As Thanksgiving approaches, we want to take a moment to give thanks to our partnership with the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, as they prioritize support for organizations like Cast that are working in the trenches to liberate and empower survivors of human trafficking.
Our partnership reflects our mutual commitment to tikkun olam (“repairing the world”) as we stand together against hate and choose love for our fellow human beings, working together against anti-semitism and all forms of oppression. In addition to this generous grant, CAST is grateful to theJewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles for shining a spotlight specifically on the issue of human trafficking in Los Angeles. As President and Chief Executive Officer, Marvin Schotland, explains in his Washington Post article, “Something as fundamentally contrary to the principles of civil society as human trafficking demands the efforts and resources of us all.”
Over the past decade, theJewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles has awarded General Community Grants totaling nearly $2 million to organizations that focus on high priority concerns in Los Angeles such as human trafficking. In a recent interview with Cast CEO Kay Buck, you can learn about the impact Cast and other partners are making in our community. Click here to watch the video.
Thank you to Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles and everyone who stands with us daily against modern slavery. United we are stronger.