“Cinderella” campaign rapidly gains strong support across the U.S.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


The tale of Cinderella is filled with magic and awe. Little girls often dream about meeting their own princes after seeing the beloved tale.

For most women and children being trafficked through prostitution and other forms of slavery, however, the Cinderella life doesn’t end with a happy marriage. Instead, they find themselves in a world of pain, abuse, drugs, and violence.

In response, Corban University in Salem, Ore. has launched what it’s calling the Cinderella campaign.

The University has announced plans to donate part of its profits from a two-weekend run of “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” to anti-human trafficking ministry Shared Hope International based in Vancouver, Wash.

Corban’s “Cinderella” musical director Tamara McGinnis and David Sanford, Corban’s director of communications and public relations, urge anyone producing the show in 2012, 2013 or later to donate part of their proceeds to a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the suffering caused by human trafficking.

The Cinderella campaign already has garnered strong support across the U.S. and beyond. Supporters include:

  • Linda Smith, founder, Shared Hope International, www.SharedHope.org
  • Hannah Farver, Texas, author, blogger and speaker, www.hannahfarver.com
  • Jocelyn C. Green, Iowa, award-winning author, http://jocelyngreen.blogspot.com
  • Penny Carothers, Washington, social justice editor, www.burnsidewriterscollective.com
  • Valerie Sjodin, Oregon, author, artist and workshop facilitator, www.valeriesjodin.com
  • Carma Lee, M.D., Oregon, physician and anti-human trafficking advocate
  • Michael Tso, M.D., and Emily Tso, New Hampshire, director of training, His Mansion Ministries,www.HisMansion.com
  • Ann Dunagan, Oregon, author and speaker, co-founder of Harvest Ministry, founder of Daring Daughters, www.harvestreport.net
  • Sheri Mueller, Illinois, co-founder of Growthtrac.com, currently working on her MBA at Olivet Nazarene University, www.GrowthTrac.com
  • Jane Kirkpatrick, Oregon, bestselling novelist and mental health professional,http://www.jkbooks.com
  • Suzie Slonaker, Washington, advocate for HIV/AIDS children and families
  • Ginny Mooney, Florida, Emmy-award winning television producer and writer specializing in issues of faith and culture
  • Joni Eareckson Tada, California, author, speaker and advocate for disabled persons, founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, www.JoniandFriends.org
  • Traci Deis, Minnesota, author and editor who has been dubbed a "free agent abolitionist" by fellow anti-human-trafficking advocates in the Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Clara Ruffin, Connecticut, National Christian Educator of the Year, co-founder of Ministry of the Open door, co-founder of Hartford Friendship Kids’ Camp
  • Martha Bolton, Tennessee, Emmy nominated television writer, New York Times bestselling author, playwright, http://marthabolton.com
  • Julie Woodley, New York, author, speaker and founder of Restoring the Heart Ministries,http://www.rthm.cc
  • Alice Gray, Arizona, speaker and platinum bestselling author
  • Jayne Schooler, Ohio, author, adoption educator, and international child welfare advocate,www.jayneschooler.com
  • Nancie Carmichael, Oregon, popular speaker and bestselling author,www.nanciecarmichael.com
  • Lindy Lowry, California, editor of Outreach magazine, http://twitter.com/lindylowry
  • PeggySue Wells, South Carolina, author of a dozen books including co-author of The Slave Across the Street, http://peggysuewells.wordpress.com/books
  • Tina Jacobson, Texas, mother of two daughters, advocate for innocent girls sold into slavery in India, and CEO and president of The B&B Media Group, Inc., www.tbbmedia.com
  • Shannon Niquette Ratliff, Indiana, fashion model, http://shannonstewartmodel.com
  • Rev. Ruth Tuttle Conard, South Carolina, founder and pastoral director, Designed To Be Pillars,www.designedtobepillars.org
  • Rita M. Nussli, Washington, associate director of Soul Formation, www.soulformation.org
  • Lacey Hanson, District of Columbia, media rep for International Justice Mission, www.ijm.org
  • Tabitha Plueddemann, North Carolina, anti-trafficking activist and literary agent for God in a Brothel
  • Tamara Park, North Carolina, author, speaker, and producer at the Halogen TV network,www.halogentv.com, which frequently addresses the global human trafficking pandemic
  • Elaine Wright Colvin, Washington, Founder/Director of WIN India for Jesus, which supports dozens of orphaned children whose parent(s) are dying of HIV/AIDS
  • Grace Fox, British Columbia, author and speaker, national co-director of International Messengers Canada, www.gracefox.com
  • Alison Whiteker, California, biblical counselor, speaker and author of the book Heartache No More
  • Poppy Smith, Oregon, spiritual director, international speaker and author, www.poppysmith.com
  • Gigi Devine Murfitt, Washington, author, speaker and co-founder of Gabriel's Foundation of HOPE,www.Gigimurfitt.com and www.GabesHOPE.org
  • Cynthia Bigelow, Oregon, member of Holt International’s board of directors and founder of Chosen International, www.ChosenInternational.org
  • Mary Stone, Washington, speaker and author of Run in the Path of Peace, http://maryellenstone.com
  • Anneli Anderson, Oregon, graphic designer, illustrator, painter and author of Illuminated Praise,www.studioanneli.com
  • Cornelia Becker Seigneur, Oregon, faith and culture writer, author ofWriter Mom Tales, and adjunct instructor of journalism at Multnomah University, www.corneliaseigneur.com
  • Karen Covell, California, founding director of the Hollywood Prayer Network,www.hollywoodprayernetwork.org
  • Kim de Blecourt, Michigan, writer, speaker, voice actor and global orphan awareness advocate,www.nourishedhearts.com
  • Drenda Howatt, Oregon, author of Strong and Courageous: A Survivor's Facebook Journey Through Breast Cancerhttp://iamstrongandcourageous.blogspot.com
  • Patricia H. Rushford, Washington, mentor, speaker, conference director and award-winning author of more than 50 books, www.patriciarushford.com
  • Susan W. Lester, Alabama, speaker, editor, and author of The Noble Dream: From the Jungles of Uganda to the Hills of Rwanda Faith Prevails, www.africanewlife.org
  • Joyce K. Ellis, Minnesota, speaker, mentor, writing instructor, award-winning freelance writer and author of more than a dozen books including The 500 Hats of a Modern-Day Woman,www.joycekellis.com
  • Karen Neumair, Michigan, mother of two daughters, Credo Communications literary agent,www.credocommunications.net
  • Kim Galgano, Washington, decision coach, writer, speaker and founder of Chicks with Choices,www.chickswithchoices.com
  • Patti Gordon, Georgia, speaker, writer and author of Press Play: Taking the Single Life Off Hold,www.pattigordon.com
  • Harmony Dust, California, founder of Treasures, an outreach and support group to women in the sex industry, and author of Scars & Stilettoswww.iamatreasure.com
  • Jenni Burke, Oregon, literary agent, conference speaker and publishing consultant,www.dcjacobson.com  
  • Jasmine May, Asia, author, artist, director of aftercare home for sex trafficking survivors

NOTE: To add your name to this list, please contact David Sanford at dsanford@corban.edu.

  • Cinderella is a magical performance that can also 
    make a difference for victims of human trafficking. 

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