AWARENESS IS USELESS WITHOUT ACTION
Come along to Martin Place, Sydney, this Friday as the Stella Fella Campaign host their second annual Stella Fella Friday! Buy one of their specially designed bow ties at the pop-up stall and wear it to work to raise funds and awareness for the fight against human trafficking. Not a fella? Buy one for the stellar man in your life! Or simply don it yourself and be prepared to answer the questions it will raise…
The Stella Fella Campaign is a positive awareness-raising initiative run by Project Futures to bring attention to human trafficking and raise funds through the sale of their slick, suave and sophisticated Stella Fella Bowties!
“Stella Fella provides a platform to educate men in our community about the issue of human trafficking and sexual exploitation to encourage them to play their part in the solution. It celebrates the ‘stella’ men around us who lead by example and demonstrate zero tolerance of behaviour which facilitates these circumstances.”
Why Bow Ties?
What fella doesn’t look suave in a bow tie? They are the quintessential symbol of chivalry, and Stella Fella recognises Australian men that act as chivalrous role models in our community (these are the “Stella Fellas”); men who have respect, integrity and a commitment to protect and value ALL women, in relation to the worldwide issue of human trafficking and modern day slavery.
Where does the money go?
All funds raised through Stella Fella go to The Salvation Army’s Trafficking and Slavery Safehouse in Sydney.
If you won’t be in the city between the hours of 7am – 1pm this Friday, you can buy your Bow Tie and/or Pocket Man-kerchief online. There will also be Stella Fella Bow Tie Clips which have been designed and produced by survivors of human trafficking in Cambodia.
Wear your new Bow Tie to the Stella Fella Black Tie Charity Finale Ball the next night! Haven’t got your tickets? You can buy them here. Saturday 16 August, 6:30pm at Dockside Pavilion on Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney. Tickets are $190 and include a 4.5hr beverage package, 3 course meal and canapés. It promises to be a night of great entertainment, but of course we know the true value lies in the change that will be effected for the survivors of human trafficking at The Salvation Army’s Trafficking and Slavery Safehouse!
*Image credits: Stella Fella Campaign