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GEMS Holiday Challenge

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THE STORY:

Hi Facebook Friends, 

This holiday season, I really wanted to feel like I was doing something to make a positive change in the world, and stand up for issues I feel strongly about. I found this wonderful charity, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, which is a charity dedicated to the education and empowerment of sexually exploited women and girls. This is a very transparent charity, with nearly 80% of charitable contributions going directly to programs helping these victims. It has recieved a 4/4 rating from a charity watch-dog site, "CharityNavigator". http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=13097#.VlI24K6rSYU. 

Please consider reading more about this charity and their mission, sharing this post, and donating to the cause! It would be great to help them reach their $50,000 holiday goal! 

GIRLS EDUCATIONAL AND MENTORING SERVICES INC wrote -

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS was founded in 1998 by Rachel Lloyd in response to an overwhelming need for services for at risk girls and young women who were being ignored by traditional social service agencies. GEMS’ programming is gender responsive, social justice oriented, and culturally competent and its founding principles reside in survivor leadership and transformational relationships.

In 2014, GEMS provided intensive services and support to 371 girls and young women, these services include holistic case management, educational initiatives, youth development, housing, and court advocacy.

Additionally, in 2015, GEMS staff trained over 1,000 professionals on our "CSEC 101" curriculum and over 270 individuals on our Victim, Survivor, Leader curriculum.

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We hope you will join us in our effort to create a better world for girls! Check out the benchmarks below to consider how you can make an impact:

  • $50 offsets transportation for a GEMS member to and from school for a week.
  • $100 offsets the cost for a GEMS member to apply to college.
  • $250 offsets the cost of food and activities for GEMS weekly Sista Mentoring Program. 

To learn more visit: http://www.gems-girls.org/

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The Team: $2,335 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Lauren Bookbinder

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