27 March 2009

Pleeeaase Golf!


Seriously, how can you say no to this face?

Tee Off Against Trafficking is coming up Saturday, April 25th. Only a month away, and the early bird price of $150/player expires this Sunday! After Sunday, the price goes up to $200, so register NOW online.

In case you have no idea what I’m talking about… I’m part of a group called Eastside Women of Purpose. We are advocates for women and children who are oppressed. This golf tournament is raising funds to prevent human trafficking. We are working toward prevention because here is the problem…

Men drive into villages in Southeast Asia where children play by the road. They lie to the children (AND parents) and get them to come with them, promising they’d be enrolled in school or given a good job. Sometimes, the parents even PAY them to take their child to a good school. Then they take them to the brothels, and sell them. Yeah…not good. So, we are doing something about it, because it is ridiculously WRONG!

We are funding programs that teach these children and parents in the villages about this problem. They are taught how to recognize a perpetrator and what to do about it. This training has already been effective in saving children from this fate.

You can help by golfing or sponsoring our event. Check the website for more details.



marisabutterworth said...

How can you say no to that face?

Sadie said...
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Sadie said...

This is great Amy and that face...unbelievable! :)