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Shoppe 561 And Other Palm Beach Area Businesses Participate In Shine A Light Day To Raise Awareness Of Modern-Day Slavery

Local businesses in the Palm Beaches are helping to raise awareness about modern day-slavery.

On Thursday, Feb. 25, artisan craft store Shoppe 561 in West Palm Beach and other area stores are working in tandem with The End It Movement's Shine A Light On Slavery Day. 

The international awareness day seeks to bring attention to the issue of modern-day slavery in several ways—one of which involves a social media campaign. People are asked to draw a large, red "X" on their hands and post a photo to Instagram or another social media account with the hashtags #enditmovement and #shinealightpalmbeaches. Locals are also encouraged to tag @Shoppe561 in their photos.

Uptown Art, Celis Produce and Flower & Fringe are also partnering in support of Shine A Light Day.

Shoppe 561, in particular, will be hosting a "Shop for Freedom" event, in which 10 percent of sales made Thursday between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. will be donated to Hope House Florida. The organization provides professional care for minor girls victimized by human trafficking.

In addition, if supporters "check-in" at Shoppe 561 or Uptown Art, the stores will donate $1 to Hope House Florida. Shoppers can also take a soap-making class for only $5, and the fee will be donated back to the nonprofit.