BENEFITING: URBAN LIGHT
After finishing my year in Seoul, armed with a Lonely Planet, some baht and my second-hand rucksack, I set out on a trip through Southeast Asia with my friend Jeanette. The next two months were full of incredible adventures -- ziplining through the jungle, learning how to surf and meeting some incredible people along the way. But for all the excitement that our days had, it was in our nights that we saw Southeast Asia's dark side -- the children, girls and boys alike, who have become victims of trafficking.
Shortly after moving to DC the following year, I was introduced to Urban Light, a grassroots organization that speaks out against the trafficking of boys in Thailand. Urban Light provides education, health services, housing and emergency care in order to help boys to live happy, healthy, safe lives.
I've partnered with Urban Light to get out the word about boys who are victims of trafficking and exploitation. As I prepare to light 27 candles for my 27th birthday, I'd love if my friends and family members would join me in being the light for some great boys in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I hope to raise $729 -- that's 27 times 27 (because square numbers are fun). With your assistance, we can help to sustain Urban Light's efforts in Chiang Mai and affect countless boys.