To Whom Do We Give?
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Rumi
We have chosen organizations dedicated to eradicating human trafficking or to helping those who have been trafficked, and we looked for organizations where we believe your money will do the most good. These are the organizations we have selected so far:
Operation Underground Railroad
Operation Underground Railroad is based in the United States and supports governments and organizations in the prevention of sex trafficking of children, the rescue of trafficking victims, and victim recovery programs. Operation Underground Railroad works with governments internationally. This organization was founded by Tim Ballard, a former CIA and Homeland Security agent.
According to the website LDSLiving.com, Ballard worked for the government in a child crimes unit. He became frustrated when he could not help children who didn't have a connection with the United States and left to form his own organization, which was founded in 2013.
Love146 is based in the United States but is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. As they say on their website, Love146.org, "We're working to end child trafficking and exploitation. Nothing less."
When children are rescued from the trauma of being trafficked there is much more work to do. Love146 is designed to help the children recover from the trauma and reintegrate them into a safe environment where they don't just survive but thrive.
Daughters of Cambodia
A friend of the founder of Glad to be Giving has a daughter living in Cambodia who is familiar with Daughters of Cambodia, which exists "to empower those trapped in the sex industry in Cambodia to walk free and start a new life, with healing, dignity, and the means to prosper." It is good to know someone who is familiar with this organization based in Cambodia and who can vouch for their good works.
To achieve their goals, the Daughters of Cambodia wants to help victims of trafficking to leave the sex industry through alternative employment. Those working with victims of these crimes found that when the root causes that force victims into sexual slavery aren't being addressed the victims almost always go back into the sex trade. Daughters of Cambodia, a faith-based organization, is trying to change that.
How Do We Actually Give?
We have opened a separate bank account to which we are adding 25% of the profits earned from this website, and are donating what has been contributed on a quarterly basis. We are donating 1/3 of the total contributions to each of the organizations listed above.
In order to "seed" the account, money has been contributed from our personal accounts on a monthly basis that will also be donated on a quarterly basis. We believe in our mission, and if we didn't earn a dime of profit, we still want to contribute for the foreseeable future.
**We have recently made our first disbursements, and are very excited about it! We hope to contribute ever increasing amounts as our website grows.**