The third Charity Champion of the 2017 season is Jesus Said Love, a nonprofit that awakens hope and empowers change towards women impacted by the adult entertainment industry. Jesus Said Love volunteers go into gentlemen’s clubs across seven Texas cities to meet and encourage women with the love of Christ by connecting them with the community and spiritual resources needed to transition out of work as exotic dancers. Jesus Said Love offers services that include educational training, job training, and physical and nutritional training that act as a springboard for escape from their current situation.
Another training program Jesus Said Love offers the women it serves is driving lessons. The nonprofit would like the public’s help to secure a four-passenger golf cart so women can practice behind the wheel.
Jesus Said Love is the 21st Charity Champion selected by the bank since 2014. The announcement came before the Oklahoma University vs. Baylor football game Sept 23, 2017.
Along with the on-field presentation at the September 23, 2017, football game, TFNB will fund a marketing campaign to raise awareness about Jesus Said Love and also pay for staff training and leadership development for the nonprofit provided by 360 Solutions.
In his Charity Champion nomination, Jesus Said Love co-founder and CEO Brett Mills wrote:
We are making a great impact on assisting women in the commercial sex industry transition into rehabilitated lifestyles that positively affect them, their families and our community…Though our organization is now working in cities across Texas (Houston, Dallas, Waco, Killeen, San Antonio and Bryan/College Station), we are Waco born and Waco proud.
“Being a Charity Champion opens the door for such great marketing opportunities that we would not typically afford in addition to leadership training that will surely lead to growth within our team,” said Mills. “In addition to that, being a Charity Champion will help give a bigger voice for the women we reach. They are no longer merely on the sidelines. Because of Charity Champion, their stories are being told on the field!”
About Jesus Said Love
Jesus Said Love (JSL) began in 2003 in Waco, TX by worship leaders Brett & Emily Mills after learning stories from former exotic entertainers. For the first few years, JSL delivered gift bags filled with practical, high-quality gifts to Waco strip clubs at Easter and Christmas. Today the outreach has grown into a full-time ministry of monthly club outreaches, social work assistance, education, awareness, medical education, childcare and nutritional advocacy across the state of Texas. Visit http://jesussaidlove.
About Charity Champions
To celebrate TFNB Your Bank for Life’s 125th anniversary in 2014, the bank launched Charity Champions to honor charitable organizations in Central Texas. From nominations on the bank’s website, TFNB employees selected the following nonprofits as Charity Champions: Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco, The Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry, UnBound, Compassion Ministries, Friends for Life, Family Health Center, Veterans One Stop and Fuzzy Friends Rescue, Humane Society, Caritas, Care Net, Mission Waco, Advocacy Center, and Methodist Children’s Home.Meals on Wheels Waco, Waco Habitat for Humanity, Family Abuse Center, Generations Adoptions/Nightlight Christian Adoptions, AVANCE Waco, and CASA of McLennan and Hill Counties.Visit www.tfnbtx.com/