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A Little Bit of Heaven Everywhere…and at Target

I LOVE Christmas music.  That is a little bit of an understatement considering I have 417 Christmas songs on my iTunes. Yet, each year I find a new song that moves me closer to the spirit of the season. This year Francesca Battistelli’s song “Heaven Everywhere”  has me reflecting on what our mission means this Christmas season.

We are just beginning the journey here in Baltimore to see human trafficking cease. And sometimes looking at the road that lies before us can be overwhelming and daunting.  But then I watch one of our volunteers engaging in prevention education or hear how they are supporting a survivor, and I see the response of Heaven right there in front of me.  So the lyrics of this song ring true for our mission.

It’s the grace that we show to a world that needs hope
It’s giving our lives knowing they’re not our own
It’s the joy that we feel and the love that we share
There’s a little bit of heaven everywhere
– Francesca Battistelli, Heaven Everywhere

Now some shoppers might say that Target already has pieces of heaven (at least until they get to the register and realize how much they spent). But you can bring a little bit of the true Heaven into the lives of trafficking survivors by shopping at Target this Christmas.  Our partners at TurnAround have a Target Wish List that will provide for the needs of the survivors they serve.  These are items they use at their drop-in center, their residential center for young women 18 and up, and when they meet a survivor with law enforcement during their rescue.  Pick up a few items and really bless them this Christmas!

TARGET WISH LIST

You can ship it directly to TurnAround

401 Washington Ave, Suite 300
Attn: Anti-Trafficking Program
Towson, MD 21204

Or email us at contact@aramintafreedom.org and we can get the item from you.

Thank you for increasing the “little bits of Heaven everywhere”.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Alicia McDowell
Executive Director