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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Release: Stand For One gala to raise funds for nations first shelter for trafficked boys

GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA—Over 500 local and national abolitionists will gather for the “Stand for One Gala” on Sep. 26 to raise $70,000 for the first shelter for trafficked males in the U.S. that will be spearheaded by local nonprofit, Restore One.
“The Stand for One gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Every dollar donated is a step closer to our goal to open doors to sex trafficked boys through The Anchor House,” said PR Director Persida Montanez.
The gala will begin at 7 p.m. and will be located at the Rock Spring Center in Greenville. It is the second gala that Restore One hosts. The first, which was held on Oct. 2014, was attended by over 400 guests. The gala will include dinner, live music, guest speakers and a silent auction.
Michael Cusick, they keynote speaker, is the Founder and President of Restoring the Soul Ministries, who serves as an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary and is the author of Surfing for God. Cusick’s personal testimony and heart for healing from sexual baggage and brokenness parallels with Restore One’s mission to restore sex trafficked boys and men.
Rebecca Bender, a former sex trafficking victim and founder of Rebecca Bender Ministries, will be the master of ceremonies. Bender is also an award winning, internationally recognized speaker, author and survivor leader in the movement to eradicate modern day slavery.
“Attendees and donors are as much a part of The Anchor House as the staff and the foundation upon which The Anchor House will be built. Those that will be in attendance are Restore One,” said Montanez.
Tickets are on-sale online.
For more information about the event visit the Restore One website: restoreonelife.org
Watch a video recap of last year’s gala.

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You are officially invited to our Stand For One gala!


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Seeking Public Relations Director for 2015

CONFERENCERestore One is seeking a PR Director who would begin January 2015. Restore One is a Greenville, faith-based nonprofit and will open the nation’s first shelter for male sex trafficking victims. It is a volunteer position. An application must be filled out in order to be considered.

Ideally, the candidate will commit to at least a year with the organization. Those from journalism/PR backgrounds with previous communication-related internships or work experiences are encouraged to apply.The PR Director will head up the use of WordPress, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and Hoostsuite. Being able to engage in media relations and create social media plans is also a part of the job description.Video production experience is a plus.

Contact Persida Montanez, press@restoreonelife.org for more information about the position.To apply fill out the form on Restore One’s website: http://restoreonelife.org/~restoreo/internship.php


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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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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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