Village Volunteers' Fundraiser:

Runaway Bridesmaids 2014

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BENEFITING: Village Volunteers

EVENT DATE: Sep 27, 2014

THE STORY:

Thank you to those of you who supported our team with donations and to everyone who slipped into a dress and laced up their running shoes to help raise awareness about trafficking. You helped make the second annual Runaway Bridesmaids race (and first-ever in Hoboken!) so much fun--and such a success. 

Because of your help, we have raised more than $7600 so far this year (or more than $18,000 in the two years that we’ve done the event!) to support the New Light shelter for the kids of sex workers in one of India's biggest red light districts to help break the cycle of human trafficking. 

A big shout out to Ms. Emily Lambert for raising $1000 on Crowdrise. She wins an Airline Ambassadors Mission Trip to visit one of their projects in Guatemala, Colombia or Haiti...her choice, flight included. 

We can’t wait for the fun to begin again next year: The 2015 Runaway Bridesmaids 1-mile fun run will be even bigger, and a team of five of us are going on to run 26.2 miles in DRESSES for the NYC Marathon to help raise funds and awareness for the cause. You can find updates here on crowdrise, on our Facebook page (facebook.com/runawaybridesmaidsrace), and twitter feed (@runbridesmaids).

Many thanks, 

The Runaway Bridesmaids team

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  • 1 Team of Runners raising awareness and funds to help fight human trafficking
  • 1-mile fun run in Hoboken, Sept 27, 2014 in partnership with the Hoboken Pump & Run (register here, be sure to click on the 3rd option down that says 'runaway bride 1 mile fun run'). 
  • 1 Amazing Cause
  • Lots of Bridesmaid Dresses (women and men will be walking or running in recycled bridesmaids dresses--or any fancy 'ol dress)

Why You Should Care

Human trafficking is happening not only on the other side of the world, but also in our hometowns. If you need proof that sex trafficking is a local issue, then just look at the 2014 Super Bowl held in East Rutherford, New Jersey. FBI agents rescued 16 children during the sporting event who were victims of sex trafficking.

The problem is huge: Human trafficking is the fast-growing organized crime business, reaping $32 billion a year, according to The International Labor Organization. That’s why we’re asking you to pledge just $32 to help support Runaway Bridesmaids and combat human trafficking.

Benefiting

By supporting Runaway Bridesmaids and donating at least $32, you are fighting human trafficking by helping to educate travel workers to catch a criminal, as well as shelter a vulnerable child from joining the sex trade. That’s because Runaway Bridesmaids will benefit two life-changing organizations:  PROCEEDS FROM RACE REGISTRATION go to Airline Ambassadors International to sponsor an anti-trafficking training program at Newark airport, a major hub of sex trafficking.

MONEY RAISED HERE ON Crowdrise will help break the cycle of sex trafficking by supporting Village Volunteers’ partner New Light, a shelter for the kids of sex workers and as well as a home for victims of trafficking in India’s biggest red light district. New Light is changing lives!

The Runaway Bridesmaids Story

We believe in the power of friendship and community and of a group of people coming together to make a positive change in the world. We believe that slavery should not exist ever—and especially not in this century. We believe that, with the help of a few caring people like you, we can fight human trafficking.

We also believe in moving our bodies, having fun, and in proving our bride friends right who swore we could wear those bridesmaids dresses again by recycling them for a good cause, lacing up our sneakers, and racing to make a positive difference in the lives of other women and girls. That’s why we’re doing the second annual Runaway Bridesmaids run, where we’ll recycle those bridesmaids dresses that are all about celebrating friendship and love to run in them to raise awareness and funds to help fight human trafficking.

Win A Free Trip
We're super excited that our partner Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) is giving away a generous grand prize trip for whoever registers for the Runaway Bridesmaids 1-mile fun run and raises the most money for the cause here on crowdrise.com.  If you win, you can choose to visit Colombia, Haiti, OR Guatemala. Airfare, food, and lodging included!

Here is what you have to do: 
#1 Register for the race here: http://tinyurl.com/pbfm5bh

#2 Create your own fundraiser on this page and then message everyone you know to donate and help fight human trafficking. If you raise the most money out of any other fundraiser on our page, you win!

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To This Fundraiser

$7,639

MONEY RAISED
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    $60

  • Kate Booth

    $25

  • Sherri Calabrese

    $10

  • Elisha Rautenbach

    $10

  • Megan R.

    $32

  • Olivia Mazyuk

    $50

  • Heather Rellihan

    $50

  • Mrunal Meshram

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Elenn Chestman

    $25

  • Vin

    $30

  • Tony & Vicki Daniele

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Michael Batson

    $50

  • Nadine and Robert Pressner

     

  • Stephen Brennan

    $50

  • Jonathan Davol

    $10

  • Kevin Brennan

    $68

  • Lisa Ann

    $50

  • Toni Somerville

    $25

  • D. Luther

    $100

  • Sarah VIning

    $10

  • Daina

     

  • Michael Gennone

    $25

  • Reverend Louis A. Vasile

    $32

  • Chary Family

    $100

  • Dilip Lokre

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Hunter Shapiro

    $100

  • H.C.N.swamy

    $100

  • The Embassy Row Hotel Charity Night

    $230

  • Leena Lokre

    $50

  • Anthony Rega

    $25

  • Lindsay Mills

    $25

  • Jamie

    $25

  • Mary Pat and Ed Bogart

     

  • Ed and Mary Pat Bogart

    $12

  • Kathi Rellihan

    $20

  • Rahin RullA

    $50

  • Mary Itz

    $20

  • The Mears

    $40

  • The Rooftop at The Embassy Row Hotel

    $55

  • Stevie G

    $35

  • Jeff, Jen & Owen Bogart

    $50

  • The Nicholson Family

    $50

  • Howard Smith

    $100

  • Karen Fea

     

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  • Ted & Katie

    $50

  • Catherine & Jessica Pociask

     

  • Priti Lokre

     

  • Terra

    $25

  • Seth Brashears

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dee Maycock

    $20

  • Huma Javed

    $20

  • Michaela & Michael

    $50

  • Vikrant

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

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  • Christine Rist

    $50

  • Narisa Cougar

    $100

  • Sriana

    $100

  • Jennifer, Jeff and Owen Bogart

    $50

  • Mariya

    $50

  • Marti

    $50

  • Tom, Rina, Domenic

    $50

  • Cheryl Robinson

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sushupti Yalamanchil

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  • LDogg

    $20

  • Trish Marino

    $50

  • Jane Bianchi

    $25

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  • Runaway Bridesmaids

    $100

  • Ajay

    $50

  • Aunt Nancy

    $25

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    $125

  • Marjorie, Brian and Zoey Kaplan

    $18

  • Evalyn and Richard Lambert

    $400

  • Anonymous

    $64

  • Kelly Watters

     

  • Jack Brennan

    $50

  • Corey Singer

    $25

  • Aleksandra Scalvini

    $20

  • Travis

    $25

  • Cathy & Jill

    $50

  • A & E S.

    $50

  • Courtney Scott

    $25

  • Gina Bradley

    $50

  • Amber Mizar

    $15

  • Netra Gurung

    $15

  • SBFS

    $25

  • Angela Chiu

    $44

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76% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $7,639 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Matt Gennone

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$1,550

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Emily Lambert

Amount Raised:

$1,000

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Hillary Alberts

Amount Raised:

$905

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Kathleen Rellihan

Amount Raised:

$747

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Holly Corbett

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$701

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Bindu Lokre

Amount Raised:

$625

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Kevin Brennan

Amount Raised:

$512

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Runaway Bridesmaids

Amount Raised:

$431

Donor Comments

Angela Chiu

Angela Chiu

DONATION: $44

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SBFS

SBFS

DONATION: $25

Thank you very much for what you are doing. 11 months ago

Netra Gurung

Netra Gurung

DONATION: $15

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Amber Mizar

Amber Mizar

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Gina  Bradley

Gina Bradley

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Courtney Scott

Courtney Scott

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Go Lost Girls! Such a great cause. 11 months ago

A & E S.

A & E S.

DONATION: $50

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Cathy & Jill

Cathy & Jill

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Travis

Travis

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Aleksandra Scalvini

Aleksandra Scalvini

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