EWI of Columbus November Chapter Meeting
Community Impact: Spotlight on Freedom a la Cart
Our November program focuses on making an impact on the community – one of EWI’s core tenets. Our recent first place scholarship winner, April Thacker, will share her story working to help survivors of human trafficking through the organization Freedom a la Cart. Freedom offers women rescue, rehabilitation and restoration through cause cuisine.
In this presentation you will learn more about the effect of human trafficking and the often over-looked statistics on our population. You’ll also hear about a unique partnership with the Catch Court (a specialty docket within the Municipal Courts), information on trauma-informed care and news about Freedom’s support services program.
How can you help? During our November meeting, we are holding a coat drive benefiting these survivors. Bring in women’s coats, hoodies, gloves – your cold weather gear – to be donated. All sizes are accepted. This is a huge need as the weather turns cold soon, so clean out your closet! Please bring your clean coats and other cold-weather gear clothing to the October and/or November EWI Chapter meetings or contact Karen Gilbert at
or 614-989-9327 to arrange for pick-up of very large amounts or if you can’t attend the meetings. Be sure to reach out to your family, friends, and neighbors too!
Tues, Nov 12
The Boat House
679 W. Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Chapter Members - $38
Sustaining Members - $25
Guests - $48
Free parking available
Meet Our Speaker
April Thacker is a survivor of human trafficking and has been an employee of Freedom a la Cart for nearly 6 years. “Through the role as case manager, I’m now able to help our ladies make their employment and education goals a reality as well. This work gives my life purpose, and enables me to give survivors what Freedom gave to me: support, hope, confidence, and success.”
Freedom a la Cart is a non-profit organization that empowers adult survivors of human trafficking to build a new life of freedom and self-sufficiency. Freedom operates a full catering business offering workforce development and employment opportunities to job-ready participants.
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