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Help me raise money to travel to Thailand and work with boys who have been victims of sex trafficking.

I have been invited to travel to Thailand where I will be taking pictures with the UrbanLight Organization. UrbanLight is a grassroots organization dedicated to rebuilding, restoring and empowering the lives of boys who are victims of sex-trafficking, child prostitution & commercial sexual exploitation.

I met Alezandra Russell, the Founder of UrbanLight at a Not For Sale event last April. I found her cause so inspirational and have been dreaming of an opportunity to get in there and help rehabilitate these boys. This organization is so near and dear to me. Sex Trafficking effects millions of people around the world, and it's up to us to put an end to it.

Urban Light exists as a representative and advocate for the boys of the Red Light District of Chiang Mai. In response to absent social services & support, Urban Light is dedicated to providing the most essential human rights deserved by all people, this includes: shelter, food, education & health services. Urban Light has devoted it’s resources to providing the skills and opportunities needed by these boys to obtain a life outside the exploitative grasp of the sex trade.

The Urban Light Youth Center is a safe haven in the heart of the red light district of Chiang Mai, Thailand, where teen boys can access services and support such as: Education, Healith Services, Case Management, Daily Meals, and Housing.

Urban Light spends time campaigning for global awareness regarding child trafficking and exploitation. Our movement strives to inform our global community, to raise awareness, and to inspire action on this issue. Together our community of supporters make noise for boys who are victims of trafficking. Similarly Urban Light is becoming a moving force within the Thai community of Chiang Mai, educating its citizens about the massive crime committed against these young lives. Society’s stigma towards these young boys must be addressed if change is to occur.

Urban Light night outreach allows our staff to establish consistent and healthy relationships with the dozens of boys working in the Red Light District. Urban Light is able to encourage and empower these boys towards seeking educational, medical and vocational opportunities as alternative outlets to working in the Red Light District.

If I can raise enough money, I will be traveling to Thailand to work directly with the boys. I will be teaching them about art and photography, while capturing pictures of them to help tell their stories. Please feel free to donate whatever your heart tells you to give. I appreciate even the smallest amount. Thank you and have a great day.
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