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Amirah and the fight to end slavery in New England

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About a year ago, I started hearing about Amirah, Inc., a nonprofit seeking to set up a network of houses to help women who’ve survived human trafficking. A couple months later, my wife and I joined the board.

It’s so much fun to see how far we’ve come!

  • We have relationships with the most important anti-trafficking organizations in Boston including the FBI, the Department of Justice, and many groups that help survivors.
  • We’ve developed a program for women that has been vetted by trauma counselors, professionals, and other survivors.
  • We’ve grown our number of monthly donors to 44 people! These people are helping fund the costs of our first house.

And now we’ve even secured our first house!

Go to the Amirah blog to see the other accomplishments the team of staff and volunteers have accomplished. It’s been quite a year!

And if you think that slavery was extinct or that it was only an international problem, not a domestic one, there are lots of great books. One I just started reading is Somebody’s Daughter by Julian Sher.

You can also like us on Facebook (or make a donation) at! And if you’re coming to Soulfest in August, stop by and say hi!

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

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