Where we are Lighting the Darkness
Join The Samaritan Women and those around the country who are working to shine a light on human trafficking. We are calling on all churches, businesses, and individuals to light the way for those looking to heal from trafficking.
Join with The Samaritan Women to Light the Way Out of Darkness
HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY
Monday, Jan. 11th
The Samaritan Women (TSW) is preparing to light the darkness for victims of domestic human trafficking and raise awareness about the lack of services available to survivors. With an estimated 200,000 children exploited each year in America – there are only about 177 shelter homes or 1,400 beds throughout the country to serve this vulnerable population. In recognition of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, TSW is asking each person to light the darkness with a candle, cell phone, car lights, etc. and bring attention to the darkness surrounding this insidious crime.
Join with family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to show your support by lighting the night for 11 minutes on Human Trafficking Day, January 11, 2021 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Share your pictures on social media and tag your photo and comments with #lightthedarkness and continue to shine a light on this escalating problem. Join us as we light the way for victims looking to find hope and healing from the trauma of their abuse.
Email your Light the Darkness pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lovely Lane United Methodist Church: The Mother Church of American Methodism, is Lighting the Darkness.
An individual in Baltimore has lit candles in honor of victims of human trafficking.
The Samaritan Women lights the darkness during the Vino at Ventnor fall event.
A Light the darkness participant lights a prayer candle to help shine a light on human trafficking.
Ways you can Participate
Light Up Your Social Media Profile!
Show your friends that you support ending National Slavery and Human Trafficking with your profile picture on your social media. Change your profile picture on Facebook for January (continue throughout the year to increase awareness).
Light Up Your Space!
Light your home, office building, place of worship and more. On January 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. light up your space for 11 minutes to bring awareness to the issue of National Slavery and Human Trafficking. Post your picture on your social media platforms and/or website and send the picture to: email@example.com
Use our prepared graphics to have your own banner printed or customized to make your own statement. Banners are supplied in 2 sizes, 36×36 and 96×36 inches, but can be sized to any width. Print banner to hang it on your building and take a picture to share.
Shine a Light on Social Media!
Get creative with your photos and our graphics. Use the hashtag #lightthedarkness. Share your #lightthedarkness photos on Facebook and Instagram and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hashtag and graphics are supplies as transparent PNG’s in both black and white. Download the complete set below.
Post to Social Media with these prepared graphics at 1200×628 and 1080×1080 px.
Ignite Your Personal Commitment!
Join The Samaritan Women and walk with those who are battling back from the scars of abuse from being trafficked. Let survivors know that you stand with them as they journey from darkness to light. The ravages of this insidious crime continue well beyond the 31 days of January – continue to stand with us as well advocate for those enslaved – let them know that you will light their way back 365 days a year until the issue of human trafficking ends.
Make a donation in support of The Samaritan Women Institute for Shelter Care’s shelter planting initiative and help grow the national landscape of shelter programs.