As we near the year’s end and reflect on our work to prevent child trafficking, connection is what stands out. Connection underpins everything we do – building trust between our staff mentors and scholarship students, strengthening relationships between students and their families, creating a connection between you and those most in need of support, and joining with other like-minded people who have a passion for preventing trafficking.
The force for positive change that you’re helping create happens only through connection.
Starting Tuesday, November 22 (which is next Tuesday!), we’ll be sharing stories from our students that show the power of this connection. We want to tell you about a football star (that’s soccer, for our American friends) who gave up everything for her family, a teenager whose stepfather is pressuring her to work in a massage parlor, a budding novelist threading the needle of risk to support herself and her grandmother by selling her work online, a brother and sister who are living almost entirely on their own…and more.
These children and youths’ stories have truly captured our hearts, and we know they’re going to tug at your heartstrings too. More than that, we hope they’ll show how the connections we’re building between them and our staff and you are life-changing. We hope their stories will inspire you to continue fostering and strengthening these relationships that protect at-risk children from trafficking and exploitation and keep them safe on the path toward freedom!
On Giving Tuesday, November 29, we’d be honored if you’d consider us when you join in on this day of charitable giving!
If you’ve signed up to receive emails from us, be sure to keep an eye on your inbox starting Nov. 22 for our first student story! If you’re not yet receiving emails, you can send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure you get them. Otherwise, you can catch them on our blog or on our podcast every Tuesday, starting next week!
We’ll be including a link to where you can help us raise $100K by 2023 to prevent human trafficking in northern Thailand. Every dollar you give will be DOUBLED by a matching fund, up to $50k!
In the meantime, thank you for coming on this journey with us! We’re so grateful to have such an amazing community of support and to know that there are so many people who care so deeply about protecting vulnerable children from trafficking and exploitation. See you here next week!