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October 03, 2012

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BENEFITING: Somaly Mam Foundation

Melissa Erikson

THE STORY:

The other night while I lounged comfortably on my couch, I stumbled on the documentary, Half the Sky. I had read the book about 2 years ago, but seeing it in reality shocked me to the core. In our modern day society, women and girls around the world are bought, sold, beaten and forced into sexual acts- some as young as 3 years old.  Most of us have become numb to our world’s issues, allowing us to flip through channels of tragedy and need in this world. This, however, is not an issue I can turn the channel on.   

Somaly Mam was one of those girls. After witnessing the murder of her best friend by their brothel owner, escaped as a slave and has now dedicated her life to save others from this horrific and tragic life. Her organization saves women and children from life in the brothels, nourishes them, educations them and, probably the most important gift of all, shows them they are loved.

Please help me to make a small dent in the world crisis that is child sex trafficking. While I live in a city that celebrates excess, so many are fighting for basic rights and freedom. My goal is to donate any birthday, Christmas, and other related monetary gifts, as well as rely on the kindness of my friends and family, to help raise the money to sponsor one girl's rescue and resurrection from this awful darkness that resides in our world.  Please read and share the story of Somaly Mam and help get one more girl out of the brothels.

http://somaly.org/

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$3,030

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    $100

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    $100

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    $25

  • Kristin Simpson

    $25

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    $100

  • Nancy

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    $15

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    $100

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    $30

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    $100

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    $100

  • Walt and Nancy

    $75

  • Christina Mazzola

    $50

  • Jerilyn

    $20

  • Alicia Caldecott

    $50

  • Melissa Erikson

    $100

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    $50

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    $100

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    $250

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    $25

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    $30

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    $50

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    $40

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    $50

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    $25

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    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Christopher and Baylor Mazzola

    $50

  • Adam and Liz Hermsen

    $100

  • Anna Kate and Sawyer

    $50

  • Melissa Erikson

    $100

  • Naomi

    $30

  • Walt and Nancy

    $50

  • Melissa Erikson

    $100

  • Kristy Kurjan

    $20

  • The Caldecott's

    $50

  • Kelly, Nate, Everett, and Oliver

    $30

  • Wine for Woman ladies

    $325

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101% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Wine for Woman ladies

Wine for Woman ladies

DONATION: $325

3 years ago

Kelly, Nate, Everett, and Oliver

Kelly, Nate, Everett, and Oliver

DONATION: $30

Happy Birthday!!! Congratulations on getting so close to your fundraising goal! 3 years ago

The Caldecott's

The Caldecott's

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kristy Kurjan

Kristy Kurjan

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Melissa Erikson

Melissa Erikson

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Walt and Nancy

Walt and Nancy

DONATION: $50

Merry Christmas Melissa 4 years ago

Naomi

Naomi

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Melissa Erikson

Melissa Erikson

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anna Kate and Sawyer

Anna Kate and Sawyer

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Adam and Liz Hermsen

Adam and Liz Hermsen

DONATION: $100

Go Blue! 4 years ago