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EPIK Journey 2018

Fundraising global stats: 41% left

Amount raised: $29,542

Amount left: $20,458

We train men nationwide to effectively talk to online buyers for the purpose of disrupting the demand at the point of sale.

In five years we've made nearly 61,000 contacts with known sex buyers in Portland, Foster City, Oakland, San Diego, Dallas, Fort Worth, Detroit, Kansas City, Phoenix, Tucson, Anchorage, Homer, Boston, Houston, and Denver. We do this by training teams of men to effectively disrupt the demand for sex buying at the point of purchase, via cyber technology, and we need your help.

After collaborating at an EPIK Leadership Huddle in early October, we have begun an organizational shift to the long term goal of creating Culture Change. Using our northstar question, "In a Culture that Exploits the Vulnerable, What's my Part in Creating Change?" we are exploring new ways to influence a society in which the vulnerable are valued and reconciliation between genders is intentionally made. 

At 10am on December 1st we will stand in solidarity with those being trafficked by walking Portland's local "track," 82nd Ave. Please join us by clicking the green "Become a fundraiser" button. You can also make an individual donation to any fundraiser already enrolled.

EPIK Journey Details
 You, your family and friends! (Everyone is welcomed to participate in the walk, fundraising is NOT a prerequisite.) 
What?... A 2.5 mile walk and educational experience along Portland's local "track" w/ reception after
When?... Saturday, December 1st, 10am-2pm
Where?... We'll meet on the street corner of NE 82nd & NE Sandy Blvd, across from the Cameo Hotel
Why?... Because forced prostitution is happening here and now in our community. Participating in the EPIK Journey means standing in solidarity and saying: "Enough! We are not okay with this and we're doing something about it."

The walk ends at a local, well loved pizza shop where we invite walkers to share a meal and reflected on their shared experience. From there walkers will be shuttled back to the starting place to retrieve their cars.

*Please come dressed and prepared for the full force and spectrum of December weather in Portland. Why not wait until it's nicer? Because those forced into prostitution don't get that option.


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Kathleen G donated $50 on 3/12/2019
Fred S. Harman donated $25 on 2/23/2019
I know and support Tomas Perez.
by Anonymous donated $100 on 2/8/2019
Praying for you Nicolas
Fred S. Harman donated $25 on 1/11/2019
I know the founder of the EPIK Project. I went to school with Tomas and led a Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter at U of M.
by Anonymous donated $50 on 12/31/2018
Lynda F donated $50 on 12/29/2018
Thank you for all you and EPIK do to help reducing sex trafficking! May God bless you and help you in your efforts!
Elmer Frimoth donated $50 on 12/18/2018
Phyllis Beukelman donated $25 on 12/18/2018
Joelle crace donated $25 on 12/14/2018
Amanda (Mandi) Cody donated $100 on 12/12/2018
EPIK is a beautiful organization truly making an impact in the lives of the victimized. I want to be a small part of that.
Larry T donated $1000 on 12/10/2018
PJ Southard donated $50 on 12/9/2018
I believe in your efforts to make a difference!
by Anonymous donated $100 on 12/8/2018