As the Black Friday curtains rise, revealing a stage set for the annual shopping extravaganza, we invite you to pause for a moment. Imagine a world where your savings could transform lives, where your deals could deal hope to those in dire need. This Black Friday, consider extending a hand to those whose freedoms are compromised, whose voices are stifled—persecuted freethinkers worldwide.
Last year, thanks to your generous support, we witnessed miraculous stories of resilience and hope. We aided Dolly, a lesbian living under the constant threat of persecution in Egypt, find sanctuary in Georgia. Through your contributions, Dolly not only survived but thrived, securing a job that promised her a future of freedom and safety.
In a collaborative effort with Amnesty International, your donations helped a Yemeni transgender individual escape the chains of oppression and start anew. Your kindness reached across borders, offering a lifeline to Ilham, a student from Afghanistan residing in Turkey, protecting him from the grim possibility of being sent back to a homeland where his safety would be jeopardized.
Moreover, your benevolence has reached further than we could have imagined. Mumino, a courageous individual who stood up for his beliefs, and his family were provided with the essentials to sustain themselves as they awaited a residence permit—a permit that would spell the beginning of a new life chapter filled with hope and security.
Additionally, your aid has been a catalyst for change in the lives of several Nigerian atheists. Through your support, they’ve been able to secure employment and even cultivate land to provide for themselves and their communities. These are but a few of the many successes that you’ve been a part of. Each contribution, no matter the size, has been a vital thread in the tapestry of support we weave for freethinkers in dire straits.
|In our adoption program we connect sponsors to individual clients. For many of the individuals we helped to escape persecution, a long journey starts to get asylum or a resident permit. Not all the countries they flee to, give support to asylum seekers. In the meantime, they face obstacles to getting paid work and becoming self-supporting. Forming support groups around them to follow helps them with some basic income and some moral support so they get a fair chance to build up a new life. For as much as 5 USD or EURO per month, you can support a client and connect to him or her personally to get regular updates.
This Black Friday, as you snag deals and tick off items from your wish list, we invite you to slice a portion of your savings for those who are fighting for their basic human rights. Your generosity could mean a meal, a legal aid, or a ticket to safety for someone like Dolly, Ilham, or countless others whose stories are yet untold.
Let’s make this Black Friday about more than just discounts; let’s make it about dissent—the power to disagree, to think freely, and to live authentically. Donate a fraction of your savings to help a freethinker in need. Stand with us as we support those who dare to think differently in a world that often punishes them for it. Your contribution could turn a day of deals into a day of hope.
Your actions can light the darkest corners of our world. Join us in this mission of mercy and magnanimity. Let’s shop with our hearts this Black Friday and save more than money—let’s save lives.