I'm using GoFundMe Fundraising because they only take 3% as opposed to the 5% that Facebook takes to process money donated to fundraising.
I used to work with an activism group, Girls are Not for Sale for some time, doing whatever I could from afar to protect them, affect legislation and help girls and women get out and/or recover from the sex trafficking nightmare that horrifically exists. GEMS is directly affiliated with this group which helps these amazing ladies who have survived.
They assist with so much- Paying for a place to live. Food. Mentoring. Getting an education, Therapy...right down to hygiene, clothing and diapers. Things these ladies desperately need. This organization changes lives. Here's recent update on the site about what something they need.
"One of our most pressing needs right now, beyond the basic necessities of food, diapers, and toiletries, is making sure that our girls have phones and phone cards so they can stay connected. We’re looking to support our young women in college with basic laptops so that they don’t end up missing the whole semester of online learning. We want to support our young women who are parents and need to provide the basics for their children. And we want to provide as many resources as possible for our young women who may be homeless or in unsafe situations so that this virus isn’t the reason they stay trapped."
The pandemic hit GEMS especially hard. There's a wish list on Amazon that has simple and inexpensive items, things a lot of us can take for granted...deodorant, for example. There's a link on the website that's super easy to use.
This is the GEMS website for more info. Feel free to donate directly to them there.
Every small donation helps more than you know.
My passion is helping these girls get out of this nightmare. This is how we can help achieve that. This is how we help create a safe space for our kids.
Much Love and Kindness to you all.
May happiness and joy impact your life in beautiful ways. Namaste.