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Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Minors

Organized by: Jenny Melin

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THE STORY:

Help us raise money for a youth camp that focuses on preventing the commercial sexual exploitation of minors!

This summer I am interning for an organization called La Fundación Rahab (The Rahab Foundation) in San José, Costa Rica. This organization rehabilitates women, men, and adolescents who are victims of sex trafficking or who participate in the commercial sex industry. They offer services that restore families to help reintegrate them into society through spiritual attention, education, nutrition, psychological assistance, and vocational training. Rahab has helped more than 3,000 people in the San Jose area, provided 16 houses, and trained over 5,000 government leaders, police, tourism workers, and youth in human trafficking issues.


The Rahab Foundation offers a youth program that works with adolescents that live in impoverished neighborhoods and are at high risk of becoming involved in the sex industry. Many of these children's family members are directly involved in the sex industry or with substance abuse, increasing their chances of also becoming involved. Through weekly daycare and weekend programs, the foundation provides a support system, spiritual guidance, prevention assistance and vocational training with the intentions of breaking this cycle.

Another strategy for ending this cycle is through their annual weekend summer camp at the end of August. The camp focuses on three main goals.

Camp Goals:

  • Mentoring youth in developing life goals to become a productive member of society
  • Afirming youth of their worth and value
  • Encouraging a relationship with God through daily devotionals
  • Building a community among the youth that fosters teamwork and lifelong relationships

Through this page, I am working with a group of volunteers to raise money for this Youth Camp. We hope that you consider sponsoring a youth (ages 11-18yrs) to attend this 3-day educational summer camp. The children in the youth program live in impoverished neighborhoods and cannot afford to pay their summer camp fees. Unfortunately, the foundation does not have the resources to cover these fees either, and is depending on donations to make this camp a success. It costs $64 per youth to attend the weekend camp.

This cost includes:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Activities
  • Equipment

We would like to raise enough donations to sponsor 60 children by Friday, July 24th, 2014. Any dollar amount of donations is greatly appreciated. Also any donations we collect surpassing the $3,840 needed for the camp will directly benefit the Youth Program of the Rahab Foundation. The extra donations raised will provide resources for the children such as clothing, food, and other daily necessities. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding our fundraising project, the youth camp, or the Rahab Foundation or go directly to the foundation's website: http://www.fundacionrahabcr.org/

 

 

$3,860

 

101% Raised of $3,840 Goal

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  • Dan and Linda Melin

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Amie Shipman

     

  • Gahan Family

     

  • Brigit & Caleb

     

  • Marc and Liz Radner

     

  • Tina G

     

  • Burk

     

  • Dad and Mom

     

  • Ariel O'Hara

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ginger Panter

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jessica

     

  • Kelly Ryan

     

  • Leslie

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kaaren Follett

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Liz Harris

     

  • KENT A FOLLETT

     

  • Debbie Hefferon

     

  • G-ma

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Patty Watland

     

  • Dave and Michelle Rofkahr

     

  • David & Nancy Schrimp

     

  • Shane and Sue Schlesman

     

  • Sloan Crew

     

  • George and Maryan Schlesman

     

  • McClellans

     

  • AllisonSueCindi

     

  • Steve and Iris Waihler

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alissa Algarin

     

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Organized by

Jenny Melin

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $3,860 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jenny Melin

Amount Raised

$2,270

 

59% Raised of $3,840 Goal

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Amie Shipman

Amount Raised

$821

 

21% Raised of $3,840 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sophie Jewett

Amount Raised

$584

 

15% Raised of $3,840 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maddy Simboli

Amount Raised

$110

 

3% Raised of $3,840 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Natalie Olson

Amount Raised

$35

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Liz Harris

Amount Raised

$20

 

1% Raised of $3,840 Goal

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Ismael Algarin

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

Alissa Algarin

Alissa Algarin

A very worthy cause! Love you!! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Steve and Iris Waihler

Steve and Iris Waihler

4 years ago

AllisonSueCindi

AllisonSueCindi

In appreciation for Amie Shipman's work in Costa Rica. 4 years ago

McClellans

McClellans

4 years ago

George and Maryan Schlesman

George and Maryan Schlesman

4 years ago

Sloan Crew

Sloan Crew

Very proud of my cousin Jenny for her involvement in such a worthy cause! 4 years ago

Shane and Sue Schlesman

Shane and Sue Schlesman

4 years ago

David & Nancy Schrimp

David & Nancy Schrimp

4 years ago

Dave and Michelle Rofkahr

Dave and Michelle Rofkahr

4 years ago

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