My Favorite Holiday Charity + 3rd Day of Blogmas
WOW GUYS. IT’S TUESDAY AND I HAVE A NEW POST UP. Do you know I haven’t had a Tuesday post since before June of this year?! Ya’ll know I’m a very regular Mon-Wed-Fri girl but in the spirit of Blogmas — I’m here this Tuesday to bring you something very special and dear to my heart. Today’s post is all about my favorite holiday charity: Operation Underground Railroad. (although they need your help all year round — not just in December).
About the Charity:
This organization is doing some AMAZING things. They rescue women and girls who are sold into sex slavery rings all around the world. Their mission?
“To the women and children who we pray for daily, we say:
Your long night is coming to an end. Hold on. We are on our way.
And to those captors and perpetrators, even you monsters who dare offend God’s precious children, we declare to you: Be afraid. We are coming for you.”
If that doesn’t make you bawl your eyes out — I don’t know what will. My husband and I saw their documentary earlier this year at a local theater and we couldn’t believe it. We hope to get more involved any way we can once we graduate this year.
They go through a six step process to rescue the women and children in the sex rings:
- Assess the feasibility of rescue.
- Research the location.
- Design a strategy.
- Take action.
- Recover the children.
- Arrest, try, and convict the perpetrators.
They make sure that the perpetrators who stole the innocence of these precious lives are locked away for good. They are trying to break the cycle and help these survivors make the most out of the rest of their lives.
“WE ARE NOT A GOVERNMENT AGENCY.
We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization
that relies one hundred percent on
donations to save children.
AND, WE DO IT BECAUSE
NO CHILD SHOULD BE A SEX SLAVE.”
So how can YOU get involved?
There are several ways to help O.U.R. Rescue. You can donate, volunteer, host an event or start a campaign. They need all the help they can get — because their mission needs to be heard. They are taking action against one of the most despicable things someone can do to a child. This needs to end. They are making that happen.
If you can’t tell — I am super passionate about this organization. My heart aches for all of the women and children forced to have unspeakable things done to them.
This time of year especially, we need to be opening our hearts a little bit more. While we have our families to come home to and spend the holidays with, they are spending their holidays alone and scared. No innocent person deserves to live like that. Let’s work together and make a change.
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Today’s giveaway is being hosted by STEFANIE at accordingtoblaire.com! The giveaway item for today is a FABULOUS foot scrub and some holiday polish that will literally knock your socks off. Head on over to her blog to enter!!!
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