Sunday, June 1, 2014

Help bring an end to human trafficking fundraiser.

I've started a fundraiser that I'm hoping you all can help me with. I've been looking into doing this for quite some time and earlier everything clicked. For all of you who have read my Captive to the Dark books, you know they all share one theme in common: human trafficking.

When I first started writing these books, I had no idea the statistics or what human trafficking really entailed. The more I researched, the more I found myself shocked over how this could happen on such a large scale...and yet we don't hear nearly enough on about it.

The statistics are only estimated, but try this number on for size. 100,000 CHILDREN a year. This could be your son or daughter. Your niece of nephew. Even you, because the truth is, there isn't an age limit on human trafficking. When the estimates total in all ages, you're looking at hundreds of thousands of people who are trafficked each year. Now before you find it unbelievable, let's go over the definition of human trafficking.

Human trafficking is the practice of modern-day slavery in which victims are forced or coerced into labor or commercial sexual exploitation. Labor trafficking encompasses a variety of situations including domestic servitude, sweatshops, peddling rings and local farm operations. Sex trafficking involves any form of sexual exploitation through prostitution, pornography, bride trafficking and the commercial abuse of children.

Hundred thousands....

So, I sit here now, typing away, and praying that you'll click the link below and help me make a difference. Every amount helps and it goes to a great cause. Thank you!

Alaska Angelini's help bring an end to human trafficking.

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