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EMANCIPATION NETWORK's Fundraiser:

Raise the Roof

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Fundraiser Complete!
August 02, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that because of all your support and generous donations, we have reached our goal of raising $55,000, allowing ‪#‎MadeBySurvivors‬ to  See more

BENEFITING: EMANCIPATION NETWORK

THE STORY:

Set behind a wall built to keep dangerous people out and 65 girls safe after having been rescued from sex trafficking and other desperate situations, is a village. In this place of safety and love, girls aged 5-25 live, to heal and rebuild their lives. They go to school, get counseling, play badminton in the courtyard, and socialize in their dorm rooms. For many, this is the only safe home they have ever known. This shelter, built by Made by Survivors in 2014, is a safe haven where survivors regain their footing to re-enter the world on their own, or with their families if they weren't the ones who sold them in the first place.

These girls need - and we ask you to help us build - another floor to provide more space to enlarge the community, and also for the older girls to participate in vocational training and non-formal education.  Once trained, they will be able to earn a good wage in a respected job that gets them out of poverty, and gives them status in their families and communities, such as goldsmithing, block-printing, or catering.

Since 2005, Made by Survivors has been providing employment, education and shelter to survivors in Asia, helping over a thousand women and children become forever free. Working with the Women's Interlink Foundation, we built this 15,000 square foot shelter in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India because there was no shelter for survivors in this high-trafficking area near the borders of Bangladesh and Nepal.  

100% of the funds raised from this campaign will be used to build a third story to the shelter, adding room for 25 more survivors. The third floor will also be used for education and employment, so survivors can earn and save money, as well as gain valuable skills while they are recovering at the shelter.

This is especially important because while the younger girls attend school, there are fewer options for older teen and young adult survivors, who often never even attended primary school. The state government does not mandate that girls 16 and older stay at the shelter unless they are receiving job training or education. Receiving an education or job training makes it more likely that the girls will remain at the shelter, which is vital as victims are very vulnerable to re-trafficking in the first few years after being trafficked. 

At the shelter they are protected from traffickers by a security wall and armed guards, because of the high risk of re-trafficking. They also receive counseling so that they can rebuild their damaged self-esteem and learn how to protect themselves.  Know that in supporting our mission you will be helping these brave women receive and gain skills and tools to succeed on their own and safely reintegrate into society.

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**We recieved an extremely generous offline matching donation of $10,000, after reaching our first $10,000 raised. We are now that much closer to our goal of raising $50,000. 

$12,355

MONEY RAISED
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  • Abby Fabiaschi

    $250

  • sarah symons

    $50

  • Christine Merser, Blue Shoe Strategy

    $100

  • Paula Eisenberg

    $100

  • Sarah Istel

    $250

  • Peggy Cafferty

    $100

  • Frances Pearson, Blue Shoe Strategy

    $25

  • EMANCIPATION NETWORK

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lynda Loigman

    $100

  • Kerri Jewkes

    $100

  • Julie S Fabiaschi

    $100

  • Debra Fabiaschi

    $1,000

  • Jeanette Pavini

    $500

  • Traci Griffin

    $100

  • Katie Alitz

    $100

  • Janell Burley Hofmann

     

  • Ezra Caraeff

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Todd Patkin

    $250

  • The team at Durga Tree International

    $2,000

  • The Tigers

    $50

  • Laura Getchell

    $100

  • Nicole and Bob

    $25

  • Sula Anagnostou

    $500

  • Courtney Krupinsky

    $100

  • Jacquie Gallagher

    $100

  • Claire

    $100

  • Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg

    $500

  • Judy Suski

    $100

  • Jennifer S. Brown

    $100

  • sue calden

    $50

  • Ruby Dhaliwal

    $100

  • The Simpsons

    $500

  • Shanna Brown

    $10

  • Jane Porter

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Bernadette England

    $25

  • Cathy Schaus

    $50

  • Kim Meierotto

    $60

  • Kayla Wright

    $10

  • Samuel Fredrickson

    $10

  • Shayla Rhodes

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Barlow Family

     

  • Pat Swantek

    $50

  • Shah Family

    $50

  • Laura Murphy

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Claudia Nikcevic

    $100

  • Brink Family

    $140

  • Dawn Moran

    $200

  • Jane Fabiaschi

    $50

  • Tammy Ewen

    $50

  • Peter Polhemus

    $200

  • Roshana Ariel

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bradley Bostick

    $100

  • Richard Sloan

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $90

  • Mike Pavini

    $125

  • Thano and Marguerite Dalianes

    $250

  • Sofie Campesino

    $25

  • jyoti joshi

    $200

  • Laura Getchell

    $100

  • The Cheeks

    $450

  • Jyoti Bansal

    $750

  • Pete & Jackie

     

  • The Ambler Family

    $50

  • Laura Getchell

    $50

  • Gary & Jennifer Lovazzano

     

  • Kristen & Simon Peters

    $100

  • Darlene Charneco

    $100

  • Barbara Catalano

    $100

  • Melissa Ross

    $25

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31% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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The Team: $12,355 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

EMANCIPATION NETWORK

Amount Raised

$12,155

 

30% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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jyoti joshi

Amount Raised

$200

Donor Comments

Melissa Ross

Melissa Ross

DONATION: $25

Kudos Crystal Freed! 1 year ago

Barbara Catalano

Barbara Catalano

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Darlene Charneco

Darlene Charneco

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Kristen & Simon Peters

Kristen & Simon Peters

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Gary & Jennifer Lovazzano

Gary & Jennifer Lovazzano

1 year ago

Laura Getchell

Laura Getchell

DONATION: $50

C'mon universe...look over here 1 year ago

The Ambler Family

The Ambler Family

DONATION: $50

With appreciation for all the Zimowskis work 1 year ago

Pete & Jackie

Pete & Jackie

For them! 1 year ago

Jyoti Bansal

Jyoti Bansal

DONATION: $750

1 year ago

The Cheeks

The Cheeks

DONATION: $450

1 year ago