A few months back I was made aware of a growing problem of child trafficking in our country. This is a very real and very scary thing that is happening literally under our noses! "600,000 – 800,000 people are bought and sold across international borders each year; 50% are children, most are female. The majority of these victims are forced into the commercial sex trade." – U.S. Department of State, 2004, Trafficking in Persons Report, Washington, D.C.
A dear friend of mine has started a ministry in Colorado to provide a safe haven for girls who have been rescued from Child Trafficking. "It is for young girls who've been abandoned, neglected or orphaned and need a safe place to heal. Restore Innocence is trying to raise funds to open a shelter for these girls to come and be restored." There are only a few shelters in the U.S. and there is a desperate need for more!!
I would like to help raise funds for Restore Innocence through my Etsy site, and I have chosen to give 30% of my sales of bags and purses to the Restore Innocence ministry. When you visit my Etsy site you can click on "Restore Innocence Bags" under the shop sections area on the left to see all the bags and purses for sale.
To learn more about Restore Innocence and how you can help support the Cinderella House, please visit their blog at: http://cinderellahouse.blogspot.com/