For victims of injustice, it is often the case that the difference between life and death, freedom and prison, justice and injustice, simply depends upon whether or not someone can show up on their behalf. By raising financial support, Campus Chapters enable IJM to "show up" on behalf of those who are trafficked into prostitution, forced to work long hours in abusive bonded slavery or beaten and abused by local authorities.
IJM asks that each Chapter set a goal to raise at least $1,000 per year. By simply raising funds, you can bring lasting, powerful change to victims of injustice. We would challenge and encourage you to be creative in your efforts to raise support and utilize various resources below.
Loose Change to Loosen Chains
Loose Change to Loosen Chains (LC2LC) is a student-led campaign to combat modern-day slavery while learning about the reality of injustices today. The program was inspired by the statistic that approximately $10.5 billion in loose change is lying around American households. Imagine what you could do if you were to collect even just a fraction of this amount and use it for a good cause!
IJM will use the money to rescue victims of slavery and other forms of oppression. You can order LC2LC logoed cups to collect change and build awareness for the campaign.
Also, consider using our latest documentary films in conjunction with this campaign as a way to educate your communities. Read more about the films here.
Questions? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida
Student Leaders: Leah Arnold, Alyssa Gantt
Our campus chapter started out small, but had a wonderful first year. A highlight of the fall semester came when six of our students traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend IJM’s annual Global Prayer Gathering. This experience invigorated our efforts and inspired our hearts, and left us with a desire to do even more to further the cause of justice upon our return.
Our prayers were answered when several new students stepped up to help lead our cause. We immediately began planning for our big fundraising event of the semester: a coffeehouse-themed benefit concert.
The concert took place at the end of the semester in a large house near campus. Four local musicians donated their time and talent to the event. We were grateful to secure the sponsorship of a local, organic, fair-trade coffee company, Sweetwater Organic Coffee. They donated all the grounds we needed to serve up unlimited cups of coffee to concertgoers. We charged a $5 entrance fee, but were overwhelmed when some college students gave $10 and $20 bills at the door and told us to keep the change! We also had a special room where we displayed art from an art co-op that branched from our main campus chapter. This co-op donates work from local students and artists and sells it to raise money for IJM.
At the end of the event, we raised almost $1000! This amount far exceeded our most ambitious hopes for the event (but then again, that’s usually how God works). The way that IJM’s staff works to rescue, defend and care for oppressed people all over the world is an inspiration to all of us. It is an honor to come alongside you as you show God’s love to the world!
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