About Mike Rusch

Based in Downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, Mike is the Chief Executive Officer at Pure Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to building world class technology solutions for Nonprofit Organizations, Individual Fundraising, and Community Advocacy.

Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors for Help One NowMercy House GlobalCanopy Northwest Arkansas99 Balloons@HopeMob, Laundry Love, and Serve Northwest Arkansas.  

Prior to Pure Charity, Mike worked for Nickelodeon, The Walt Disney Company, Hershey Foods, and served in the US Marine Corps. Mike is a husband of 22 years, father of 4, a lover of a great story, and never too far from a fly-fishing river.  

Art Show to End Human Slavery

Our family had the priviledge to attending the Not-For-Sale “Free to Create” Art Show in Fayetteville on Saturday night…

If you’re not familiar with NFS, I’d encourage you to spend some time on their website as they couragously fight to free the 27 million people that are entrapped in slavery today. Tragically, the vast majority of slaves today are children in forced labor situations and sex-trafficking. These are children just like yours and mine…sweet, innocent and deserving life.

At the art show, we saw this painting (sorry my picture doesn’t do it justice), and it captured me.

African child by Freedom Rodriguez
African child by Freedom Rodriguez (image is copyrighted)

Why did it capture me…see those eyes? Those eyes are a reminder that every child deserves life, and, honestly, I forget those eyes everyday. So, this is my reminder to not forget…a reminder to stand up for life and protect those who can’t protect themselves.

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