ZOE’s Annual ZOE Rescue Walk is in just 4 months. Though this sounds like it’s a ways out, time seems to be flying by lately that it will be here in no time.
This year will be our 5th Walk. Hundreds, both adults and children, come together to this event to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. Though the issue can be very dark and overwhelming, there is something that we can all do to make a difference…to join together in the fight against human trafficking. Our Walk date is November 5th, 2016 and will begin at LA Mission College and end at El Cariso Park in Sylmar, CA. Each year, there is a different focus that is highlighted at the Walk. This year’s focus is MY FIGHT. It is based on our new program at ZOE called My Generation My Fight that emerged out of the heart of a child who was born to fight injustice.
ZOE is working in close partnership with Safe Harbor Family Services, a nonprofit organization that recruits, equips, and supports foster families. After experiencing safety, love, and care at ZOE Children’s Homes – Los Angeles, many kids will be ready to move to family settings where they can continue the healing process.
A few days ago, it was "Wai Kru" Day in Thailand. On this day, students pay respect to their teachers to show gratitude. Public schools celebrate this day with a Wai Kru ceremony which incorporates Buddhist traditions such as prayer and rituals within their school. Along with the ceremony, all of the students make a flower tray to give to their teachers. The ZOE students do not recognize Wai Kru Day but rather honor our teachers on Teacher Appreciation Day, a different day.