GIFT Box Sparks Training for Inner City ESL Teachers
During the three day SoulFest music festival that took place at Gunstock Mountain in early August, over 680 people spent time engaging with the GIFT Box and talking with our volunteers. These conversations bring home the importance of awareness events like the GIFT Box. A visitor at the event said, "I live 10 min. away from where one of the stories happened. I can't believe human trafficking happens near me!" Another shared that as an ESL teacher in Philadelphia she has experienced a number of situations that may be connected to human trafficking and did not known what it was or what to do. Because of the GIFT Box she is connecting with a local organization in the city to host a training on human trafficking for the teachers in the school. This training could prevent children who are otherwise vulnerable from being trafficked.