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A LETTER FROM OUR

Founder

Dear i5 Insiders,

Hello my Friends!!! It is with joy and optimism that I write to introduce you to the new Executive Director of the i-5 Freedom Network, Stacey Enmeier! 

But first, the reason for this news: I will be moving to New Mexico for the next season of our lives to support aging and ailing parents. It is our privilege to be able to join them and help them through this next very challenging time. For the time being, I will be remaining on the board of directors to support Stacey through the transition and as the i5FN is now a part of my DNA.

The power of our programs and the organizational health of the i5FN has never been stronger and for that reason it is a great time to make room for a new leader to amplify the impact that I know the i5FN is poised to make. And as the Founder and outgoing Executive Director of the i5FN, I am filled with pride and excitement as I hand over the reins to someone as talented, passionate, and dedicated as Stacey Enmeier. 

 

Questions you may be asking yourself:

  1. Will you still have the Big Cheese? YES! APRIL 28! SAVE THE DATE for Big Cheese 8! and I will see you there!

  2. What will Brenda’s role be, will she still be a part of the i5FN? YES, as a board member and to support Stacey and to introduce you to her. Let me know if you want me to set up an introduction.

  3. Will you keep your awesome office in San Clemente? YES! That is where the magic happens, please stop by to visit (most) anytime, 160 Avenida Granada in San Clemente, CA.

  4. Are you going to have a going away party? YES! Sept 27 at 5pm at the office (see above). We are not the i5FN if we are not having a good time. It is also--and as important--a chance to meet Stacey as we pass the baton (which will look a lot like a stapler)

  5. Because we do everything in 5’s, what questions do you have? Do not hesitate to reach out to me directly brenda@i5freedomnetwork.org or to Stacey@i5freedomnetwork.org

 

Stacey is a natural leader and community connector, and I am confident that she will not only preserve but also enhance the impact of our organization. She shares our vision to disrupt the cycle of human trafficking so that all may live with freedom and dignity, and has a deep commitment to the values and goals that have always defined us.

 

In the meanwhile, we are nothing without YOU.

 

Over the years, your unwavering support has been the bedrock upon which our organization has thrived. Your generous gifts of time and financial support have fueled our mission to: 

  • Empower Survivors on their path forward

  • Mobilize communities to take informed action

  • Equip hotels to responsibly and safely report activity in their industry

  • Advocate for effective and thoughtful policies addressing human trafficking at the local, state, and federal level

 

Your belief in us and this cause has been a driving force, and for that, we are profoundly grateful.

 

In light of this exciting transition, we are reaching out to you, our cherished donors, with an impassioned request for your support. We are looking for those who are willing to invest in the lives of Survivors and the safety of our community. Your contributions have allowed us to touch the lives of hundreds of Survivors of trafficking and make a tangible difference in our community. With your continued generosity, we can expand our reach, take on new initiatives, and achieve even greater heights of success.

 

Here's how you can continue to make a difference:

  1. Be a Hero today! - Your one-time contribution can provide scholarships to Survivors toward our Way2Work courses meant to get them on their feet and living the life they deserve.

  2. Be a Recurring Hero! - Consider establishing a recurring donation knowing you are investing in the solution to end human trafficking every month, every quarter, or every year.

  3. Volunteer - In addition to financial support, your time and expertise are invaluable to us. We welcome volunteers to join our team and contribute directly to fighting human trafficking.

  4. Become an Ambassador - Help us raise awareness by sharing our mission with your friends, family, and colleagues. Your voice can inspire others to join our cause.

 

Your contributions, whether big or small, make a significant impact on the lives of those we serve: Survivors of trafficking, our very community members, and our children who are safe from exploitation with your commitment to the i5FN

 

Please feel free to reach out to Stacey at Stacey@i5freedomnetwork.org if you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to discuss your continued support in more detail.

Thank you once again for your unwavering commitment to our organization's mission: To disrupt the cycle of human trafficking so that all may live with freedom and dignity. 

 

Together, with Stacey at the helm, we can look forward to an even brighter future filled with hope, progress, and positive change.

 

 

With sincere warmth and gratitude,,

 

 

 

 

Brenda Wells 

Founder and Outgoing Executive Director 

i-5 Freedom Network

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