The Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery continue their mission of providing awareness and education of current social justice issues to the Colorado Springs community.

 

Prevent Human Trafficking: Is Going Barefoot Worth It? 

By Sister Rose Ann Barmann, OSB

From Summer Review 2018

 

Is Going Barefoot Worth It? YES, of course ! 

 

The Barefoot Mile Walks held across the country as well as in Cambodia for eight years have collectively raised about $500,000. Yes, nearly half a million dollars. As a result, between 1,000 – 2,000 children, teens and young women (and boys and men) are rescued from a life of sexual slavery and forced labor. The funds also give basic and advanced training to over 100 officers of the Anti-Human Trafficking Juvenile Protection Police and AIM Swat Teams.

 

Please join the Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery and our local community to raise awareness and fight child trafficking. Be the change maker that God calls us to be!

 

The Barefoot Mile Walk will be held September 8th at the Lewis Palmer Don Breese Stadium, 1300 Higby Rd. Monument, CO. Check-in at 9:30 am; walk beginning at 10:00 am with a rally against Human Trafficking led by Joy International founder, Dr. Jeff Brodsky; the event concludes with a BBQ. To register and learn more, visit www.thebarefootmile.org. All proceeds support local non-profits that work to prevent human trafficking: Restore Innocence, Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado, Sarah’s Home, and Joy International. All funds collected are solely for prevention of human trafficking. 

 

Come walk with us on Sept. 8th and be a part of the solution