NFS News Archive November, 2011
Dave Batstone, President and Co-founder of Not For Sale, recently made a high profile appearance on global news network Al Jazeera’s slavery debate. The special debate, recorded in Washington, D.C., was broadcast to 250 million households worldwide last week as part of the news channel’s groundbreaking new series investigating modern-day slavery titled ‘Slavery: A 21st Century Evil’.
FROM AMSTERDAM: Dave Batstone & Toos Heemskerk reveal (for the first time ever) Not For Sale’s 2012 social venture to create new futures in the Red Light.
Not For Sale Amsterdam recently was featured in the largest Christian newspaper in The Netherlands. Coordinator Toos Heemskerk spoke to the newspaper Reformatorisch Dagblad about Freedom Sunday, calling on churches to get involved in the event next year. The newspaper has a circulation of around 60,000 and is one of only a handful of daily national newspapers remaining in The Netherlands.
Black Friday is officially ORANGE. To celebrate, the Not For Sale Store is offering special delivery deals and discounts to customers all day.
Every customer worldwide will receive 20% off all of the store’s most treasured gifts for a limited 24 hours only, and US customers will enjoy the additional bonus of free shipping on all orders.
Enter the unique promotional code “ORANGE” (no “”) to receive 20% off your entire order. Free shipping will automatically be applied to US orders at the check out.
Indie rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club paid an impromptu visit to Not For Sale South Africa this week.
Two of the group’s talented musicians, Peter Hayes and Leah Shapiro, stopped by the operation in Cape Town to meet with coordinator Christina Bacino and learn about the work the organization are doing there.
The group, who are long time supporters of Not For Sale, took time out of their busy schedule to visit the project. They are currently preparing to play one of South Africa’s biggest music festivals.
One of the Not For Sale Store’s new season accessories will appear on major US TV show Days of Our Lives.
A top executive spotted the hand-woven jute bag on the arm of an abolitionist after she purchased it at the 2011 Global Forum on Human Trafficking.
Not For Sale is getting into the holiday spirit and turning Black Friday this year, the color of freedom. If past habits play out, many people will have to leave their families to line up for special deals straight after the turkey is served. Of course, you can avoid the mall madness and still start checking off your holiday gift list by shopping online at the Not For Sale Store.
In Thailand, stateless individuals are not recognized by the government as citizens and thus are not eligible to receive healthcare and education that otherwise would be free to Thai nationals. With the donated medical supplies, the hospital can provide care to stateless people without risk scrutiny from government, accusing the hospital of using supplies intended for Thai citizens.
Not For Sale is pleased to announce Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt as the organization’s first ever Ambassadors to Combat Modern Slavery.
The newly established roles will see the Duchess and the baseball hero advocating on behalf of Not For Sale across the globe, supporting the organization’s existing domestic and international projects on four continents.