SOAP: Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution in Green Bay

30 May

We are excited to announce that More Precious Than Rubies is partnering with Theresa Flores of Traffick Free to launch the SOAP (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution) Project in Green Bay!

Who is Theresa Flores and what is the SOAP Project?

On her worst night, being auctioned off to nearly two dozen men in a dingy, dirty, inner city Detroit motel, Ms. Flores recalled the only item that would have reached out to her, a bar of soap to clean up. With that in mind, she created S.O.A.P.-Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution. It distributes free bars of soap with key identifying questions and the number for the National Human Trafficking Hotline, 888-3737-888, to hotels that are at risk for human trafficking.

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I highly recommend reading her book, The Slave Across the Street, which can be purchased here.
{In this powerful true story, Theresa Flores shares how her life as an All-American, blue-eyed, blond-haired 15-year-old teenager who could have been your neighbor was enslaved into the dangerous world of sex trafficking while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit.}

The SOAP Project goals are:
• To educate hotel owners and staff on human trafficking.
• To offer a way for hotel owners, clientele and victims to reach out for help.
• To locate missing children.
• To mobilize volunteers who are burdened with this issue and don’t know how to help.
• To address the demand side of trafficking through awareness

Why the SOAP Project in Green Bay?

It is no secret that demand for commercial sex rises significantly surrounding sporting events. Packer games, while offering entertainment for many, simultaneously increases the demand for commercial sex locally. We are excited to be coordinating a SOAP outreach for each home Packer game starting with the 2013 season!

The SOAP Project is a great opportunity to get out there and make a difference. Volunteers will be trained on human trafficking in the US and become part of a unique outreach that raises an army against this horrible crime. By labeling a tiny bar of soap, they have a chance at potentially saving a girl’s life.

SOAPHow can you help?

Pray!
Pray with us for solid partnerships, the formation of the SOAP Team, funds to be raised, to be well received by hotel staff and management, and for people have the opportunity to be set free.

Join the SOAP Team! Come get trained on human trafficking in the US. Label and distribute bars of soap to area hotels. Talk to hotel owners and managers and provide them with an overview of what is happening to young girls in their hotels. Distribute missing children posters.

Adopt a Hotel!
Provide the soap and prayer covering for a hotel for one game or for the entire season (including the two preseason games. Because let’s be honest…we start the season ASAP around here).

Small Hotel – $10/game or $100/season
Medium Hotel – $25/game or $250/season
Large Hotel – $35/game or $350/season

Adopt a Hotel donations can be mailed to: More Precious Than Rubies, 831 Schoen St, Green Bay, WI 54302. Please include a note letting us know your intent to adopt a hotel as well as your name and address so we can be sure to send you your donation receipt.

2 Responses to “SOAP: Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution in Green Bay”

  1. tiffani smith June 8, 2013 at 12:38 PM #

    I am interested in joining your team, I live in the Appleton area and would like to offer my support and energy to helping make a difference in this fight against human trafficking. Please contact me with more info.thank you.

    • moreprecious June 10, 2013 at 8:22 AM #

      Tiffani,
      I’m so glad to hear you are wanting to get involved and make a difference! I tried to contact you, but the email listed said it failed. Would you please email me at pulledfromthepit (at) gmail (dot) com and let me know what you are interested in helping out with? Thanks again!

      Sarah

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