Amplify Indy is an organization that was started by Harrison Painter three months ago and with this organization, he is promoting and "amplifying" awesome people/brands/causes who are doing great things in the Indianapolis community. One of those causes he is helping to promote is the Hope Center. On August 17th they are holding "Amplify Hope" at Collaborate 317 from 6-8 p.m.
The Hope Center is an organization that provides education, food, shelter, and mental health services to women who have been rescued from the sex trafficking and they are raising money to open the largest rescue center in the country, right here in Indianapolis. They are funded by different church organizations, business, and volunteer donations.
Here are some facts about human trafficking:
- Every year, 300,000+ children under the age of 18 are captured and forced into human trafficking
- The average child that is captured is 12 years old
- A woman that has been rescued has been rape up to 6,000 times
Through the Amplify Hope event, they are looking to raise $20,000 for the center to help them get the final funds they need to open their shelter. Amplify Hope is also looking for sponsors of the event and they are challenging 20 businesses in the Indy area to donate $1,000 to help them raise their goal.
If you are wanting to learn more about the event, please visit their website: http://amplifyindy.com/event/amplify-hope-a-benefit-for-hope-center-indy/
If you are a business and you want to sponsor the event, please call Harrison Painter at 317-871-1000 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you want to learn more about the Hope Center, please visit their website: https://hopecenterindy.com/
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Lisa Mitchell and Kara Kavensky join us on the show this week to talk about women entrepreneurship here in Indianapolis. Both Lisa and Kara are successful entrepreneurs here in Indianapolis and we ask them about what are some of the hurdles they have had to jump over when starting companies here in the Circle City.
Plus we talk with them about who they think are some of the great local women entrepreneurs here in Indianapolis and find out what their biggest failure has been in running their own organizations.
To learn more about Lisa Mitchell and her company, visit her website: http://powerbodylanguage.com/
To keep up to date about Kara Kavensky and next year's inX3 conference, visit the website: http://inx3.org/