The 4th Mitzvot
Tucked away amid the festive frivolity of Purim is a clear commandment to give tzedakah, known as matanot la’evyonim (gifts to the poor—Esther 9:22).
Heska Amuna has designated the Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking to be one of the recipients of our organized giving during Purim this year.
We were privileged to hear from Katie Peck Little, Director of Advancement for the Coalition, at our Heska Amuna Women’s League Rosh Chodesh program last week. The Coalition’s mission is to end modern day slavery. We were educated about how sex trafficking occurs. It rarely involves kidnapping someone but most often happens when a young (average age 12) vulnerable girl is manipulated by a ruthless pimp. Sadly, even though they are not willing participants, these victims are often not welcomed by many, including other women in abused women’s shelters where they often seek protection. The Coalition can meet the unique needs of these trafficked victims and give them life again.