Restore One

Combating human trafficking and human exploitation by means of public awareness, practical prevention, restorative care and building domestic and international partnerships.


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Ministry Spotlight: Blackbox International

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Boys are the invisible victims of human trafficking and thus have not received personalized care. Nevertheless, feedom fighters are rising up to give them a voice, a hope and restoration.  Blackbox International is one such ministry that has risen up to the challenge. Faith-based and located in the Dominican Republic, its ministry seeks to restore male survivors so that one day they can be world changers.  Their community includes Godly house parents, therapists as well as job training and education. Visit their site here.

Restore One applauds their efforts to fight for male trafficking victims and their desire to see them restored in Christ.


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Help us save trafficked boys

When Restore One directors Anna and Chris Smith began seeking the will of God for their first shelter, they thought building a shelter for boys was the last thing they could do.  Like God tends to do, his will indicated trailblazing through new territory. In 2014, The Anchor House will open in North Carolina.

Help build the first safe house in America for boys that have been sex trafficked. You can donate money here: https://www.mybridgeelementgiving.com/g3/ 

Click on the image to be redirected to an e-brochure with all the information you need to know about the shelter.

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Restore One fair trade merch for #FAIRtradeMonth

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It’s fair trade month, a movement to promote the well-being of our planet and the fair payment of people around the world for goods. At Restore One, this is important. Poverty is one of the leading causes of human trafficking. Check out Restore One’s fair trade AND organic clothing line here !


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Stand for One gala a success

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Restore One held its first gala on October 10 at the Greenville Hilton to raise funds for its first shelter, The Anchor House. The shelter, to be opened in 2014, will be the first of its kind in the U.S. for its focus on male sex trafficking victims.

Dr. Dan Allender, the guest speaker said, “This shelter is actually the first of its kind. In the future, Greenville, a relatively unknown town will become a beacon and an example for other organizations seeking to do this in the future.”

The gala was featured front page in the local paper, The Daily Reflector.

Restore One president Chris Smith said, ” we were told to expect 150 people for our first gala. We have over 400 tonight.”

Check out the event slideshow featured online. 


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5K to stop human trafficking happening Saturday in ENC

It’s a big week in eastern North Carolina for freedom fighters. First, is the Stand for One gala is on Thursday and on Saturday our friends at ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now are having a 5K! Registration is at 6:30 am and it all begins at 8 am at the Greenville Town Commons.  Get all the details here.


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Local non-profit to hold gala to fund its first shelter for trafficking survivors

“Stand for One” gala will host prominent psychologist, live music, and an auction

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GREENVILLE, N.C. — Over 400 guests and advocates against human trafficking will come together on October 10 at the Greenville Hilton with the goal to raise $50,000 for “The Anchor House.”  The shelter will be the first in the U.S. exclusively for boys that have been sex trafficked and exploited. Restore One, a Greenville non-profit is hosting the event.

“While the victimization of each gender requires an equal grade of attention, the sex trafficking movement has largely overlooked the fact that it happens to boys too,” said Director Anna Smith.

Dr. Allender, a prominent psychologist is the keynote speaker for the event. Dr. Allender specializes in trauma and abuse therapy. He helped found The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, is an author of several books and is featured in the award-winning documentary, Nefarious, as an expert on human trafficking. Greenville native and water sports champion, Kristi Overton will be the master of ceremonies.

“The Stand for One Gala is a great event to learn about the mission and the vision of Restore One. Join us and come together to stand for one,” said President Chris Smith.

The gala will also include live music and a silent auction. Tickets are on-sale online. Sponsorships are also available and offer varying incentives: ads in the program, logo placement, on-stage speaking opportunities, presentation of auction items and tables for guests, among others.

Contact press@restoreone.org for more information.

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