BENEFITING: GIRLS EDUCATIONAL AND MENTORING SERVICES INC
Supporting and mentoring young women/girls has always been something that is very close to my heart, and after viewing the documentary 'Very Young Girls' and reading the memoir 'Girls Like Us' by GEMS founder Rachel Lloyd, I was compelled to support this organization. Since becoming aware of GEMS I have signed petitions, shared information and donated when I could. Setting up this fundraiser has given me the opportunity to raise funds for this amazing organization with the help of others who feel as strongly as I do about supporting the efforts of those who are working tirelessly to stop human trafficking. All money donated goes directly to the organization.
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) provides safe and stable housing to young women, ages 16 to 21, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking through the agency’s Transitional Independent Living housing program with 24-hour support.