ONCE AGAIN, WE ARE COLLECTING YOUR UNWANTED JEWELRY! As you purchase gifts and receive new accessories this holiday season, please consider donating your used or unwanted old accessories to FIGHT Ministries through Top Buttons. We will send them all the donations we receive from you! So during the month of December, we would like to highlight one of our three anti-human trafficking organizations that The Sozo Initiative supports. F.I.G.H.T. Ministries, or Freeing Individuals from the Grasp of Human Trafficking, is a Christian organization located in the Dominican Republic. Their goal is to “rescue, rehabilitate and provide prevention to victims that are trapped in a system and society of oppression and abuse.”
As part of F.I.G.H.T.’s preventative and restorative efforts, they train the women and children in trades such as jewelry making and selling through a division of their ministry called New Creations. In order to keep up this trade they are in need of more supplies. F.I.G.H.T. needs your old, broken, or unwanted jewelry that they will renew into beautiful creations. The money they make by selling this jewelry will not only provide a job for those that have been rescued from human trafficking, but also prevents and protects girls that are at risk. So we are asking for you to donate your jewelry and help provide a job and safe place for these women and children.
Please read what one Dominican woman has to say about F.I.G.H.T. and to see how your donation can make a huge impact!
"I am 38 years old, mother of 4, only 2 are living. I can not read and this is my first job. My husband is currently out of work and through the opportunity with New Creations under F.I.G.H.T. Ministries, I am able to learn more about God, job skills and awareness of Human Trafficking. The money my daughter and I make from jewelry making provides food for our family and keeps us safe from desperate situations like prostitution and deceptive traffickers, offering to give my kids what I cannot: a better life. I am so thankful for this ministry!"
Top Buttons and the Sozo Initiative will be accepting your old, broken, or unwanted jewelry starting today through January 5th. The drop off location is located at 256 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801 from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.
If you are located outside of the Lakeland, FL area you may mail your jewelry to Top Buttons through the above address.
“We strive to be a voice for children that are dominated by the brutal world of modern-day slavery. Our purpose is to restore hope, healing, security and safety to children through the power of Christ.” - FIGHT
To learn more about FIGHT ministries please visit their website.