January is Human Trafficking Awareness #endhumantraficking Month in the United States. I thought it was fitting while driving to drop off 250 dolls and bears (125 dolls and 125 bears) to the @ourrescue office today that I realized it was National Human Trafficking Awareness Day today.
Did you know 30 MILLION people around the world are exploited for profit & held in bondage today (80% are women). And of those 30 million - 2 MILLION are children. Children as young as 5 are sold for sex or labor. Just let that sink in for a minute. Every country & every city in the world is affected by modern-day slavery.
@ourrescue rescues children and young women and then places them in trusted Aftercare facilities to make sure they receive the care and recovery they need. Our dolls and bears will be added to rescue kits survivors receives after they’ve been rescued in hopes of bringing them a little bit of joy and comfort.
I am extremely passionate about the work @ourrescue does, and I feel honored to be a modern day abolitionist (you can sign up on their website to be an abolitionist with a donation as little as $5 a month) and one of their volunteers.
If you would like to learn more about the incredible work they do and how you can support their efforts and help rescue children from the evils of sex trafficking please visit their @ourrescue IG page or Facebook page Operation Underground Railroad.
These 4 huge bags include dolls and bears made by:
Marvis Firmage & friends, Frances Timothy, Valerie Douglas & friends,
Rexburg YSA 100th Ward, Lakeview 6th Ward Relief Society,
Spencer Wariner & friends, Helen Gurr & friends, Alice Johnson,
Gina Harris and Sandy Jones, Lynne Lindstrom, Carlyn Goodwine @thatsagood1mom, Judy Blake, Susan,
anonymous sewer who left a bag of bears on my porch and lots of sewers throughout Salt Lake and area (I included some of the leftover dolls/bears from the Holiday Refugee Party with @serverefugees). #
Sincerest thanks to everyone who helped make these dolls and bears and for your efforts to bless the lives of children who have been through unimaginable horrors.