November 4, 2008

something to be passionate about...

You can make a difference in the life of a child trapped in slavery this Christmas as 20% of my earnings go to rescue these children!

Even though slavery was outlawed in the US in 1864, and it is not legal anywhere in the world, there are more slaves in the world today than at any time in human history! Men, women and children are exploited in the commercial sex industry; various forms of labor, including agricultural and factory work; as domestic servants; as child soldiers and even for organ trading. The part that really breaks my heart is the sex trafficking. Some girls are kidnapped and then sold into slavery, some are tricked by the promise of a false job, some even sold by their own parents due to the desperation of poverty. This not only involves women and teens, but includes children as young as 6 years old! Worst of all, in parts of the former Soviet Republics & Southeast Asia, babies are actually bred for sale to brothels.

This issue lays heavy on my heart. In a humble attempt to do something about it, from now until Christmas 20% of all my Etsy sales are going to go The Samaritans Purse Christmas Gift #8 Please help me make a difference and reach out to these poor children! Even if you do not buy through my Etsy shop, consider donating to The Samaritans Purse. They have an entire Christmas Catalog full of different ways to help.


  1. i want to cry when i read stories like this...sometimes i do! for school we had to watch "born into brothels" and it was so heartbreaking. these poor girls. and boys, too. thanks for posting this and raising awareness!

  2. Thank you! Even if we can just spread awareness about this, it's worth so much!


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