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April 12, 2011

I'm inspired by my friends who started this goal to raise $50K for Somaly Mam Foundation. Please donate to help children across the world.  See more

BENEFITING: Somaly Mam Foundation

ORGANIZER: 50G Girls

Angela and Geo

THE STORY:

50G Girls wrote -

Our Sisters Need Us

Every so often we as humans come across a reality so heartbreaking we have no choice but to get involved.

For the three of us, Gesche, Jackie, Margot - the girls who live at 50 Grand Street (50G), reality kicked in after reading the heart-wrenching autobiography of human trafficking survivor Somaly Mam. As a young girl, Somaly suffered years of abuse in the hands of human traffickers in Cambodia. She was sold into a brothel by the closest thing she had to a “grandfather” who himself physically and psychologically abused her. Her story is one of tragedy, courage, and ultimately triumph. With her admirable strength she has now inspired us to take action.

The FBI estimates that human trafficking pulls in $10 billion of annual revenue, making it the third largest criminal industry in the world, surpassed only by the trade of illegal arms and drugs. The Council of Europe states that “people trafficking has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade”. Every year, over two million women and children are sold into slavery and this number will continue to grow unless people like you and I take action.

Somaly Mam began her work in Cambodia, rescuing and rehabilitating survivors, many of them little children and young girls. Her foundation has since expanded, educating and saving victims of human trafficking in countries throughout Southeast Asia. With the help of donations her foundation sustains survivor shelters, provides direct assistance for rehabilitating victims, and works towards changing global mindsets to one day claim the end of these atrocities. You can find out more about the Somaly Mam Foundation and related programs here: www.somaly.org

We URGE you to watch at least 5 mins of the embedded video clip on the left-hand side. It will make all the difference.

We will not just accept the existence of sex slavery - you and I can do something about it!

Please look at the information below to see how we can make an impact together. 

 

-- 50G MISSION STATEMENT--

Together, we strive to raise awareness of human trafficking and contribute funding to the rescue of survivors as well as to efforts targeted at the prevention of these crimes. We begin our quest in South East Asia. Our ultimate goal is to collect $50,000 (50G) to donate to the Somaly Mam Foundation.

 

-- HOW YOU CAN HELP --

1. Donate

By sparing a few dollars of our hard-earned money we have the power to help save survivors and to protect at-risk girls from falling victim to this horrible trade. Every dollar counts and is 100% tax deductible.

Thirty dollars provides an HIV test and medical exam for a girl rescued from a brothel, this equals to ~2 drinks at a bar. Imagine the difference you could make by contributing a weekend’s worth of drinks - or a month’s worth of coffee.

$25  -  Helps provide computer training for a 5-18 yr old survivor at shelters in Southeast Asia
$120  -  Helps provide a survivor a year’s worth of specialized training in weaving, sewing, salon, or other vocational skills that will help her get a job and stay employed
$12,000  -  Pays for the annual salary of a full-time doctor - one of the most important factors ensuring a healthy future and a new start

At this very moment young girls in South East Asia are experiencing a hell similar to and oftentimes more violent to that of Somaly’s. Together we have the ability to give them a new life.

2. Spread the Word

Talk to others about what you have learned. Growing international awareness is crucial in pressuring governments to be more active in the war against human trafficking.

 

-- ON-GOING -- Watch out for our upcoming events and activities. Join us and have fun doing so.

We are proud to announce that 50G has partnered with De Santos restaurant (www.desantosnyc.com) to host events and promotions throughout the year. This includes a monthly 50G brunch where De Santos will donate a portion of our bill to the cause. Stay tuned.

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[All photographs are courtesy of Norman Jean Roy]- Norman is a prominent portrait photographer and the winner of numerous awards for his contributions to the world of editorial photography he is also an activist and Board Member of the Somaly Mam Foundation 

*LIKE us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/50G-for-our-sisters/164541093599324

*We can be contacted at: 50G.NYC@gmail.com

 

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To This Fundraiser

$6,395

MONEY RAISED
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  • Angela Huang

    $500

  • AFS

    $100

  • Geo Chen

    $1,000

  • Li Ouyang

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kim Chen

    $50

  • David Chang

    $25

  • soon ho lee

    $200

  • angela chen

    $1,000

  • Anh Vu

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Youngro Lee

    $120

  • Andrew Huang

    $500

  • Shelly and Jack Huang

    $1,500

  • Jeffrey Hsiung

    $100

  • Jenny Wu

    $100

  • Clinton Bam Bam Lam

    $50

  • Corinne A

    $100

  • Anita Sra

    $500

  • Darlyn & Jonathan

    $50

  • Joanna Lin

    $100

  • Dan Cho

    $100

  • Estelle

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

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91% Raised of $7,000 Goal

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The Team: $53,920 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

50G Girls

Amount Raised

$22,053

 

44% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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Gesche

Amount Raised

$13,050

 

148% Raised of $8,800 Goal

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Jaclyn Mitleider

Amount Raised

$10,000

 

125% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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Angela and Geo

Amount Raised

$6,395

 

91% Raised of $7,000 Goal

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Bubbly Brunch

Amount Raised

$1,200

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50G - Lizz Cincotta

Amount Raised

$1,012

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50G- Kristina Headrick

Amount Raised

$100

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Ashley Castle

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Estelle

Estelle

DONATION: $50

Thank you Angela and Geo for opening my eyes. I hope more people see the damage and how they can help too. 8 years ago

Dan Cho

Dan Cho

DONATION: $100

Great work Angela. 8 years ago

Joanna Lin

Joanna Lin

DONATION: $100

8 years ago

Darlyn & Jonathan

Darlyn & Jonathan

DONATION: $50

8 years ago

Anita Sra

Anita Sra

DONATION: $500

8 years ago

Corinne A

Corinne A

DONATION: $100

8 years ago

Clinton Bam Bam Lam

Clinton Bam Bam Lam

DONATION: $50

Excellent cause. I wish you luck. 8 years ago

Jenny Wu

Jenny Wu

DONATION: $100

Great cause. Thanks for raising awareness. 8 years ago

Jeffrey Hsiung

Jeffrey Hsiung

DONATION: $100

8 years ago