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AFG Joins National Campaign to Fight Child Trafficking in the United States

Aug. 28 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Within 48 hours of running away, a young person is likely to be solicited for prostitution or another form of sexual exploitation [1]. Alternatives For Girls fights this exploitation and trafficking by conducting nighttime and early morning street-based outreach to connect with girls and young women who are homeless, engaged in sex work, or possible victims of trafficking. Through providing resources, a snack, and safe choices, Alternatives For Girls lets these girls and young women know that they are not alone.

Alternatives For Girls is excited to announce that we’ve joined a national movement, Everyone’s Kids, Everyone Gives (EKEG), in a campaign to raise money to help fight child trafficking in the United States. This initiative is uniting nonprofits, foundations, celebrities and other influencers around the nation to raise $1 million dollars in 24 hours on September 16, 2014. With the leading crowdfunding platform for causes, Razoo, EKEG is engaging Americans across the country to take action and support the critical work these nonprofits do every day to protect our children. All monies raised will support the work of the participating nonprofits.

Want to help support Alternatives For Girls in the fight against human trafficking? Here’s what you can do:

  • Create your own Razoo fundraising page to raise money for Alternatives For Girls on Everyone’s Kids, Everyone Gives Day, September 16th.
  • Help spread the word about Everyone’s Kids, Everyone Gives Day and Alternatives For Girls on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.
  • Donate directly to Alternatives For Girls through our Everyone’s Kids, Everyone Gives Razoo page by scheduling or making a donation on September 16.

We invite you to be part of this important cause by lending your support to the campaign and to join us on September 16 to reach our goal of raising $1,000 for Alternatives For Girls. Together we can help empower young girls across the U.S. to take their lives back, and put an end to child sex trafficking in the U.S. for good. Keep a lookout for our progress and other updates about Everyone’s Kids, Everyone Gives Day on our website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

[1] Family and Youth Services Bureau U.S. Department of Health and Human Services