JustOne creates global awareness of extreme poverty

by PJ Mullen on July 29, 2010

in July 2010 Nominees, Spread Your Warmth

We are nearing the end of the line for July’s Spread Your Warmth nominees and today we have JustOne, a non profit organization that was formed to stimulate greater global awareness about extreme poverty, and to provoke compassionate ideas and intelligent giving in order to provide sustainable relief.

They are a collective voice for the victims of social injustice––the one(s) living in geographical and situational poverty; the one(s) orphaned through death, disease and desertion; the one(s) trafficked into slavery throughout the world.

1.1 billion people live without safe drinking water. 800,000 people every year—the majority of whom are children—are trafficked into forced prostitution, forced labor and other types of “slavery” (27 million currently enslaved worldwide). 143 million children are orphaned or abandoned, with an additional 35,000 added daily as a result of the HIV/AIDS crisis.

JustOne has a number of initiatives that they hope to expand through the United States and overseas. They include:

Laundry Love Projects

Laundry Love Projects (LLPs) are regular opportunities to help people who are struggling financially by assisting them with doing their laundry. Relationships are built, and LLPs become small communities of common concern in which participants often find that they receive assistance and benefit with other areas of their lives.

A Trashcan Can Make a Difference

A Trashcan Can Make a Difference (TCMD) is a collaborative redistribution effort that uses trashcans for the collection of new goods for those in need. The items collected are then specifically distributed to those in need through partnerships we’ve developed with other local non-profit organizations. TCMD is continually growing through franchise activism—that is, a growing network of concerned individuals, families, businesses, groups, churches and schools collaborating autonomously to host a trashcan in various locales, providing those communities with a visual reminder and an opportunity to embrace the values of generosity, social concern and cooperative living.

One Voice To End Slavery

OneVoiceToEndSlavery™ raises awareness of the global sex and labor slave trade. Through creative campaigns, one day learning events and intentional networking, JustOne mobilize’s everyday people to join a new movement of abolitionists. OneVoice has developed partnerships with shelters around the world, financing their efforts to rehabilitate victims of sexual trafficking through these fundraising campaigns and events.

The Activist

In partnership with JustOne, Hush Restaurant & Lounge in Ventura, California has launched a specialty cocktail called “The Activist”. Every time you purchase an Activist, 100 percent of the profit will go toward funding these global efforts of compassion. So, now you can drink to justice. Drink to freedom.

Thank you to Eunice Choi who nominated JustOne for the July edition of the Spread Your Warmth campaign. If you would like to learn more about this organization visit their website.

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