One of my favorite charities is doing something new and wonderful, and not only do I want to be a part of it, I hope you will want to be involved as well.
Love146 has partnered with Imagine Goods to radically change the way they produce and sell products that promote awareness of the incredibly tragic (and rapidly growing) issue of modern day slavery, to do so in an ethically sound way. Watch this quick video to get the whole story (or read this, if you’re not into video)…
Joining the movement to affect lasting change for trafficked and exploited children (and adults, for that matter) requires thoughtful action. This need doesn’t jive well with our instant gratification consumer mindset, and as a result, well-intentioned dollars can perpetuate the problem. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and think, “Oh! That brand contributes to a cause I believe in!” and hand over our money, walking away feeling better about the world, only to have the brand donate a tiny amount of their profit to the cause in question, or manufacture their products under horrific working conditions using forced labor.
In this fight against injustice, it is important to know where your money is going, and where your products are coming from. I want my efforts to actually help someone, not just make me feel good about myself. I’m sure you feel the same.
I am thrilled to know that Love146 and Imagine Goods are doing everything they can to make sure that the people they help really are being helped, and that they are practicing ethical and sustainable business.
Love146 is an international non-profit that combats child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care, prevention education, professional training, and empowerment. Their goal is the abolition of child slavery and exploitation with effective, thoughtful solutions, with the power of Love and its ability to affect sustainable change.
Imagine Goods is run by two women who work with vulnerable and marginalized people around the globe to provide them with fair wages and safe working conditions, while producing products that spread the word about important human rights and social justice issues.