Imagine Foundation 2013 schedule of events
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BOD meeting Sunday January 27 1pm, Independence Panera
Design & print public library and school bookmarks
Barhopping info drop with volunteers SaturdayFeb 2nd at 8pm Happy dog
Initial Delivery of survivor bags
Hotel bookmark drop east side (Mentor, Euclid, Willoughby) Saturday February 23 12:00pm Mentor Panera 7357 Mentor Ave Mentor, OH 44060
BOD meeting Sunday March 24th at 1pm, Independence Panera
Public library bookmark drop off Saturday March 23 at 12:00, Independence Panera
Barhopping info drop with volunteers Saturday Mach 30 at 8pm Rocky River Brewing Co.
2nd batch survivor bags assembled & delivered
JB & Courtney in Iowa at Dubuque Univ. & training Dubuque police April 3-6
Fundraiser Saturday April 27th 8pm Venue TBA
BOD meeting Sunday May 12 at 1pm, Independence Panera
Barhopping info drop with volunteers Saturday May 18th at 8pm Willoughby Brewing Co.
Bike night Quaker Steak & Lube Wednesday June 12 at 6pm Quaker Steak, Valley View
Public library bookmark drop off Saturday June 15th at 12:00
BOD meeting Sunday July 14th at 1pm, Independence Panera Mid Year Review
Bike night Quaker Steak & Lube Wednesday July 10 at 6pm Quaker Steak, Valley View
Sturgis South Dakota Aug 6-12 info drop **
BOD meeting Sunday September 15th at 1pm, Independence Panera
3rd batch survivor bags assembled & delivered
Browns Tailgating Sunday 9-22 7am -3pm Municipal Lot
Browns Tailgating Sunday 10-13 7am – 3pm Municipal Lot
Family Friendly Halloween party & fundraiser Saturday October 6th 6pm TBD
BOD meeting Sunday 11-17 at 1pm, Independence Panera
Hotel bookmark drop West side Saturday November 23 12:00pm Strongsville Panera 1304 Southpark Ctr.
Imagine Foundation BOD & volunteer Christmas party Saturday 12-21 at 6pm TBD
Imagine Foundation BOD Meetings:
Imagine foundation Board of Directors meetings will be held bimonthly throughout the year. It is imperative that all Board of Directors and interested stakeholders attend these meetings. All attempts will be made to have meetings last one hour, however at times meetings may run over.
Imagine Foundation survivor bags:
The Imagine Foundation survivor bags are a new initiative attempting to give rescued individuals a fresh start upon leaving or being rescued from human trafficking situations. Initial bags were purchased and assembled in the year 2012. Our goal is to distribute 10 survivor bags in the year 2013 to law enforcement as needed.
Imagine foundation hotel/motel Bible bookmarks:
The purpose of the Bible bookmark is to place a piece of anti-trafficking literature in every Bible in every hotel room in northeastern Ohio. In the year 2012 we distributed 5000 anti-trafficking bookmarks in and around Northeastern Ohio. In the year 2013 we hope to equip hotels and motels with 10,000 additional Bible bookmarks. During scheduled times volunteers will meet at the pre-prescribed areas, be given a list of hotel/motels and quantity of Bible bookmarks to be distributed. Volunteers will have a letter explaining the program and will report back to the volunteer coordinator with what hotels/motels agreed to or did not agree to the anti-trafficking literature.
Imagine Foundation barhopping night out:
The purpose of the Imagine foundation barhopping is to equip drinking establishments with anti-trafficking literature within targeted areas. Volunteers will meet at the pre-prescribed areas and will be given a quantity of anti-trafficking crop cards to distribute in and around the drinking establishment.
Imagine Foundation bike night:
The imagine foundation will set up a booth at Quaker steak and Lube’s bike night to distribute anti-trafficking literature, sell T-shirts, and seek support of the biker community.
Imagine Foundation public library information drop:
Traffickers target 12 to 16 year old adolescents on the Internet who are online often, have young sounding and provocative screen names and inquire about sex online. The public library bookmarks are intended to get out information directly to those at risk of sex trafficking. Volunteers will meet at the pre-prescribed locations, be given a letter of support from the imagine foundation and a quantity of public library bookmarks to be given to local libraries.
Going to Sturgis rally and race is dependent on financial donations to send a team there. This trip is not included in the yearly Imagine Foundation Budget. If there is to be a team to go there will be a proposed addendum to the 2013 budget to allow it. Sturgis, South Dakota is home to one of the largest biker parties in the world. Between 500,000 and 750,000 converge on the small town yearly. Our goal in going to Sturgis is to set up pop up water distribution centers giving away free bottled water with anti-trafficking literature on the bottle, distribute anti-trafficking drop cards of the local bars, and to distribute anti-trafficking shirts to the bar girls and commercial sex workers in the area. This will be a weeklong venture; volunteers will be traveling to Sturgis, South Dakota and camping at a local campground.
The Cleveland Browns is known for its tailgating antics and is a perfect place to recruit individuals for anti-trafficking efforts. The Imagine Foundation will set up a tailgating booth during the prescribed times to hand out anti-trafficking information, sell T-shirts and generally have a good time. Volunteers must be at the tailgating area at 7 AM to set up the booth and are expected to stay until the start of the game. At the booth, the imagine foundation will be projecting the Browns game, hosting a tricycle race for free T-shirts and giving away grilled hotdogs.