14th Annual IN OUR BACKYARD Anti-trafficking & Missing Children Outreach Event
Saturday, February 4th, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bethel Chandler Campus, Arizona!
TEAM UP with IN OUR BACKYARD to Link Arms Across America in the Fight Against Human Trafficking. Participate in a one-day public awareness and outreach event in which every member of the Pheonix, Arizona community is invited to participate and make a tactile difference as the 2023 Super Bowl Host City.
Registration is free! Bring a friend, all ages are welcome, and everyone recieves a free event t-shirt. Together, we will raise awareness by passing out life saving materials to local convenience stores.
For the past thirteen years, this event creates a positive impact for anyone to do something "tangible" that empowers the community, survivors, and local nonprofits in the fight against human trafficking. Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference. See details below.
Register for this Free Event:
REGISTRATION IS FREE! YES! YOU GET A FREE T-SHIRT!
This one-day public event protects at-risk missing children from being trafficked. A 45-minute volunteer training will equip participants to canvas the community to visit 5 local convenience stores on a local area local route.
1 Day 1 City 5 Stops
9:00 am: Community Specific Human Trafficking 101 training. Child sex trafficking survivor leader Cheryl Csiky, Executive Director of IN OUR BACKYARD, will prepare volunteers for their assigned routes.
10:00 am: This training is recommended for ages 10+. (Those between ages 10-17 must be accompanied by a parent/adult.) Volunteers must provide their assigned route transportation. On average, one outreach route is completed within one hour, visiting 5-6 stores after leaving the training.
Why Convenience stores?
Convenience stores care about the community and are the eyes and ears for community safety! Many survivors of human trafficking say they were brought to convenience stores every day while being exploited. Late hours of operation, public restrooms, and selling merchandise for basic needs uniquely position convenience store employees to watch for and report signs of human trafficking. Tips are generated every year from this outreach and provided to local law enforcement and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Check out last year's event in Tampa Bay and IOB on CNN! (links below)
Yes! You will get a T-shirt! Freedom T-shirts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for walk-in registration. Groups are welcome to share a route! Tell a friend!