Patron is a local organization that seeks to end the demand for domestic sex-trafficking in the U.S.
Working with national anti-sex trafficking organizations, and under the auspices of both federal and local law enforcement, Patron works to simultaneously end the demand of domestic sex-trafficking via tangible, direct, and effective action for men in local communities while creatively serving the local eco-system of various anti-sex trafficking organizations in order to help prolong their combined and comprehensive sustainability.
A definition of “patron” is simply, “a person who buys goods or uses the services of an establishment.” Men from our communities become patrons of the local sex industry by their passive acceptance of sexually explicit advertisements and entertainment, the use of pornography, attending exotic night/strip clubs, and the direct purchase of sex.
Another definition of “Patron” is, “someone who is chosen, named, or honored as a special guardian, protector, or supporter.”
Partnering or participating with Patron is choosing to no longer be a casual patron of a culture that accepts and perpetuates the exploitation of human bodies; and instead, choosing to become a Patron for our daughters and sons…and for each other.
Donate to Patron
In order to sustain their work of ending the demand for sex trafficking, we invite you to make a one-time or recurring donation which will be designated toward the work of our branch Patron. All gifts given are tax deductible. Abide Ministries partners with Donorbox to enable donors to make one time and recurring donations, while allowing them to manage their own giving in a safe, secure, and reliable environment.
Online gifts can be made using the form on this page, or at https://donorbox.org/patron. You can make one-time or recurring gifts using credit cards, debit cards, or bank transfers. All transactions are processed through Donorbox (a Stripe partner) for the highest level of security and convenience. Once you make a gift, you can manage your gift at www.donorbox.org.
Check gifts can be made out to: Abide Ministries and sent to 323 Linwood Dr, Rochester, MI 48307.
Please add “Patron” to the memo line of all check gifts. For any questions regarding giving, please email [email protected]
STOCK / MUTUAL FUND GIFTS
Most U.S. brokerage firms can quickly and easily transfer your gift of stock or mutual funds to Patron electronically. Click here for details to give to your broker.
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
If you are age 70 1⁄2 or older, you can make gifts from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to Patron without paying income tax on the withdrawal. Click here for instructions on how to make an IRA Charitable Rollover.