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Survivor Trees of Life Project

Survivor Trees of Life Project is a way to make visible the fact that we are all connected to one another....like a tree, each part brings life to the other parts. Join us in blessing and connecting with our local trafficking survivors in a special way this holiday season.

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Survivor Trees of Life Project

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Dec 01, 2021, 12:00 AM – Dec 15, 2021, 11:00 PM

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About the Event

Special Holiday Project

Survivor Trees of Life

The Interfaith Collaborative cordially invites you and your faith community to partner with the Human Trafficking Task Force to give specific local trafficking survivors (identified through the DA's Office Victim Witness Program) an extra special blessing this holiday season. The Survivor Tree of Life Project is a way we can make visible the fact that we are all connected to one another....like a tree, each part nurtures and brings life to the other parts. When one suffers, we all suffer; when one is lifted up, we are all lifted up. 

This holiday season, we want you and your faith community to join us in showing care, nurturing, and support to our local survivors by adopting one or more Survivor Trees. Terri Speier (our Tangible Needs Organizer Extraordinaire) has organized Seven Survivor Trees of Life, each with an estimated cost to fulfill all of the requested items for that Tree. One special Survivor Tree contains items to bless a certain survivor along with her family, as they will be together for the holidays. For a sample list/cost estimate of items for Survivor Trees, please see below instructions. Here's how the Survivor Trees of Life Project works:

 1) Send an email to interfaithcosb@gmail.com requesting a Survivor Tree of Life packet (this includes the list of printable tags, and a master list of tags that will be hung on the tree).  If there is a particular Tree # you are requesting, from the sample list below, please indicate your request in this email (requests will be designated on a first, come, first served basis!). Please also note that the Trees in the sample are listed according to the DA's Office priority, so Tree #1 is our top priority, and the rest follow in descending order. 

2) Designate a tree (it could be a mini palm tree, an olive tree, an evergreen tree, etc...one that signifies life to your faith community) in an area that is visible to your faith community.   

3) Decorate your tree with tags listing items (with their estimated price) that would be needed to bless particular local survivors.   

4) Ask people to take a tag home with them and bring back either the item itself listed on the tag, or $ donation to buy that item, by December 15th. Keep track of who takes which tags (on your master list), so you can contact them if necessary.   

5) Return the collected donations and funds to Terri Speier (stspeier@cox.net) by December 15th, who will deliver all Survivor Tree of Life Items to the DA's Office.   

We realize this is a large ask, and apologize for the rushed nature of this request!  

....we also recognize that this is the season when we as people of faith celebrate miracles that break into our world in unexpected and wondrous ways, bringing life, light, hope, and joy with them. Let's see what we can do together to pour out special blessings on our local survivors this holiday season!  

Thank you for your compassionate heart in action!  

The Leadership Team 

Interfaith Collaborative

Sample Survivor Trees of Life (upon receipt of email indicating adoption of a Tree, the final printable list and tags for that Tree will be sent via email):

Tree #1 For Special Survivor & Her Family who will be Together for Holidays (Cost $579-$985*)

Young Teen girl (estimated cost $140)

Furry PUMA slides, size 6, (Cost $30)

Beginner Cookbook (Cost $20)

Gold jewelry -Nordstrom brass plum or Target (cost $30)

Gold Jewelry - Nordstrom brass plum or Target (cost $20)

Make up ($40)

7y/o Boy -Favorite Colors: Gray and Yellow Mustard ($110-$200)

Shirt, size 12/14 - Old Navy or Target ($15-$30)

Sweatpants size 12/14 - Old Navy ($15 - $30)

Shoe 5 Wide, likes Sketchers New Balance (Cost $30-$45)

Size 5 Rollerblades or roller skates (Cost $40-$55)

Hot-wheels (Cost $10-$40)

5y/o Boy- Favorite Color: Blue/Loves Dinosaurs! (cost $105-$170)

Shirt, size 7 - Old Navy or Target ($10-$20)

Dress pants size 7 (cost $15-$30)

Plaid dress shirt size 7 (cost $15 - $30)

Timberland like boots- size 1 (cost $35-$50)

Roller blades or Roller Skates - size 1 (cost $30-$40)

4y/o Girl- Favorite colors: pink, blue, green (estimated cost $100-$180)

Shirt and leggings size 6 (cost $20–40)

Sweats size 6 (Cost $10-$20)

Sweater size 6 ($20-$30)

Shoe size: 1 loves boots! ($20-$50)

Cooking toys ($30-$40)

Grandma (estimated cost $124-$194-$295)

Loves sweats Size 12/13 XL ($60 -$80 set)

Size: 9 1/2 Womens shoe ($30-$60)

Make up- natural colors/neutral browns or shimmers ($20-$40)

Make up brushes ($14-$25)

Dinning Set for 6 ($40-$50, Macy’s black Friday sale)

silverware ($30-$40 Macy’s black Friday)

Tree #2 for 3 young teen girls, 12-14 years old (estimated cost $576)

3x $50 Visa Gift Card (cost $56 each)

3x Plush throw blanket (cost $25 each)

1x package bikini underwear (size small) -NOT briefs! (Cost $11 each)

(Auden at Target makes some that are good and size friendly, here.)

1x package bikini underwear (size large) -NOT briefs! (Cost $11 each)

(Auden at Target makes some that are good and size friendly, here.)

1x package bikini underwear (size XL) -NOT briefs! (Cost $11 each)

(Auden at Target makes some that are good and size friendly, here.)

1x Sports Bras, size small (Auden at Target, here.)  (cost $20 each)

1x Sports Bras, size large (Auden at Target, here.)  (cost $20 each)

1xSports Bras, size XL (Auden at Target, here.)  (cost $20 each)

1x Zip up hoodie for young teen girl, size small (Cost $40 each)

1x Zip up hoodie for young teen girl, size large (Cost $40 each)

1xZip up hoodie for young teen girl, size XL(Cost $40 each)

1x Slides or Flip Flops, size 6 (Cost $25 each)

1x slides or Flip Flops, size 7 (Cost $25 each)

1x slides or flip flops, size 8 (Cost $25 each)

3x Travel packs: wet wipes, hand sanitizer, band aides (Cost $8 each)

3x Hot Cheetos or similar, max pack (Cost $7 each)

Tree #3 6x $50 Amazon Cards for Safe House (cost $300)

Tree #4 for 2 young teen girls, 12-14 years old (estimated cost $384)

2x $50 Visa Gift Card (cost $56 each)

2x Plush throw blanket (cost $25each)

1x package bikini underwear (size small) -NOT briefs! (Cost $11 each)

(Auden at Target makes some that are good and size friendly, here.)

1x package bikini underwear (size large) -NOT briefs! (Cost $11 each)

(Auden at Target makes some that are good and size friendly, here.)

1x Sports Bras, size small (Auden at Target, here.)  (cost $20 each)

1x Sports Bras, size large (Auden at Target, here.)  (cost $20 each)

1x Zip up hoodie for young teen girl, size small (Cost $40 each)

1x Zip up hoodie for young teen girl, size large (Cost $40 each)

1x Slides or Flip Flops, size 7 (Cost $25 each)

1x Slides or Flip Flops, size 9 (Cost $25 each)

2x Travel packs: wet wipes, hand sanitizer, band aides (Cost $8 each)

2x Hot Cheetos or similar, max pack (Cost $7 each)

Tree #5 for 3 young teen girls, 12-14 years old (estimated cost $576)

3x $50 Visa Gift Card (cost $56 each)

3x Plush throw blanket (cost $25each)

1x package bikini underwear (size small) -NOT briefs! (Cost $11 each)

(Auden at Target makes some that are good and size friendly, here.)

1x package bikini underwear (size large) -NOT briefs! (Cost $11 each)

(Auden at Target makes some that are good and size friendly, here.)

1x package bikini underwear (size XL) -NOT briefs! (Cost $11 each)

(Auden at Target makes some that are good and size friendly, here.)

1x Sports Bras, size small (Auden at Target, here.)  (cost $20 each)

1x Sports Bras, size large (Auden at Target, here.)  (cost $20 each)

1x Sports Bras, size XL (Auden at Target, here.)  (cost $20 each)

1x Zip up hoodie for young teen girl, size small (Cost $40 each)

1x Zip up hoodie for young teen girl, size large (Cost $40 each)

1x Zip up hoodie for young teen girl, size xl (Cost $40 each)

1x Slides or Flip Flops, size 6 (Cost $25 each)

1x slides or Flip Flops, size 7 (Cost $25 each)

1x slides or Flip Flops, size 9 (Cost $25 each)

3x Travel packs: wet wipes, hand sanitizer, band aides (Cost $8 each)

3x Hot Cheetos or similar, max pack (Cost $7 each)

Tree #6 Visa cards $50 each (cost $336)

(There is a $6 extra charge on each Visa cards.)

Tree #7 8x Target cards $25 each (cost $200)

*Cost estimates based on Target/Old Navy/JC Penny

Participants are welcome to purchase more expensive items, this is just a base

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