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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

From our staff to you.

We are each prisoners of hope. 



























Breath in this New Year.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happiness







Christmas Eve at a Love146 
safehome. (Sorry for the blacked out eyes, I hate to do that but I wanted you to see both of their smiles).
“The girls are transformed like magic. And the girls seem to love each other with a sincerity that cannot be found among many normal children. The Love146 safehome efforts at restoring these girls have defeated the brokenness and evil spirit brought about by rape and exploitation. The girls’ innocence has been brought back. They are children once again.” – Prof. Poa (Social worker)

What could be better than that...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Something worth celebrating--William Wilberforce Act passes!

Last Wednesday, at 6 p.m., the Senate finally renewed the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Thank you to all our Abolitionists out there who helped by sending letters and calling your senators to urge them in supporting the renewal of our anti-trafficking law with the original criminal provisions of the House version. Thank you for engaging the power of your voice and vote. Perhaps we're not too naive in pursuing abolition of modern-day slavery after all.

Best,

Kathy

the following is a letter from Trafficking in Persons Ambassador Mark Lagon
U.S. Anti-Trafficking Bill is Unanimously Reauthorized by Congress

On December 10, both the House and Senate passed the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008. This bill aims to strengthen the U.S Government’s tools for combating human trafficking abroad and at home. Internationally, it focuses on the annual Trafficking in Persons Report as a diplomatic tool to encourage foreign governments to increase efforts against modern-day slavery and on child soldiers. At home, the bill aims to enhance penalties for traffickers and better protect victims on U.S. soil – whether foreign nationals or U.S. citizens. Stronger tools at home help us immensely to serve as a model for the world as we urge and assist other nations to confront slavery.

The bill embodies Congressional commitment to abolish trafficking in persons. With support from a diverse coalition, including faith-based and feminist organizations, the U.S. Government will continue to be a global force for change against slavery.

T-Visa Holders Can Become U.S. Citizens!
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced this week an interim final rule that will allow “T” and “U” non-immigrants to adjust their status and become lawful permanent residents. The rule implements provisions of the primary U.S. anti-trafficking legislation, and provides a pathway to citizenship for eligible victims of human trafficking.

“The action we are taking will further humanitarian interests by protecting victims of human trafficking and victims of other serious crimes,” said USCIS Acting Deputy Director Mike Aytes. “We also believe that law enforcement’s ability to investigate and prosecute crimes is enhanced when we can provide important immigration benefits to victims.”

The victim-centered approach codified in the TVPA must be at the heart of all of our work in confronting human trafficking. I am pleased to finally see the promulgation of this regulation. It reinforces our goal to rescue, rehabilitate, and restore victims of trafficking – whether in commercial sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, agricultural work or in factories.

Happy holidays to you and your families. May the New Year bring us more justice, fewer victims of exploitation, and renewed strength for all of us working to end slavery in our time,

Ambassador Mark P. Lagon
Director
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
U.S. Department of State
www.state.gov/g/tip
202/312-9639

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Human Rights Day.

Today is Human Rights Day. 
In a world that many times seems full of violence and destruction, take a few minutes to be inspired. Read about the rights every human being should have
Love146 is a only a small and humble part in the fight for human rights everywhere. Our cups runneth over with gratitude and hope to all those fighting the fight and winning with Love.

Holiday Teaser.

We've just released our Holiday E-Cards. This is a great way for you to be a part of effecting our programs through your funds while honoring a loved one. You can personalize each card and choose the date you would like it to be sent. 
Below are a few examples (there's more!). Go here if you would like to browse or give this particular gift of love. 
Happy Holidays!


Desirea






Tuesday, December 9, 2008


















Today I needed to be 
reminded that - 
"Love is a choice you make moment to moment."- B. De Angelis
Love will lead to abolition. 

Desirea




Friday, December 5, 2008

Love146 Abolitionists in the news

Check out what our friend Allison in Illionois is doing to highlight child sex trafficking in her hometown!
http://www.thetelegraph.com/articles/slavery_20339___article.html/child_organization.html

Deep thought: What would---could happen if we overcame our cynicism and started writing letters to the editors of newspapers again...

Cheers,

Kathy

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hold your Breath

Trey Rollins has been a friend to Love146 ever since we met him and the team at Brains on Fire (they volunteered their time and talent to help Love146 grow into our name. Please check them out). We just heard from Trey, apparently not only is he a creative genius, he's also a pretty cool musician. His new album will be released Dec. 15th and will include a song called "Hold your Breath" which was inspired by "146." 
Thanks to Trey and all of our friends who are honoring "146" and the children she represents. 

P.S. Love the T-shirts Trey.

Abolition!

Desirea
 

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving E-Cards!

As a partner of Love146, you're definitely on our "thankful" list this year. 
This Thanksgiving, we wanted to provide a way for you to continue partnering
with us in ending child sex slavery and exploitation 
while saying thank you to someone very dear in your life. 
Check out our new Thanksgiving e-cards. 
To send one, click here.
May your holiday be filled with joy,
Desirea










The New Haven Review

One thing I love most about living in a city is that there always seems to be something left to discover. I had the pleasure of discovering The New Haven Review a couple of months ago and was so honored when they asked me to submit some work based on Love146. 
Wanting to abolish child sex slavery is easy, talking about it, putting it in print, and/or showing work on it can be difficult. I am so grateful to everyone at the New Haven Review for being willing to add these photos and this story. 
To see the article click here.

Desirea

NYC Event Update.

Into the Light went so well. The space was filled to capacity with people who were excited about Love146 and Baume and Mercier's connection to photography and support of restoration. 
Lots of people, lots of great connection and conversation, and lots of yummy auction items. 
A big thank you to: Baume and Mercier, and  Carolyn Cole  for partnering to abolition child sex slavery and exploitation. 

Desirea

Thursday, November 13, 2008

NYC Event!

You're officially invited to "Into the Light." Baume and Mericer and Pulitzer prize winning photojournalist Carolyn Cole have come together to highlight children's stories of hope. Come out and have a fabulous time with us; hope to see you there! -Desirea

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Co-Founder Coolness

Ok, while Rob and I (the other co-founders) work in an office, Lamont gets to go out and rock the world. I wanted to give you guys a taste of his new album Jubilee. Most of the songs were inspired by the slavery and suffering that Lamont has seen but also by the hope, joy and fire of abolition. 




P.S. the cute guitar player is my husband.

Abolition!


Desirea

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Haven Register Article

The response to Craigslist's new safety measures has been great. Last week we received calls from press all over the country that followed our Craigslist Campaign and wanted to hear our response to these new measures. One of these papers was our local New Haven Register. An amazing Love146 intern who has faithfully and tirelessly volunteered was able to discuss the future of Craigslist and human trafficking, read the article HERE. 
Again, thank you to Soma and all of you that have brought abolition one step closer.

Desirea

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Craigslist News!

Dear Friends,

If you have been involved in Love146, you will remember our Campaign to end trafficking on Craigslist. It has been a long road, and so many of you have been involved. Out of our efforts a coalition was formed to combat human trafficking on the Internet (End Internet Trafficking Coalition: ). We received some good news today. Jim Buckmaster, CEO of Craigslist, has been working with Attorneys General throughout the country, law enforcement, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Craigslist will be working together to fight predators, which includes verifying phone numbers, and charging the "erotic services" category. 100% of profits from this will be contributed to charity. An external accounting firm will be retained to track the details. Craigslist will not profit from this. For more info. visit Craigslist blog at:
Thank you for taking action!
Together we made a difference.
Be Proud.
Keep Fighting.

Desirea

A Song of Freedom...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Rockumentary

Watch it.









www.callandresponse.com


Desirea

Monday, October 20, 2008

Email from Kelly.

I got this email over the weekend. It was totally encouraging and really showed the heart of a mother.


We (Kelly's family) are having a garage sale and I have pledged 5% of our sales to love146.
We are selling off things to help with medical expenses for our Special Needs 15 month old BUT your organization it very close to my heart.
I am still wanting to help and I am going to open a couple of online stores and plan on 5% of those sales to come your way also. I also TELL everyone about you and took the mailer and donation envelope to our family doctors office a week ago. YOU, your organization and MOST importantly the children are NOT forgotten
Love from crazy artist in Kansas, (also a mother of 3 year old daughter and 15 month old son)
Kelly

Thank you to Kelly and all of the mothers that give to children everyday. You are constantly changing the world with your love.


Desirea

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Altered Euro Bank Notes Raising Awareness.

This was just emailed to me by the Salvation Army's Initiative Against Sex Trafficking head, Lisa Thompson. I thought it was an interesting awareness tool. What do you think?


Altered Euro banknotes embellished with images of prostitutes are being used to discourage Ukrainian women from getting caught up in the sex trade.

These images, which are otherwise almost indistinguishable from the genuine notes, have been produced as part of a campaign to prevent women from the former Soviet state from seeking to work illegally in the EU.

They show underdressed women – obviously prostitutes – leaning against the grand examples of European architecture that have been printed on the currency's bills since its launch in 2002.

Messages warning about the real price of seeking black market employment abroad are printed across the top of the "fake" notes.

Sex trafficking is a serious problem in the Ukraine. Last year the International Organization for Migration estimated that 117,000 Ukrainians had been forced into prostitution or indentured labour abroad since 1991, more than any other Eastern European country.

Women who are trafficked abroad illegally are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, with the criminal gangs who arrange their transport often refusing to return their passports.

Prostitution is widespread in the Ukraine, which is home to more than 12,000 sex workers. The rise of sex tourism, fuelled by wealthy visitors from the US and the EU, sparked demonstrations from students in the capital Kiev this summer.






Cartoon

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Home.

I will always have a home. I don’t mean the adult “need –to- pay -the –mortgage” kind of home,
I mean the home of my childhood.
I walked through wheat fields taller than me.
My friends were walnut trees in a neat grove (these trees could be castles with hidden rooms, wise old giant-friends with gnarled skin or sinister great owls ready to wrap leafy wings and carry me off through the dark).
I developed my love for pancakes with peanut butter and syrup.
I fought with a little brother – white-haired and stubborn.
I closed my eyes each evening after moonlit prayers with parents on whose own prayers I am built to this day.
A million things, greater than the stars are bound in me from home.
My bones, my soul were formed by this home of mine.
And I know, it is still there and always carried with me.

I think of these little ones.
I think of their home.
We began construction this September.
A rounded home – built without corners. No corners to alienate, no corners to hide.
Just curves. Curves like a mother’s hug, like a father’s protection.
What wonders will these children carry with them from their new home?
Do you remember home?
Do you know home now?
This home, this rounded home is built from tears, from fight, from belief, from research, from knowledge. This home is built from your hands and ours.
In this home will be Love.

For children who thought they were dogs, for girls who thought they were refuse, for victims who thought their time was done, for beauty ravaged by ugly violence, for the fathers and mothers of abolition who came before us, for our sisters and brothers who work in a breadth and width of belief in restoration. This home is dedicated.

May these children one day, look back at their home and realize it is always there, still carried with them, and in it they always have known Love.


Desirea

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Investment returns; WAY UP!!!

The front page of our newspaper (and just about every other newspaper) this morning had the following headline: “Investment returns; down!”

This unstable and insane economic climate (I think this is the first time in my life I’ve ever used the term “economic climate”. I suddenly feel like one of those talking head economists on CNN). Anyway…This unstable and insane economic climate is consuming the news and all of our thoughts lately.

In the midst of the chaos, I have found a sure fire investment opportunity that guarantees amazing returns. And because I’m a generous guy, I’m going to share it with you and give you the chance to get in on it.

Are you ready?

Invest in children.

Henry James wrote; “To believe (invest) in a child is to believe (invest) in the future. Through their aspirations they will save the world. With their combined knowledge the turbulent seas of hate and injustice will be calmed. They will champion the causes of life's underdogs, forging a society without class discrimination. They will supply humanity with music and beauty as it has never known. They will endure. Towards these ends I pledge my life's work.” (I added invest)

We are watching staggering returns in the lives of our children in safehomes who are being restored to life again and beginning to dream of unbelievably promising futures.

Nelson Mandela said; “"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats (invests in) its children." (invests in; mine)

Will you join me in the investment of a lifetime which will produce returns for generations?

Invest here: http://www.love146.org/


-Rob




Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Love146 Campus Coalition--fall ideas

Even though it's my job, I sometimes find it difficult to come up with creative ideas to raise trafficking awareness that can be passed on to taskforces and campuses. It's always amazing to hear about new ideas popping up from individuals and groups, so I thought I would share the latest: remember those middle school lock in parties?
the T-shirt design

A campus coalition chapter in Oneonta, NY has just started planning a "Lock In for Love" at their church. They want to hold a marathon of some sort throughout the night to raise money for Love146, and they plan to involve speakers and sexual awareness centers in the area in theactivities. They're already designing t-shirts to advertise a night of fun and abolition. What an awesome way to engage in anti-trafficking initiatives just with time and passion. That's all it takes. It inspires me to keep looking for ways to raise awareness and raise funds. Keep us updated on your ideas, too!

Allison Rodriguez, allison@love146.org
Research Advocacy Intern
New England Regional Campus Director

Monday, September 22, 2008

Love146 Contest!

Love146 is holding a contest (of sorts). As an organization we believe in the power of art (hopefully you have noticed). Although we have some crafty genius artist types in our office, we wanted to invite you to use your voice (your pen, design skills…) after all, abolishing child sex slavery is not on the shoulders of one, it must be that collective shout that will hopefully put Love146 out of a job. 
We need a few shirt designs.
There are really no limits but we are looking for art
Send me (Desirea: d.rodgers@love146.org) an original design by Sept. 30th.

Design requirements: 2000 by 2000 pixels/ 10 by 10 inches/ 200 dpi/ on white background.  
NOTE: white = transparent, nothing white will be able to be printed.
Please include your name and a sentence releasing Love146 to use your original design. 
On October 10th we will announce the three winners, and your shirt will be immediately available onSkreened.com
Spread the Word.
Let the shouting begin.


Desirea

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

CT Event!

Ok, this has to be one of the best shows of the year and it’s right in your neighborhood! I could possibly be a bit biased because Lamont Hiebert (Ten Shekel Shirt) is a dear friend and co-founder of Love146 and Jonny Rodgers happens to be the best and hottest musician in the world (and also my husband), but I don't think so. 

Seriously, if you haven’t heard the new 10SS album “Jubilee” you must.

Join us if you can, we would love to see you there.

 

Details:

Tonight! Wednesday, September 17th 2008
SCSU,

All proceeds going to Love146

STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM (parking in lot 7, 8, and 9)

TEN SHEKEL SHIRT, JONNY RODGERS & KATE YORK
501 Crescent St. New Haven, Connecticut  06515 


7:00pm
Donation accepted for students with ID. General admission tickets are $12 via iTickets

Love146
The Abolition of Child Sex Slavery & Exploitation - Nothing Less.

Visit www.love146.orgPhone: 203 772 4420
PO BOX 8266, NEW HAVEN, CT 06530
For more info email: andrew@love146.org

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Secret.

“In these pages I tell secrets about…myself because I believe that it is not only more honest but vastly more interesting than to pretend that I have no such secrets to tell. I not only have my secrets, I am my secrets. And you are your secrets.” ~Frederick Beuchner

My secret is, today I'm having a hard time believing that abolition is possible. I don't know why today, we haven't received a troubling story, the children in our safehomes seem to be doing really well. Maybe it's because there was another shooting in my city last night, another 20 year old with a name soon forgotten, and yet everyone just goes about our day as usual (we have to don't we). Or, maybe it is because there seems to be so much antagonism between right and left, conservative and liberal, human and human. If we can't get along when we disagree over politics how can we end slavery? 

So, what do I do on these sort of days? 

I laugh:



I look at someone else's art:




I remind myself that in simplicity is beauty and hope:




I think it is true, we are our secrets, but that isn't all we are. Vulnerability can 

create community. When one says, "this is my secret" that secret is out like a flash 

and if handled with care can reach a point of no longer holding power. One 

of the carriers will bend over and whisper "But it is possible. Look at all of these 

people with flaming hearts and hands ready to defend, to protect to celebrate." And,

perhaps another will say "Look at the mothers and fathers of abolition who came before

us." And with each word, the secret dissipates and hope remains.


Desirea

Monday, September 15, 2008

Through a (round) window.


Construction has begun on our Rounded Safehome in the Philippines. This home will mean so much to so many children. It will change lives and bring us one more step toward abolition. To all of you who partner with us; thank you. 

Desirea

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Beauty

Liz - an amazing abolitionist sent me these pics with an email saying she distributed this invitation to her dorm!
.
You better watch out for Liz, she is going to change the world.
If you are interested in starting a Love146 campus chapter, please contact Kathy (kathy@love146.org)

Abolition is coming,

Desirea

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Bureau

Love146 is committed to ethical practice in all that we do. This is particularly clear when talking about your donations.

We hope this will be even more evident by obtaining the Better Business Bureau’s seal of approval.

“The appearance of the seal in a charity’s mailings, on its website, in newspaper and magazine advertisements or elsewhere is a clear and concise sign that the charity meets the Alliance’sStandards for Charity Accountability.

Donors may not know, though, that for charities, putting the seal in their materials is the culmination of a demanding process. Before national charities can even apply to use the seal, they must undergo evaluation by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, the nation’s most experienced charity evaluator.  And the evaluation process is anything but superficial.  It involves rigorous scrutiny of a charity’s governance, effectiveness, finances and solicitations and informational materials.  The standards go beyond what government regulators require.”

Love146 is not only committed to the children we serve, but to the donors who are making abolition and restoration possible.


  

(Isn't she a beauty)


 

 

 


Sunday, September 7, 2008

"Music 'WE' Like" Clarification

   After the recent addition of ABBAS' classic "take a chance on me" to the Music We Like at the Moment section of this blog, I felt that I (Ben) must make a little clarification.  My clarification is that the phrase "music WE like at the moment" may be slightly deceiving.  I do understand  the delightfully cheeky reason in which WE put "take a chance on me" up in this section (because we want you to take a chance on us as Love146, and we were just given some lotto winnings).  But we do want you to take a chance on us... we really do,  we even talk about it in meetings (which is how the song was put up on the blog in the first place, although I thought we were all just joking).  My clarification is simply this... there may be only a handful of reasons in which I would be liking ABBAS' "take a chance on me" at the moment.  So I thought that I would list those possible moments just to clear up any confusion out there.

1.  If I blacked out and woke up with a headache and was tied up in a movie theatre, next to my smiling wife, smelling like paint thinner, and the movie Mamma Mia was playing on the screen.  After 15 minutes of screaming and struggling to get free, I finally catch my first glimpse of Pierce Brosnan in a musical and I can't help but enjoy myself for the remainder of the movie. 

2.  If Marty McFly showed up in Doc's Delorean , we laced up our awesome high top kicks,  and shot back to 1977 to catch a duel ticket of the BeeGees and ABBA.  And then after the show Marty and I hoverboarded all over town.  I am pretty sure that I would enjoy that night.

3.  If I was in a singing, dancing, West Side Story type of gang and we were trying to recruit a new member.  

4.  If  for some reason I found myself in short gold shorts at a roller skating rink.  I think ABBA would really be the only appropriate music at that moment.  

5. If I was ever in a mustache and feathered hair type of mood. 

6.  If I was at Ikea. 

7.  As a videographer...I enjoy every single moment of this video...


8.  And I guess I will concede that I have enjoyed myself every time someone goes to the blog in our office and ABBA pops on, followed by someone else either giggling or groaning.  It's the little things in our line of work.  

In conclusion... at least it's not "dancing queen"

p.s. I welcome any other moments where you might be liking "take a chance on me"


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something beautiful.

In the U.S. alone $72 billion is spent each year on weddings. Imagine what you could do...
I received this email last week and was so encouraged. It's amazing to see the abolition movement growing. Thank you to Kim and her daughter, we are so grateful for your thoughtfulness. Everyone at Love146 wishes the bride and groom all happiness. 

Sincerely,
Desirea

"We asked the guests at my daughter's bridal shower to bring a donation for Love146 instead of spending the money on a greeting card. So we had lunch, then my daughter spoke to the ladies about human trafficking. We then showed the video and collected over $200 for Love146. She will also be doing this at her wedding reception. We will include info. on our intentions to collect for you on our invitations.. If there is a poster that we can display at our 'giving table' at her wedding reception, please let us know. We purchased the dvd and info packet with 100 postcards, and will show that at the reception as well. We pray, and wish we could do more." Kim

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Safehome Site.




Our Director of Aftercare, Dr. Gundelina Velazco and the caregivers at our Pink Home, took the girls on one last visit before construction of our Rounded Home began at this site.





The girls had a picnic where, in just a few months their new dining room will be.





They ran and played where a new playground will be built.





They climbed trees.




They sang.






These girls (photos were altered to protect identity) are so excited about their new home. This is why we work so hard. Creating spaces where children feel safe enough just to be children is part of a holistic philosophy of aftercare, but when I look at these children all I see are happy kids who have learned to dream again. Thank you for partnering with us. You are truly helping to restore lives.

Desirea

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Getting Involved

Here is a great and creative way to get involved in the fight against human slavery...








Thursday, August 28, 2008

Love 146 is getting some sweet lotto winnings!

True North Church of Port Jefferson, NY  had a member donate a lotto ticket worth $3million dollars.  True North is getting the full amount of ticket from the donor (who is remaining anonymous), and has opted to take the yearly amount.  True North is already a strong supporter of us and has pledged to donate some of their yearly winnings to us.  What is sweeter than lotto money you ask... nothing I say.  Who knew a game called  "Ba Da Bling" could do so much good?  So... thank you to True North... we love you guys,  and thank you to ANONYMOUS DONOR... we love you too.  

Here are some news links to the story...

Unicef Article on Trafficking

Really good article from Unicef on child trafficking.

Click on the title to see the article...

This quote from the article was especially affirming to how we often feel.  

"Child trafficking is a neglected form of human trafficking..." 



Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A suggestion just came in...

Emily heard about Love146 through a Paramore concert. She not only checked out our website, she looked through our "146 ways to start getting involved" and she just emailed this suggestion to us; I thought it was a good one.

"And as a suggestion for '146 Ways', people can make signs in the shape
of red dresses that say 'Love146.org' on them and tape them to people's
lockers, office/dorm doors, and anywhere else possible."

Keep the ideas coming.
Ideas + Action = Abolition.


Desirea

Abolitionists in action in PA

Kelly, who heads up a Love146 taskforce in PA, is at it again with organizing a fun and creative awareness opportunity for her community. Her continued tenacity and refusal to allow the story of #146 to fade into the busyness and obligations of everyday life is an inspiration to me and our staff.

Check out this press release on her event:
Local Church Promotes Family “Movie on the Lawn” Because These Three Words Should Never Be a Reality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local physician assistant, Kelly Towers of Lancaster General Hospital hosts community gathering after returning last year from a tour of safe homes for liberated child sex slaves in South East Asia. “After meeting a five year old little girl who was able to smile again after she was set free from a brothel, I knew when I returned to Lancaster I had to help give these girls a voice. There are more children we can save.”

Mrs. Towers traveled to Thailand and Cambodian with the non-profit organization Love146 to witness first hand the detrimental effects child sex trafficking is having in South East Asia. Love146 works towards the abolition of child sex trafficking through prevention and aftercare. “There are millions of predators, millions of victims, and billions of dollars in this story,” says Rob Morris, president and co-founder of Love146 “but the problems should never be viewed through millions of people, but only through one child and once we see the eyes of one child instead of faceless millions, there is a call to action that demands a response.”

How can those in Lancaster County join the abolition movement? Mrs. Towers and other local Love146 task members have joined with Community Fellowship Church to host “Movie on the Lawn” on Saturday, September 6th at 7:30 p.m. The free community gathering will educate the public regarding efforts to combat child sex trafficking. A free outdoor showing of “Nim’s Island”(PG), hotdogs and popcorn will be provided. Just bring a blanket/lawn chair and your family. The gathering will take place at the church’s lawn located at 200 Bethel Drive in Lancaster. An indoor viewing of the movie will be held in the event of rain. To learn more about how you can help in the efforts to save the more than 27 million people currently enslaved around the world then contact Kelly Towers at 717-271-9112 today.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Video Ad.

Since Ben posted a few great ads, I thought I would post a video ad. from Austrian Airlines. This video is shown in flight before landing in the destination country. Warning; it is disturbing.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Ads

Here are some very potent ads from one of my favorite websites... http://adsoftheworld.com/
It is a site that posts creative marketing ads from all over the world. These ads are really interesting to me because of their "second look" factor. The "second look" factor is when the ad causes you to take a "second look" or closer look (similar to the "double take" that happens with good looking people... or so I've heard). I feel this is an important feature to the non-profit world when trying to shout to an image/media saturated world. Some of these give you a sick feeling in you stomach and are a little disturbing... but I'm not so sure that is a bad thing... but I'm curious as to what others think...






















Some more...

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/amnesty_international_darfur_rape_2

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/amnesty_international_darfur_rape_4

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/family_violence_partnership_doesnt_have_the_brain

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New B.L.O.G.

Hello all...

Welcome to the new and much improved 146Blog.  We have changed locations due to the fact that our last blog was as visually exciting as wheat bread, and honestly, we just had a difficult time getting excited over it.  So, here we are now... a new "digitized" chapter in the thoughts  of the Love146 staff.  We promise to never say anything like "Honest to Blog"  or "I swear to Blog" or "What the Blog did you just say"... or anything of the sorts.  

As you are reading this Blog... please keep in mind that we are a group of individuals...   the individuals' thoughts are not necessarily those of the entire group/organization. Please read, enjoy, comment, help us brainstorm, and most importantly help us change the world. 

I also just had a baby a month ago... I thought that this picture would be a great way to start out a new blog....

Tell your friends about this blog... we are very excited about it.... honest to blog.

Ben