If you’ve been here for a little while, then you know that I always try to find a way to give back. This blog (& social media) is my job, but I believe that God has trusted me with this platform so I can give back to others at the same time I’m earning a salary.
I have been a long time supporter of Restore NYC – my good friend from high school + college has worked there for a few years now, but I’m just in awe of the work that they do. When they asked if I’d help to raise awareness of their Mother’s Day fundraising campaign, I knew I wanted to help out.
Restore NYC works with sex trafficking victims in NYC, and nearly 70% of the women they serve are mothers. In honor of them this Mother’s Day, I’m joining them in fundraising and doing whatever I can to support the cause.
I also asked Ashlyn from AP Letters to make a printable for everyone who visits my site, and I just love what she created! Isn’t it beautiful? I think it’ll look perfect in my girls rooms – you can click here to download it for free as a “thank you” for supporting this important cause!
A generous anonymous donor will match donations up to $20,000 – and there’s still a while left to go! They need our help – I ask you to see if you can donate $5, $10, $15…or more as you’re able.
Just some facts for you:
- an estimated 403,000 people are being trafficked today in the United States
- Globally, sexual slavery is a $150 BILLION industry
- NYC is a major gateway and one of the largest destinations for sexual slavery
- For every Starbucks in NYC, there are FOUR TIMES as many illicit massage businesses
I fully support the work Restore NYC is doing – both through prayer and through financial means as well.
I will be giving away 3 Target gift cards to people who donate to Restore NYC from now until Mother’s Day – if you donate, please comment below and let me know which name you donated under. I’ll be doing the drawing on Monday, May 13th – the day after Mother’s Day.
Thank you for supporting causes such as this with me – it is honestly my privilege to support Restore NYC.