BENEFITING: Somaly Mam Foundation
ORGANIZER: Somaly Mam Foundation
EVENT DATE: Apr 26, 2012
I am fundraising again for the second year in a row for a survivor of human trafficking. It still shocks me to see that slavery still exists in the world. On September 29, I will take on the half-marathon in East Hampton so that girls can escape this brutal cycle and live to their fullest potential as human beings. My fundraising goal this year is $2000.00 . I need your help so that I can achieve this goal by the end of summer. Together, we can stop trafficking and make the world a better place for young girls everywhere. Read below to find out more information about my cause and what your donations can do for this wonderful charity.
Somaly Mam Foundation wrote -
We have 10 spots (3 full marathon, 7 half) for the Hamptons Marathon on September 29th, 2012!
PROJECT FUTURES team spots are filling up fast -
let us know ASAP if you want to run in honor of a survivor & Voices For Change leader in Cambodia.
Fundraising goal per person: $2,000.
After the run we will have a barbecue and celebration on-site.
A PROJECT FUTURES volunteer is leading the training efforts and will coach you as you go.
Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org subject HamptonMarathon 2012.
More information about the marathon can be found at:
Thank you so much for being part of this event which will hopefully be the start of many opportunities for the foundation to raise money via marathons around the country.
Here's what I need from you:
We're going to sign you all up as a group, so please send me the following information:
-Date of Birth
We know more than a few of you are intimidated by the fundraising goal of $2000 per person, but trust us it will be a lot easier than you think as long as you are willing to let people know about WHY it is so important to raise funds. We've included in this message a list of just how far certain amounts will go in the life of one young survivor.
Even if you're surrounded by broke/cheap a** friends $5.00 towards the cause will eventually make a difference and a whole bunch of small donations add up. You can find enough people who are willing to give up 2 NYC beers at a bar, or a day at the spa getting a mani/pedi, or a pack of cigarettes, or a dinner out, and donate whatever they would've spent.
For those of you who have never fundraised before and are intimidated about asking friends and loved ones for money, it is really easier than you think to raise money. You can get as creative as you'd like: Car washes (for those of my friends back in the midwest where its typical to own a car), guest bartending, company donation matching, garage sales, selling stuff off on e-bay, craigslist ads., bake sales, lemonade stands, throwing a kegger, etc... You will not only be helping via raising money, but by simply talking about the Somaly Mam Foundation, you will be raising awareness about the slavery that still exists in our lifetime.
$ 500 gives the power to rebuild. This donation provides a survivor with everything she needs to start her own business, including all supplies and materials.
$ 360 or about $1.00 a day will help keep rescued girls safe from violent perpetrators. It covers the shelter's security fees per girl, per year. Shelters are under constant threat from the organized crime syndicates that run the brothels and pimps who wish to harm and re-enslave the rescued girls. Your donation will allow girls to rebuild their strength and determination in a secure, loving environment.
$ 120 pays for a year provides psychological counseling and rehabilitation to a girl at a shelter in Southeast Asia. Removing a child from a brothel is not a solution in and of itself-your donation will provide the support survivors need to embark on the long and painful journey ahead.
$ 120 helps provide a survivor with a year of specialized training in weaving, sewing, salon or other vocational skills that will help her get a job and stay employed.
$ 60 pays for a year of ongoing pediatric or medical care for a young survivor of sexual slavery.
$ 30 provides an exam and blood test for a girl rescued from sexual slavery in Southeast Asia.