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Parizad's Birthday Fund for Restavek Freedom

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BENEFITING: Restavec Freedom Foundation

EVENT DATE: Feb 14, 2014

Parizad Bilimoria

THE STORY:

Hi all,

I think I was in high school when I first came across some articles saying that slavery hadn't ended with the end of the civil war in America... that it was still present today, and by some measures even more people were presently affected. At the time was shocked and wondered if the stories I was reading were legitimate... and if so why we hadn't learned about in social studies earlier?!

Then some years ago I read the book "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" and had that knowledge confirmed, learning many more horrifying truths about human trafficking (mercifully paired with a few incredible stories of people rising up and making positive changes in their community).

Also many years back heard via Oprah the story of Jean-Robert Cadet -- an author and human rights advocate who was a former child slave in Haiti (called a 'restavek') -- and could never get it completely out of my mind. Thought about this again recently when reading NY Times reporter Nick Kristof's New Year's OpEd on the subject: "A Girl's Escape" (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/opinion/kristof-a-girls-escape.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=1)

So, while there's still a lot I have to read and learn about this topic of modern day slavery, I know enough to have decided it's one of most deserving 'causes' I've ever come across. Please consider making an investment in fighting child slavery by contributing to the Restavek Freedom Foundation.

Here's their online store, where you can see what good can be done even with a simple $10 donation for schol supplies: https://www.restavekfreedom.org/estore/all

To start I'm gathering donations from my birthday thru Valentine's Day.

Thanks!

Parizad

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$590

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Fan of Parizad

    $50

  • Ruby

    $45

  • Kendal

    $100

  • Nora

     

  • Renny and Gloria

    $45

  • Adrianna

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Amber-Dawn

    $35

  • Ridhima

    $25

  • Ana and Roy

    $30

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118% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Ana and Roy

Ana and Roy

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Ridhima

Ridhima

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Amber-Dawn

Amber-Dawn

DONATION: $35

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $35

3 years ago

Adrianna

Adrianna

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Renny and Gloria

Renny and Gloria

DONATION: $45

3 years ago

Nora

Nora

Parizad has a heart of gold! :) Good luck with your cause! 4 years ago

Kendal

Kendal

DONATION: $100

Happy birthday, good luck reaching your goal. 4 years ago

Ruby

Ruby

DONATION: $45

Good Luck and Happy Birthday. 4 years ago

Fan of Parizad

Fan of Parizad

DONATION: $50

Thank you Parizad!! 4 years ago