participate or volunteer!
3. Refer Friends for a Discount on Your Entry 
When you register for a race near you, you receive a code to share with your friends and family through email or social media. For the first FOUR people who use your code to register, you receive a $2 discount per person. When a FIFTH person uses your code, you receive a bonus $12 discount for a total of $20 off the $24 registration fee! Sign up today and start referring.

Participate Now!



Freedom 4/24 partner, The Arbor Charlottesville, has named Seth Wispelwey as its new Executive Director. Wispelwey begins his tenure in the role March 7. The Arbor, a Charlottesville nonprofit, strives to help eliminate modern-day slavery in Virginia by providing safe housing, connections to resources, and a supportive community from which women who are survivors of human trafficking can reclaim vibrant, healthy, and independent lives.Wispelwey joins The Arbor following his tenure with International Justice Mission, a global organization that protects the poor from violence, including forced labor slavery and human trafficking, in the developing world. Taking the helm at The Arbor as it enters its second full year of operations, Wispelwey succeeds Joanna Jennings, a co-founder of The Arbor and the first executive director who led the organization through its establishment, opening, and first year of service.On May 7, Freedom 4/24 will partner with The Arbor to hold Run 4 Their Lives Charlottesville. Learn more and sign up at

Stand with us to #EndIt

Shine a Light on Slavery Day is this Thursday, February 25. This day is about all of us raising our collective voices for freedom. Put an "X" on your hand and post it online to show your support.

Remember, that the work to fight human trafficking is year round. It's what gets us out of bed every morning. And it is only possible through YOUR support! As little as $24/month helps to provide rescue and restoration to girls around the world. Click below to partner with us today. Together, we can #EndIt.

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January 2016 Freedom Forum

Freedom Forum is a monthly visual round-up of insight into Freedom 4/24 and the fight against human trafficking.

3 Ways You Can Help Us Bring Freedom in 2016

We are so excited about the year ahead and the abundant opportunities it is already bringing as we work together to bring freedom and justice to girls and women around the world.

This year, we want YOU to experience our work in a new and personal way.

Here are 3 simple ways to engage in 2016:

#1: Experience Our Work From the Ground

This year, Freedom 4/24 is leading a trip to all three of our international partners in India, Uganda, and Thailand. These trips will connect team members with unforgettable experiences and relationships as they witness what is being done to fight sexual exploitation and trafficking in each country, as well as how the girls in each location are being rescued and restored.

  • India: In April, our team will connect with our partner, Freedom Firm, to host a camp for teenage survivors of exploitation and trafficking.
  • Uganda: In July, our team will spend time with the girls at Christine's House, who are finding freedom and restoration at this safe house.
  • Thailand: In December,the team will help throw Christmas parties for girls and women in the red light districts so they may learn about the permanent freedom offered at Beginnings, our partner in Bangkok.
Our India trip is now full but limited spots are open for Uganda and Thailand. To apply for a trip, email

#2: Use Creativity to Fundraise

The women you see in this photo are beaming as they graduate from Christine's House, our safe house in Uganda. This would not be possible without fundraising! Last semester, Liberty Christian Academy partnered with us to support Christine's House and raised more than $45,000! To accomplish this, students challenged each other, gave up Christmas presents, and more.

Fundraisers don't need to be BIG! Simply use your creativity or resources to help raise awareness and funds in any amount. Every dollar counts. Give your birthday or your graduation. Go without makeup. Run a race. Start today by emailing to set up your fundraiser!

#3: Run or Ride for Freedom

Along with the opportunity to fundraise, Run 4 Their Lives and Ride 4 Freedom give anyone a chance to get a little exercise while helping to raise awareness and funds for Freedom 4/24 and our domestic and international partners. We are offering these events all over the country, so sign up for one near you at

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