One of Apostle's mission statements is Do good. Feel good. Look good. Giving Back is a foundational corner stone that Apostle is built on, and has been since the beginning.
With all that’s going on in the world, it’s hard to turn around and ignore all the need out there. We recognize that not everyone is gifted or able to work in relief agencies, but we do believe that everyone is able to make a difference. It doesn’t matter if you take big steps or little steps towards helping others, but it’s when we step together that can change lives.
#NotInMyCity is a facilitative organization launched by Paul Brandt that is raising awareness and taking collective action to prevent, disrupt and end human trafficking and sexual exploitation, focusing on children and youth. #NotInMyCity is working in alliance with key stakeholders and mobilizing a strategic, integrated plan to bring about transformational and sustainable change at all levels.
#NotInMyCity's key areas of focus are supporting high risk youth, building community awareness and action, addressing the unique needs of vulnerable groups, and advancing leading practice.
A portion of every Apostle purchase will go to support Not In My City, but you can learn more about the amazing work they are doing, donate directly, or get involved with the organization. To learn more, you can visit their website - click here
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATS/FACTS:
- Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada.
- $280,800 is the annual profit per female trafficked in Canada.
- Over 50% of Canada’s trafficking victims are Indigenous, despite making up only 4% of the population.
- 72% of reported human trafficking victims in Canada are under 25 years of age.
- 25% of trafficked persons in Canada are under 18 years of age.
- Victims in Canada can be trafficked as young as 13-14 years old.
- There has been a 616% increase in online sexual exploitation in Canada since 2014.
- 92% of reported human trafficking victims in Canada knew the person who exploited them.
- It takes an average of 3 years and 7 attempts of intervention to successfully rescue a child from a life of exploitation.