Monday, January 26, 2009

Looking for Help!!

I am putting this out to the blog world because you just never know who is reading your blog and how they might be able to help.

Eastside Women of Purpose is putting on their 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament, "Tee Off Against Trafficking" on Saturday, April 25th and we need your help.

Here is a little bit about what we are raising money for...

For every one child rescued from a brothel, there are thousands of kids waiting to take their place.

This form of modern day slavery called Human Trafficking, continues to grow. An estimated 600,000-800,000 men, women, and children are trafficked across international borders each year (some international and non-governmental organizations place the number far higher), and the trade is growing. Victims of sex trafficking can be women or men, girls or boys, but the majority are women and girls.

Determined to be a part of the solution, our goal is to help raise funds to STOP trafficking in SE Asia through education and prevention. In doing so, we are working with World Concern ( and The San Jai Network (Of One Heart) based in Bangkok, Thailand. We will be funding the duplication and translation of materials proven to be effective in the prevention of trafficking. Our financial support will also be used to raise up a new generation of highly trained workers. We will provide them with the tools and knowledge of how to help the smallest victims of trafficking that have been severely sexually abused and traumatized.

World Concern estimates that for each worker The San Jai Network educates, a hundred children will be saved from being trafficked. The far-reaching effect is that this information will be passed down from person to person and village to village and be multiplied to save the many whom are vulnerable.

Here is the help that we need...

1) Do you own or work for a company that would like to help through sponsorship? Does your company have a product or service that you would like to donate to our Silent Auction? Every dollar donated in a tax deduction.

2) Do you golf? Would you like to sign up to play in our tournament? The player fee minus $60 is a tax deduction.

For more info, check out our website at It hasn't been updated for this year's tournament yet, but the info is very similar.

If you would like to help, please shoot me and email at

1 comment:

Jodie Howerton said...

Whatever you need, friend! I'll be around this year!