II am very excited to announce that we take possession of our first home tomorrow. It will take us a few weeks of painting, cleaning and repairing before we bring our first survivor into our family, but we have finally arrived.
Our new and first of many homes will house 4 survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Now is the time that we really need you as a part of our support team.
We are looking for new or very gently used items for our home. This list is not inclusive, it's a start.
1 Queen size mattress set with frame
1 bedroom suite
Queen size bedding
2 twin bed sets
kitchen ware - dishes, silverware, microwave
Sofa and love seat
dining room table and chairs
1 patio set
Anything that you use at your home our ladies will use at theirs. We are asking for the items to be new or gently used so that these amazing survivors realize that this really is a new life for them. They deserve to have the best and for many years most of them have not.
These items can be dropped off at SouthPoint Church, 2010 Stateline Rd. W. Southaven, MS 38671, Monday through Friday starting next week. Please call before delivering so I can make sure that I will be available at the church. My cell is 662 278 9439.
We also need your continued financial support to ensure we can maintain operations. 51 South is a 501c3 foundation and all donations are tax deductible.. All monies received go directly to the support of our operations. We only have one paid position, and that is our house mother. We have zero internal overhead and our only costs are utilities, house payment, house mom and food costs. Please be reassured that all donations are going directly to support our ladies as they move forward with their lives.
We will soon have several events for the house that will help us get needed items. Of course they will not take place at the house due to security purposes.
To those of you that wanted to help in a meaningful way...now is the time. We need people wanting to help with the ladies, create and run fundraisers, and be a member of our support staff. If you are interested in donating your time or talents, please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all that have helped us get to this point. Now we can begin to change the lives of those in need.
Co-Founder, 51 South Foundation