Total Fundraising Goal - $4,000
As part of the spring 2017 New Guy Project, the Texas Blazers are working to support survivors of human trafficking and bring awareness to an international crisis that is often overlooked.
Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the U.S. and globally. Human trafficking is the second largest criminal activity in the world with an estimated 20.9 million people trapped in some form of slavery today.
Although slavery is commonly thought to be a thing of the past, human traffickers generate hundreds of billions of dollars in profits by trapping people in horrific situations and forcing them to engage in commercial sex or to provide labor or services against their will.
In 2015, an estimated 1 out of 5 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex trafficking victims.
Our goal for this project is to raise money for organizations currently working to end this crisis and provide aid for survivors.
Fifty percent of your donation will go directly to The Refuge, a long-term therapeutic ranch that provides holistic care for girls ages 11-17 who have been rescued out of sex trafficking. The other fifty percent will go to Allies Against Slavery, an organization that works to educate communities and develop initiatives to prevent human trafficking and empower survivors. Any amount, small or large, will help improve the lives of individuals adversely affected by this criminal act.
In addition to donating, please consider joining us on Gregory Gym Plaza from April 10-14 for cheap lunch.
Thank you for donating! Your generosity will have a profound impact on the lives of human trafficking survivors.
Help spread the word by sharing this link with friends and family!