Monday, January 14, 2013

FAIR Girls

After listening to Jada Pinkett Smith on Katie, I just made a donation and signed up to get involved. I am imploring all of my readers and author/publisher friends to donate or volunteer as well. Sex trafficking, slave labor and sex slavery is active in the United States and all over the world. Every day young girls are kidnapped, sold, raped, beaten and killed when trying to escape their enslavers. In the year 2013 this is more than unacceptable. It was never acceptable and we have the power to get involved and put a stop to it.

Please go to the link and see how you can help:

FAIR Girls (formerly FAIR Fund) prevents the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education. Through prevention education, compassionate care, and survivor inclusive advocacy, FAIR Girls creates opportunities for girls to become confident, happy, healthy young women.
Founded by Andrea Powell and Caroline Tower Morris in 2003, FAIR Girls was created to empower girls in the U.S. and around the world who have been forgotten, exploited or otherwise are at-risk of not reaching their potential. FAIR stands for Free, Aware, Inspired, Restored – this is exactly what we hope the girls we work with will become. It is a name that reflects our ongoing commitment to providing girls around the world the chance to live happy, healthy, empowered lives.
FAIR Girls currently operates programs in Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Russia, Uganda, and the United States. The FAIR Girls home office in Washington, D.C. offers compassionate care to prevent the exploitation of all girls, with a special emphasis on girls who have experienced homelessness, life inside the foster care system, sexual abuse, and trafficking.

One way you can get involved:

Note: Gift cards to CVS, Target, Old Navy, Safeway, Chipotle, Harris Teeter, etc. are highly welcome because they empower girls to shop for themselves. D.C. Metro cards are also greatly appreciated to facilitate girls' attendance at workshops.

List of in-kind donations here

To send donations: Contact Sarah Lu, Director of Development, at 202.609.7994 or Donations can be mailed to our UPS box (address below) or dropped off (appointment required.) Thank you for making a difference in the life of a girl!

2100 M St NW

Ste 170-254

Washington DC 20037

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