Did You Know?
- There are more slaves today than any other time in history.
- Human trafficking affects individuals in every country of all walks of life. Approximately 14,500-17,500 people are trafficked in the U.S. annually. To put it into perspective – in 2015, 47 cases of human trafficking were reported in Tennessee alone.
- Human trafficking and smuggling are not interchangeable. Human trafficking is about exploitation and uses force, fraud, and/or coercion. Smuggling is simply the act of illegal transportation.
Values of Grow Free Tennessee
We choose love first.
We approach our work with humility and a spirit of service.
We believe in the power of the community.
We create innovative solutions to complex problems.
We serve with the understanding that healing takes times.
Who We Are
We are a small team of students who have a driven passion to make a difference and bring awareness to human trafficking in our community! Human trafficking is an issue that is recognized by most college students, however, the majority of students on campus do not realize the local impact it truly has on our society. WE are firm believers of one's own free will and opportunity to create a better life for those around us. We decided to advocate for Grow Free Tennessee because of their impact in Knoxville with this issue.
We are looking for your help to raise $1000+ for Grow Free Tennessee! Our first major priority is to bring this gruesome issue to the surface, and cause people to want to make a change with us. We hope to be a force that will create change, and stand with survivors.
"Empowering Survivors. Fostering Change."
Each donation amount will go to Grow Free Tennessee to help transform someone's life.
$5-20: Sponser Grow Free's mission about human trafficking
$50: Gives clean clothes, transportation, and provides a hot meal for a survivor
$100: Sponser's a survivor's first night at the Grow Free's safe house
$250: Support the survivors's first few days journey to restoration
$500: Cover one full week of care for survivor of human trafficking
Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated it provided valuable support.
Become a human trafficking advocate! Be the change this community needs. Help us make a difference in our home, Knoxville, Tennessee. We ask that you share our campaign with your friends, families, and peers! Click here, to learn more about our story and how Grow Free helps impact survivors. Give hope here.
Fundraising Website: here!