Friends/Family! I exceeded my Tread on Trafficking goal this year and it’s because you guys are awesome. It’s not because I walked a whole bunch, because I lost track of my miles in early to mid June and I have no idea what my final count was. But I know you’ll forgive me since you […]Read More Tread on Trafficking 2012 Wrap-up
For the past few years there’s been a big push to do everything locally. We’re all encouraged to buy from local retailers and eat food from local farms, and especially to support local causes and non-profit organizations. Many non-profit organizations tout on their websites and in their literature that all money raised will stay right […]Read More Faraway Neighbors
The “146” part of Love146’s name comes from the number a little girl was wearing on her chest one night in a brothel. The people who would found Love146 were visiting the brothel, trying to learn more about sex trafficking. The girls that were for sale that night were behind a piece of glass. The […]Read More You are precious. You are not a commodity.
I’m still raising money for Love146 by Treading on Trafficking. I haven’t been talking about it much in real life or on the interwebs because it’s so uncomfortable to ask people for money. When I went to Love146’s conference nearly two years ago, Rob Morris, a co-founder of Love146, said a few words to the […]Read More In an effort not to suck
Miles Walked/Rode/Hula’ed: 10.67 Money Raised: $150 As I mentioned previously, I’m participating in Tread on Trafficking again this year. It officially started May 1, so I’m a little late in writing this post. I’m going to blame it on the pieces I was finishing for Lucinda’s and Steve Holt, our new puppy. Yes, I got […]Read More Tread on Trafficking 2012 – Update #1
“I got to take out what was hidden in my heart.” – Trafficking survivor, India Recently an aid blogger wrote about how she often gets asked what the best way is to get involved with a cause, and she answers: give money. It doesn’t seem exciting to us here in America, but it’s what’s needed. There are […]Read More Tread on Trafficking
Many moons ago (or maybe just one moon, I don’t know) I spoke to a real college class about international sex trafficking. These were people who paid real money* to learn stuff, and then they came back from their lunch break one day and found me, ready to speak to them for half an hour. […]Read More I have a question. Please be nice.
Day: 41 Miles Walked: 43.5 Money Raised: $260 So, I’m a little over halfway through my Tread on Trafficking campaign. As you can see from the above numbers, I’m a little over halfway to my fundraising goal of $500, and I’m a little under halfway towards my goal of walking 89 miles. I have a […]Read More Tread on Trafficking Update #2
Lately, I’ve been asking you all for some money. You may not have noticed since I’ve been so subtle about it. You know the money is for Love146, a group that works to end child sex trafficking and to restore victims of sex trafficking. I think their work is something everyone can agree is valuable […]Read More Motivation
Day: 6 Miles Walked: 0 Technically, ToT began on May 1. In actuality, I have not started walking yet. Why not? Because I have no motivation as you people haven’t sponsored me.* OK, that’s only partly true. I spent the first half of this week caring for my friend’s kids. I actually thought I could […]Read More Tread on Trafficking Update #1