Happy Birthday! Celebrating 17 Years of Not For Sale!

Dear Friends & Supporters:

Today — February 5th — is Not For Sale’s 17th birthday.

We at Not For Sale wanted to take a moment to reflect back on our shared impact in combating human trafficking and to express our gratitude for your love and support over our 17 years, thank you!

Since 2007 we’ve supported nearly 450,000 people, including thousands of survivors of human trafficking. Our environmental conservation efforts have been equally impactful. We’ve conserved over 753 square miles of Amazon rainforest and proactively planted 26,799 trees, capturing over 7,600 tonnes of CO2.

As we look towards 2024, we’re excited about our future initiatives and deeply grateful for your continued support.

For example, we’ve been invited to collaborate with an indigenous-owned mining consortium in Australia. Our focus will be on programs that uplift the economic and environmental health of indigenous communities in the Outback.

Not For Sale president Dave Batstone observes mining techniques in the Australian Outback
Not For Sale president Dave Batstone discusses new mining technologies with Traditional Owner, Roy Jensen, the owner of an Australian mining company

Drawing on our successful models from the Peruvian Amazon, we aim to enhance local economic conditions in a way that benefits the Traditional Owners and addresses the environmental damage caused by previous mining operations.

This project is a true embodiment of our dedication to sustainable growth and environmental conservation.

Coming Attractions

 

Watch the promo video of our soon to be released series of videos interviewing our projects and partners, starting with Vi Do, the Co-CEO of our partner agency in Vietnam. Vi (pictured below, right) is a former street child, and was even one of Blue Dragon’s first beneficiaries. His story is truly incredible!

When available, we’ll share the full interview with you via email, or you can find it on our social channels and on our website.

 

 

On this special day, we thank you, our dedicated donors and partners. Your support has been crucial in our dual mission of ending human trafficking and protecting our planet.

Here’s to another year of making a difference together!

 

With heartfelt thanks,

Dave Batstone & Mark Wexler

Founders

Not For Sale