|"Change Destiny Thailand. Stop human trafficking."|
For Christmas I got this shirt. I'm not a fashion blogger, so ignore my dirty mirror and poorly styled outfit.
Along with this shirt was a little card from a company called Sevenly. Sevenly sells products to benefit charities and every week there is a new charity. "One week, one cause" is their slogan. They've helped foster agencies adjust foster children, the homeless in the US, orphans with Downs, cancer patients and more (See all their past campaigns here).
The week my gift was purchased was a week benefiting Destiny Rescue, an organization DR is working to liberate some of the estimated 27 million sex slaves in the world today. They are currently attempting rescues in six countries.
And they do more than just rescue, they help the children after rescue because as you can imagine it is difficult dealing with life after such a traumatic time.
On the informational card that came with my shirt, there were some stats.
- UNICEF estimates that 1.2 million new children are trafficked every tear. Only 1-2% are rescued.
Both DR and Sevenly are great groups with great causes. Sevenly serves a number of groups and DR is working to save children from being forced into sex slavery.
I'm a poor college student, but these are both groups that in the future I'd love to be more involved with and I'd love if some of you would join me in that involvement.