Naked Lime's June “Casual for a Cause” Partner: BE FREE Dayton
Of all the things we could love about Friday (no, this isn’t one of those list posts), the one we love the most at Naked Lime is the chance to make a difference.
Did you know:
- An estimated 1,078 children are sex trafficked in Ohio each year?
- The average age of entry into prostitution is 12-14 years old?
- 1 in 3 runaways will be approached by a sex trafficker with the first 48 hours?
We do, and that’s why our Friday Casual for a Cause organization for the month of June is BE FREE Dayton.
BE FREE Dayton is dedication to abolishing sex trafficking in our communities through programs promoting education, outreach, demand reduction, and research.
Educational training programs to recognize and prevent sex trafficking are free and provided on location. The introductory course can help anyone in organizations like churches, schools, social clubs, and businesses safely recognize and report the signs of trafficking in the community. BE FREE Generation Z is an age-appropriate class that teaches adolescents how to keep themselves and their friends from becoming victims. Child Protection 101 is ideal for anyone who works with kids and provides the skills and tools to recognize the signs of sex trafficking.
In addition to education, BE FREE Dayton conducts community-sponsored, hands-on outreach programs. Trained volunteers use an “in the streets, at the venues, on the grid” approach to connect with victims of trafficking and connect them with available community resources.
While this organization is local, they provide training and support nationwide for any group that would like to adopt their programming. Named FREEus, the training is provided by BE FREE Dayton experts to help educate other communities about how they can abolish sex trafficking.
We are proud that our Casual for a Cause contributions will help provide safety to trafficking victims in Dayton. But it isn’t all about money. If you can’t donate, please consider volunteering your time within the organization, or attending outreach training to directly impact your community.