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One Purse Heartbeat: April 2017 Newsletter April 30 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in and prayed for the 2017 Florida Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy Day in Tallahassee. We had almost 200 individuals from around the state participate in the day’s events. It was a wonderful opportunity to come together and raise our voices for freedom. We kicked off the day with...Click here to continue reading the full version of the One Purse Heartbeat Newsletter.

Tell Your Legislator to Support Anti-Trafficking Bills April 24 2017

All attendees at the 2017 Florida Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy Day were encouraged to visit their legislators and distribute palm cards with information about the active bills we are supporting. Event organizers heard great stories from those efforts and you can click here to view the palm card and send one to your legislators too. One legislator even signed on in support of a bill while his constituents stood by in...

One Purse Heartbeat: March 2017 Newsletter March 25 2017

One Purse is an Organizing Sponsor for the 2017 Florida Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy Day at the Capitol. We will be raising our voices for freedom with other advocates and supporters from across the state. We will join together in a commitment to promote prevention, provide support to survivors, and continue the battle to end human trafficking once and for all.  Click to read the full issue of the March 2017 One Purse...

Heather Case Speaks at Summit Church in Orlando March 24 2017

Heather Case spoke at Summit Church's Herndon campus in Orlando on Sunday, March 12, 2017 as part of a sermon series on Injustice. Watch her share the history of One Purse and how you can support sex trafficking survivors.

One Purse Newsletter: February 2017 March 01 2017

  Your enthusiasm and passion keeps us focused on training new One Purse Gathering Hostesses. This month we hosted our first Facebook Live Hostess Preview that reached almost 800 people and was viewed over 300 times! One Purse has a goal to hold 100 gatherings in 2017, raising over $100,000 to support educational and vocational scholarships for sex trafficking survivors.  Click here to read the entire newsletter.

Millennials, Sex Trafficking, & Social Media February 20 2017

What Millennials Need to Know About Sex Trafficking to Stay Safe on Social Media By, Cali Turner, One Purse Student Blog Contributor I was born into a world of constant distraction.  Social media, text messages, news headlines, the internet. I have always had the privilege of having technology and endless answers at my fingertips, as have many others of my generation. Even with this ability, it is amazing how clueless...

One Purse Heartbeat: January 2017 Newsletter January 26 2017

January has been an exciting month for One Purse with the announcement of the start of our partnership with Rebecca Bender Initiative (RBI). RBI offers online mentoring, life skills training, and life coaching for sex trafficking survivors through a program called ELEVATE. This intensive online 16-week curriculum, allows survivors to receive services regardless of where they live. This online course offers deeper levels of healing, business development, and leadership. There...

New Volunteer Needs January 25 2017

Volunteers Needed One Purse relies on faithful supporters who share their time, talents, gifts, and witness to help "Restore Her Dream." Below are new volunteer opportunities that are now available: One Purse Special Event Volunteers – A Special Event volunteer may assist with setting up and decorating event space, serving food, greeting guests/visitors with a welcoming smile, helping visitors with questions and directions, checking guests in at an event, and/or cleaning...

Find and Follow Your Dreams Using This Worksheet January 23 2017

MY DREAM WORKSHEET Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, we don’t follow our dreams or set goals. This worksheet can help you get back on track with your goals and dreams. “A Goal is a Dream with Detailed Direction and a Deadline…” ~ Jay Strack Click Here to View Dream Worksheet This worksheet is available thanks to Diane Strack.

Quick & Cheesy Garlic Bread January 07 2017

Quick & Cheesy Garlic Bread for your One Purse Gathering Ingredients: 1 loaf of sliced White Mountain Bread ½ stick of butter 1 shaker of Lawry’s garlic salt (or your favorite brand) 1 cup of your favorite variety of shredded cheese Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 6 slices of White Mountain Bread on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Melt ½ stick of butter over low heat...

One Purse Heartbeat: December 2016 Newsletter December 10 2016

My favorite Christmas song is the Little Drummer Boy. The young boy hears about the birth of a newborn king, the Messiah that has been foretold since the beginning of time. The boy is invited to come and meet this child, but he realizes that important people will be there, people who may be bringing lavish gifts like gold, frankincense and myrrh. He looks down at his little drum and thinks to himself,...

Recipe: Peppermint Christmas Cookies December 04 2016

Try this fun festive Christmas cookie recipe for your holiday Gathering! One Purse Peppermint Christmas CookiesInstead of hosting a cookie exchange or white elephant exchange this Christmas, host a One Purse Gathering (purse exchange) and ask your guests to donate a specific dollar amount $10, $25, $50, whatever you feel would fit your crowd.  Ingredients: 1.5 sticks of butter, softened to room temp 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1 egg 1/4 tsp natural...