Poiema Foundation - Education and Public Awareness of Human Trafficking

Outreach Update - August 2023

Following a Summer full of outreach, our Fall season is starting off on a strong note!

Because of your faithful partnership, we are able to see these kinds of statistics and I am overjoyed to share the following updates with you!

In August, nearly 500 locations received a missing kids’ poster all thanks to 16 campuses going on 31 different routes! We could not reach these communities without your help!

In August, a total of 15 children were on our missing kids’ posters; SEVEN of these minors were safely located in the past month! The next time the enemy tries to tell you that you aren’t making a difference, remember these numbers. By graciously giving one Saturday morning a month to this ministry, YOU are helping make these statistics possible!

Our outreach campuses had some amazing news to share from outreach last month. Below are a few updates from the frontlines:

  • The Bedford campus’ co-leader, Audrey, reported they saw their highest number of outreach volunteers since their campus launch last Summer! She shared, “All of us are so thankful for the impact Poiema is having in the area of rescuing children! The success rate inspires us and the news inspires many of the people in the hotels and businesses that receive the posters. There is one nail salon owner (or manager) that told us that she shares a picture of the poster on her Facebook page to increase awareness among her friends and followers. And we have had a couple of locations that request an additional poster for their businesses.”
  • Two of the children from our posters, A. Conner and Z. Barker, were spotted at different locations in Denton and Fort Worth by employees on our outreach routes. Both were successfully found since then!
  • 4TheOne Private Investigators shared that A. Perez was recovered at the end of August after missing for almost a year!

I pray these updates inspire you and encourage you to continue on in the good fight!

If you weren’t able to make it out last month, there are plenty of upcoming opportunities to attend Outreach! You can follow the link below to view the calendar on VolunteerHub:
Poiema Foundation (volunteerhub.com)

Volunteer for Outreach


Natalie Pirrone
Education and Outreach Director