Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Minors
Team Member: Maddy Simboli
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 help restore families and 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 and has provided 16 houses for families involved in the rehabilitation program.
The Rahab Foundation offers an annual weekend youth camp at the end of August 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.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 organization hopes to develop four main goals.
- To mentor youth to develop life goals so that they can become a productive members of society
- To encourage a relationship with God
- To affirm youth of their worth and value
- To build a supportive community among the youth that fosters lifelong relationships
A donation of $64 per youth includes the following:
We would like to raise enough donations to sponsor 60 children by Friday, July 11th, 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.
NOTE: There is a 5% transaction fee and a 2.9%+30¢ Credit Card Fee deducted from every donation