Today I wanted to share with you an organization that I found last week that goes by the name: BeLoved Atlanta. I was going through campaign pages on a fundraising site called Fundly.com and I came across what was their Christmas fundraiser; and at this I was quite intrigued by what they did. This is an non-profit organization based out of Atlanta that is dedicated to helping women who are 22 and over who have been/are victims of sexual exploitation (prostitution, exotic dancing, etc) ( BeLoved Atlanta, 2014). According to the stats, taken directly from their website, Atlanta is the number ONE city in the U.S with the highest sex economy income ( as cited on BeLoved Atlanta ).
That being said, BeLoved Atlanta seeks to combat this issue through their restorative programs, by providing residental housing, and educational and employment resources; all with the center of their belief being that “every woman has value and deserves to be respected by their community”. I don’t know about you, but I love that they are bringing Christ into their mission! Hence the name: BeLoved which literally just speaks more so about how God created us and how he loves us ( we are dearly loved by Christ) and how we are to show love unto others( let these women know that they are LOVED).
1 John 4:7-8: Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Colossians 3:12: Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience…
If you would like find out more about BeLoved Atlanta, you can visit their site here.
For a list of their current needs and other ways that you can donate, that is available here.
Here at G.B.Y.S, we wanted to show our support so we wanted to send BeLoved Atlanta an item on their needs list BUUT we wanted to hear from you guys which item you would like to see shipped. So, go ahead and comment below with the item and in 1-2 weeks we will let you know which item was the most commented and we will ship it from us to them 🙂 By all means, of course we want to encourage you guys to send whatever you may feel led to yourself because everything and anything would be appreciated.
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