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Courage House Gifts

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BENEFITING: 4others

ORGANIZER: 4others

EVENT DATE: Aug 22, 2010

Michael Sciarrillo

THE STORY:

4others wrote -

Help us welcome home several girls recently rescued from sex trafficking in the United States! We're purchasing gift cards so these girls can be taken out shopping and have something to call their own. Read below for details.

Video Warning: The video is powerful, but due to the violence and trauma that victims of sex trafficking suffer and its portrayal in the music video, we don't recommend anyone under 13 viewing it without parent's input and/or supervision.

The numbers are staggering.

It is estimated that 250,000 to 500,000 children are being sexually exploited each year in the United States. The average age of the victims recovered is 14, but have been as young as 10. There is a generation of forgotten children at the mercy of those exploiting their bodies for a profit. Unless someone intervenes, unless someone believes in them, they will remain lost and alone. They need to be rescued. They need a safe place to belong. They need a home.

Tragically, there are less than 50 beds in shelters dedicated to these girls. Rescued victims have specific needs and wounds that only specialized restoration facilities can offer. With no place to go, young victims must be charged with a crime and taken to Juvenile Hall—the only safe group “house” that currently exists. But these young girls are not criminals. They need to be loved and taken care of, not handcuffed.

Courage House in Rocklin, CA is answering this need by providing homes for 60 girls! Courage House is more than a house. It's more than a shelter. It's a home—a place to belong, a place to receive comfort, security, safety, and love. Every human longs for one. Every human deserves one.

A new home, to house the first six girls, will open this September. We're partnering with Courage House in welcoming these girls home by buying them gift cards. The staff at Courage House wishes to take the girls shopping so they have something to call their own. Your donation will help purchase gift cards to places like Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Wal-Mart, etc.

With your help, we can welcome these girls home!

The Team: $1,765 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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4others

Amount Raised

$1,015

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April Marie

Amount Raised

$690

 

115% Raised of $600 Goal

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Courtney Hunt

Amount Raised

$20

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Brenda Cotnoir

Amount Raised

$20

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Tance Marie

Amount Raised

$10

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Ron Hunt

Amount Raised

$10

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Kirsten Hunt

Amount Raised

$0

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Michael Sciarrillo

Amount Raised

$0

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