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The Freedom Advocate Program

by | Nov 16, 2015

Heather is a student at the University of North Florida, and is part of our Freedom Advocate Program. As a Campus Representative, Heather not only works hard to keep her grades up, but also fights to end the cycle of the sex trade through arranging speaking engagements, planning events, and selling our product on campus.

Heather writes:

“The average age for recruiting girls into domestic sex trafficking is fifteen years old.” – seethegirl.org

Reading the above statement, I am struck by three words: recruiting, domestic, and fifteen.

There are people who recruit for the sex trade for a living.

Domestic means it’s happening in your backyard.

Fifteen; what were you doing at fifteen?

As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach let us be grateful for what we have & for organizations like Rethreaded! 

Hi guys! Heather here; the semester is FLYING by.  Next week Sunday is going to be my 23rd birthday! I am so excited as I’m nearing the end of my degree & looking back at how far I’ve come! I’m asking everyone: friends, family, acquaintances, anyone reading this blog to buy yourself a gift for my birthday! I love to give as much as possible to this wonderful organization & you can help!

We’ve been popping up on campus A LOT lately & it’s been great! Women in Business Society, Take Back the Night, a sorority event & quite a few events at the warehouse too! As we are bulking up for the holidays there are plenty of wonderful items to gift for the holidays!  Help us help women. That’s all I got for this week guys!



Heather thank you for all your hard work and we wish you a Happy Birthday!

We encourage you to support Heather’s birthday wish. Treat yourself to some holiday shopping on on December 2nd from 10am to 3pm for Market Days @ UNF, or join her the same day for the UNF WBS Winter Social.

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Birthday Party

Come celebrate Rethreaded's birthday and support survivors. There will be fun, games, raffles, tasty treats, and much more! We celebrate each year with a fresh theme and plenty of surprises, so be sure to stop in and help us celebrate another incredible year!

Come celebrate Rethreaded's birthday! There will be fun, games, raffles, tasty treats, and much more! We celebrate each year with a fresh theme and plenty of surprises, so be sure to stop in and help us celebrate another incredible year!

Mom’s Night Out

Enjoy reconnection, rejuvenation, and the opportunity to make a difference. This event is designed to uplift and empower moms while supporting a great cause. 

Engage in refreshing activities, enjoy specialty treats, and revel in a community of women determined to support one another through thick and thin.

This is a special event meant to engage moms with refreshing activities, specialty treats, and connections with other moms in the area.

Cocktails For A Cause

Meet with other Realtors in your area while you enjoy cocktails, networking, exclusive toffee tasting, and a personalized shopping experience while contributing to the care and support of survivors of human trafficking.

Are you in the real estate industry and looking to expand your professional network? Our Cocktails for a Cause event connects relators, interior designers, contractors, and other real estate industry professionals here in Jacksonville. You'll not only get the opportunity to network but also here from industry experts.

Women Empowering Women

Connect, uplift, and support survivors of human trafficking. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and Rethreaded’s unique upcycled products. Take part in authentic breakout group discussions about how to value and intentionally use your time. 

Proceeds from ticket sales provide employment, holistic care, and services for women in Rethreaded’s Survivor Development Program.

Connect with other women at our Women Empowering Women events. You'll have the opportunity to take part in authentic breakout group discussions and network with like-minded women in our community.

Mukti Freedom Gala

Join us for our largest annual fundraiser. Enjoy a champagne welcome, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, and dancing. 

As always, proceeds from this event go directly toward supporting survivors of human trafficking.

Our Mukti Gala is our largest annual fundraiser that helps us provide the resources needed for the survivor's development program. We would love your support at our next Mukti- which means "freedom" in Bengali - and help change lives with us. Plus, if you have the opportunity to join us in the festivities you'll get to enjoy an open bar, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, dancing and so much more!

Human Trafficking Educational Panel

Join us as we discuss human trafficking prevention, dispel myths, and learn how to empower survivors. Experts will share their insights, experience, and perspective. Ticket proceeds support survivor care, support, and education.

Want to learn more about human trafficking prevention, dispel myths, and how you can empower survivors? Join us at one of our Human Trafficking Educational Panels where experts share their insights, experiences, and perspectives.