- There are many problem in the world, and many good causes we can support. Is there a particular cause which is on your heart?
- What have you done about it...or what do you plan to do?
There are various causes which I care about. If you've been following my blog at all the last couple weeks you can probably guess which one "gets to me" the most. When I first learned that slavery still existed I was horrified...but it was something "far away" and I was a poor college student and didn't see what I could do. Surprisingly I didn't hear more about this issue for several years...but then I started to stumble on articles here and there. I learned that it was very widespread...and that it didn't just happen across the world but that it happened here. I learned that men in Florida had been beaten and locked in a truck and forced to pick tomatoes for nothing, that women and young girls are forced to prostitute themselves by violent pimps on US streets daily, that 1,000s are trafficked into the US every year for forced work of one sort or another. I learned that forced labor (here and abroad) contributes to almost every product we buy. And I learned about the horrors of child sex trafficking, and how American pediphiles helped fuel the "sex tourism" industry in Asia.
I thought of what I could do, and I came up with an idea to use giveaways to spread awareness. In stead of asking someone to go check out a product to enter, I'd ask them to check out some info on human trafficking. I put this idea into practice this month in the Hearts Should Be Free Giveaway Event. And the response I've gotten is so encouraging. More people have entered these giveaways than any I've held here before, and the comments let me know people are really hearing.
So, whatever it is that's the cause of your heart....I want to encourage you that you can do something about it. Being part of the solution is not out of reach.