We have raised $2 million dollars!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
We have officially raised $2 million dollars to fund life-saving grants in the fight to end human trafficking.
We stand speechless in this monumental moment.
This season, we have seen more innovation, creativity, out-of-the-box ideas. We have seen an increase in male participation, with advocates ranging from 5 years old to 75 years old.
When we created the $2 million dollar goal back in the Fall, we knew that it would take an army of compassionate individuals to make this dream a reality. $2 million dollars was significantly more than we have ever raised before. It didn't take long for the fear to creep in -- this was a lot of money to ask for, and a lofty goal for us. But we also knew that if we were serious about bringing an end to human trafficking in our lifetime, we needed to get out of our comfort zone and dream bigger.
And together, we did it.
8,000 advocates and 30,000 donors
from different countries and cultures,
with different goals and dreams,
raising anywhere from $15 to $15,000
contributed to our largest anti-trafficking
We couldn't have done it without you.
THANK YOU for advocating with us this season. We are proud to be able to share with you the impact that your life-saving grants will be making:
1) Ending sex trafficking in India through rescue operations, justice system transformation and immediate aftercare through International Justice Mission’s field office in Mumbai.
2) Expanding the international prevention campaign, “Can You See Me?” through A21.
3) Empowering Mcmahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center to continue outreach to at-risk youth and provide aftercare for child survivors of trafficking in Syracuse, New York.
The fight for justice doesn't stop here. We will continue to advocate until all are free. We're already dreaming of how we can make an exponentially larger impact next year, as we seek to invite new domestic grant partners, offer more advocacy opportunities and equip you with better resources.