Ready for Christmas yet? Each year Hope for the Sold selects ethical gift ideas that will support victims, empower survivors, traffic-proof communities, and spark social change. Make sure to check out the picks I’ve already highlighted, which include Christmas cards made by sex trafficking survivors and 25 minutes of film editing to support our next documentary project.
Today’s gift idea, from the International Teams Christmas Catalogue, is another opportunity to support the film that Hope for the Sold is working on. We love to be part of preventing trafficking and believe that film is a powerful way to impact legislation, shape opinion, and change how people choose to act and live. Our next documentary is on legalization/decriminalization of prostitution and how that is connected to trafficking, which you can learn about here. The goal is to make a compelling film that will help prevent the exploitation of thousands.
A gift of $100 covers an afternoon of shooting footage. This really is the most important building block of a documentary, as without footage there is nothing to work with. The plan is to film in several countries, and you can be part of making this a reality!
This is a perfect gift for friends and family members who love movies, are interested in film-making, or are passionate about fighting for justice. You will receive an International Teams Canada greeting card that you can print off and then use to let friends and family members know that a gift has been given in their name. Tax receipts are issued (to the donor) for all Canadian donations whether you bought a gift in your own name or on behalf of someone else.
Please check out our pitch video, and if this vision is something you track with, get started by clicking below!
If you want to support a different component of our film, you can give the gift of 25 Minutes of Film Editing ($25.00), Transportation to a Local Screening Event ($50.00), or One Minute of Completed Film ($1,000).
If you want to support the project with a random amount, you can make a donation online here or get information on where to send cheques here. Though American donations cannot receive a tax receipt for the gift catalogue items, donations or cheques that go through the International Teams U.S. office are tax deductible – get the details here.
Let’s all make choices this Christmas season that empower the downtrodden, vulnerable, and exploited.