A bazaar and raffle to benefit Hope Center Indy, which provides care to women ages 18-30 coming out of human trafficking, will held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Carole’s Fitness, 5661 Madison Ave.
Human traffickers use violence, threats, lies, debt bondage and other forms of coercion to compel women to engage in sex acts against their will.
The Hope Center, which opened in June on the Eastside, offers a Christ-centered program to help develop the personal and professional lives of these women so they can re-enter society with the confidence, health and technical skills needed to succeed.
“My heart is so into the center’s cause because these women are afforded a second chance at life,” said Carole Pefley, who owns the fitness center. “Everything we make will be donated to Hope Center Indy. We are really going to have some nice stuff for sale.”
Pefley was introduced to the center when she worked in its kitchen this summer through a volunteer program with Community Church of Greenwood.
In addition to the sale, Pefley will host an open house at her fitness facility, which is geared to ages 50 and older.