From Jan. 2-5, more than 40,000 college students attending Passion2012 could be heard around the world. Yes, they sang loudly and shook Atlanta’s Georgia Dome with their passionate worship, but their giving was what resonated. Event organizers set a goal, asking attendees to donate $1 million to help end modern-day slavery. They shattered it, donating more than $3.3 million. During the event’s four days, a 150-foot statue of a hand covered in materials made by slaves was constructed outside the dome, raising awareness about the global issue.
$3,324,721 in donations =
- 8 border monitoring stations and safe homes in Nepal
- 23 rescue operations and a two-year aftercare program for freed forced labor slaves in India
- 12 apartments for survivors of sexual exploitation and a Child Exploitation and Online Protection Squad in Atlanta
- 1 crisis center for rescued victims of human trafficking in South Africa
- 1 safe house for rescued child slaves in Haiti
- and much more.