DIAD Hula Hoop Games

The Done-in-a-Day committee is working with the Ballard Boys and Girls club to bring fun activities and programing to children in our community as part of supporting the Combatting Childhood Obesity focus area. Ballard Boys & Girls Club 1767 NW 64th St Seattle, WA 98107 The Done in a Day committee partnered with professional instructorsContinue reading “DIAD Hula Hoop Games”

Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Passes House

From our Advocacy Committee: Bill to combat human trafficking, focusing on online child escort ads, passes House OLYMPIA — Today, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan anti-trafficking bill to keep minors from being exploited through online ads for escort services such as Backpage.com. Having already passed the Senate, the bill now goes to theContinue reading “Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Passes House”

From Advocacy – Call + Response review

Snowmageddon can’t stop us!  The Advocacy Committee was thrilled that over 70 people came out on January 22, 2012 to Hillel-UW for the screening of Call+Response.  Advocacy committee members Angela Allen and Marisa Jenkins worked closely with Alex Sum, Co-Founder of Seattle Against Slavery and Founder/Chairman of Hope for Seattle, to arrange the movie screeningContinue reading “From Advocacy – Call + Response review”

Call+Response: Feature Documentary and Panel Discussion

January 22, 2012 5:00 pm Hillel UW 4745 17th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105 206-527-1997 CALL+RESPONSE is a first of its kind feature documentary/musical performance film that reveals the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. CALL+RESPONSE goes deep undercover where slavery is thriving from theContinue reading “Call+Response: Feature Documentary and Panel Discussion”

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

The Junior League of Seattle focuses on women and children with a passionate interest in preventing human trafficking.  As we explore what we can do to bring an end to this horrible practice, we want to make everyone aware of what exactly human trafficking is and why it matters to us. On January 22, 2012,Continue reading “January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month”

Santa’s Helpers shift & the YWCA toy drive recap!

Our volunteers had great success shopping at Target, where we filled 4 shopping carts with all of our purchases. Our group of merry shoppers split into teams to better tackle the different departments and be sure to collect all the items YWCA said they needed. We focused on boy toys, girl toys, clothing, books/baby items, aimingContinue reading “Santa’s Helpers shift & the YWCA toy drive recap!”

Junior League of Seattle and Seattle Tilth

In an effort to heighten awareness towards combating childhood obesity, the Seattle Junior League partnered Seattle Tilth at their Good Shepherd Garden in Wallingford on a blustery fall afternoon.  Seattle Tilth is a nationally recognized non-profit educational organization dedicated to inspiring and educating people to garden organically and conserve natural resources.  They teach adults andContinue reading “Junior League of Seattle and Seattle Tilth”

Done-In-A-Day Service Shift Recaps

Shift:NW Harvest service shift on October 22, 2011. Donning plastic gloves and plastic hair nets, Junior League of Seattle members packaged 12,350 lbs of food for delivery to over 11,300 families in the greater Seattle area on October 22nd with Northwest Harvest. The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry peopleContinue reading “Done-In-A-Day Service Shift Recaps”

Human trafficking: Washington Works to Stop Demand

The key to stopping forced labor and sex slavery – also known as human trafficking – is to stop demand. The Seattle area ranks among the top in the world for sexual exploitation of minors, according to Robin Schildmeyer of Genesis Project, an organization dedicated to protecting young women victimized by human trafficking. The organizationContinue reading “Human trafficking: Washington Works to Stop Demand”

Online Anti-Trafficking Outreach Training

This information came from the Health & Human Services Dept. Engaging Volunteers in Anti-trafficking Outreach On September 14, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducted a free, online WebEx training during which Mrs. Sandie Morgan of Vanguard University presented on “Engaging Volunteers in Anti-trafficking Outreach.” The recorded session with audio andContinue reading “Online Anti-Trafficking Outreach Training”