I was so excited when Holley invited us to write about our favorite non-profit today.
If you’ve been here for a while, you know how I first got involved with the issue of child trafficking. And you also know how helping at the non-profit Courage Worldwide has changed my life.
The more I use my passion and talents to help these kids, the more I know I’m living my life’s purpose. It’s an incredible thing when you are able to pursue your dreams and use your gifts to help others at the same time.
It changes lives, including your own.
The issue of trafficking has rocked my world and touched my everyday experiences. When you become aware of the fact that approximately 4.5 million people around the world are being trafficked for sex and 98% of them are women and children (2012 California Human Trafficking Report), it changes you.
And then when you learn that, in the United States alone, approximately 100,000 to 300,000 domestic children are being trafficked,
and you also learn that number isn’t even close to the real statistics because this is such a hidden crime,
you are stunned.
And then… you learn that kids in your own city and neighborhood are being trafficked,
and you can’t not get involved.
At least that’s what happened for me.
And here I am, a few years after joining the fight against trafficking with my eyes wide open to the reality that so many children face.
And with my heart on fire to help these kids.
If you feel the same way and want to get involved or learn more, visit the amazing non-profit Courage Worldwide’s website. There are many ways you can help, whether you’re a parent, student, business, church, school… whatever.
I know the issue of child trafficking is difficult, and even paralyzing at times, but you can make a difference. Whether you want to learn more and help spread the word, do something in your community to raise funds, make a donation, or volunteer… there really is an opportunity for everyone to help.
I believe in a world where children will not be trafficked. Will you believe with me?
Won’t you stop by Holley’s place, join us, and link up today? We’re sharing a whole list of amazing non-profits!
And be sure to check out her book You Were Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has For You (it is SO good!) and open your own door to the possibilities ahead!