Final 2016 Charity Champion is UnBound

TFNB Charity ChampionWACO, TX ( November 19, 2016) — UnBound is the latest TFNB Charity Champion to be named, marking the 18th nonprofit selected by TFNB bank employees.

UnBound works with local communities to fight human trafficking through prevention, professional training, and survivor advocacy. Thanks to UnBound, nearly a dozen youngsters in Central Texas are educated and empowered about these human rights offenses every single week.  UnBound helps people who are found in these inhumane situations.

UnBound is looking for ways to advance their efforts in educating and training more individuals. They need monetary donations as well as five iPads to supplement the anti-trafficking curriculum and to have more mobility in their efforts.

“As a TFNB Charity Champion, we hope to reach more people with the message that everyone has a part to play in fighting human trafficking,” said Susan Peters executive director of UnBound. “Whether you’re a parent who can help keep your kids safe or advocate for training at their school, an attorney who can donate services to a victim, a doctor who can recognize and intervene, or a community member who can contribute time or resources, it takes all of us coming together to stop human trafficking.”

UnBound supporter, Alison Sloan, nominated UnBound for TFNB Charity Champions.  In her nomination submission, she wrote:

When we learned of children being sold into sex trafficking in our own communities, we felt compelled to do our part to stop it. We asked: What if attorneys, IT specialists, teachers, moms, medical professionals—all spheres of society—worked together? Starting small, we realized that a lot of small adds up to something really big. By working together through prevention, professional training and survivor advocacy, we’ve started to see communities activated to fight human trafficking.

UnBound was honored at the Kansas State vs. Baylor game on Nov. 19, 2016 during the third quarter. They are the 18th winner since the start of Charity Champions in 2014 and will be the center of a marketing and leadership campaign funded by TFNB.

About UnBound

UnBound has helped dozens of at-risk young people in Central Texas who became involved in human trafficking.  The organization works tirelessly to educate and empower young people so they do not become exploited. To learn more about their efforts visit unboundnow.org.