Hope for the Sold has an announcement to make!
One by one, countries around the world are asking the question, “should we legalize prostitution?” It has developed into a heated debate that rages like wildfire, leaving abolitionists frustrated, the public confused, and the sex industry on guard. Unfortunately, victims of sex trafficking are the ones falling through the cracks, and pimps and traffickers are taking full advantage of increased demand for paid sex. Does legalization of prostitution actually work to make our society a better and safer place for women, or are there there better alternatives that need to be explored?
Hope for the Sold is embarking on a journey to find out. Our goal is to make a film about legalization of prostitution, its implications, and what we as a society need to do to to put an end to sex trafficking and exploitation. We believe that there are actions that can be taken on a systemic level that can prevent sex trafficking from happening in the first place. And we think that a film is an effective way to provoke thought and action that will lead to change.
Many of you have been asking over the last two years what you can do. Here is your chance! We are raising $80,000 to make this film and need your help! We recently partnered with International Teams to get charitable status, so donations to Hope for the Sold are now eligible for tax receipts.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Do you like cooking? Cook up a storm, invite all your friends, and charge per plate!
- Do you have some junk to get rid of? Have a garage sale and donate your proceeds to Hope for the Sold.
- Do you have access to a DVD player and a screen? Have a showing of our first film and take up a love offering to fund this film.
I have personally always liked investing in projects that are vision-loaded and tangible, and this offers both. If you wish to support us in this endeavour, cheques can be made out to Hope for the Sold and sent to:International Teams Canada 1 Union Street
Canada N3B 3J9
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or ideas. Would love to hear from you. And share this with everyone you can! Let’s end exploitation together!