WO Supporter Finds Creative Way to Raise Funding


For her 30th birthday, a World Orphans supporter set a life-changing goal. Instead of asking friends and family for gifts, she asked for donations to help support the World Orphans transition home for girls in Moldova. "So why is this post titled "THIRTY"? Well, I'm turning 30 this month and to celebrate I'm going to do something a little crazy in my "old age" ;) This may be a totally embarrassing flop but I'm going to do it anyway," According to her blog, burgessbasecamp.

"I am setting a goal to raise $900 for World Orphans towards vocational training supplies for girls rescued from the sex trade in Moldova. That is 30 people giving $30, and we need to do it in 30 days."

"Girls in Eastern Europe age-out of the orphanage system there on their 15th birthdays. They are set loose on the streets, with little money and no friends or family to go home to. They frequently think they are applying for a job or housing and are instead tricked into a life of slavery as a prostitute. They are trafficked all over the world as prisoners, beaten and abused with little hope of escape. They disappear into this hell and no one misses them."

"For the price of a dinner out, a pair of shoes or jeans, a family trip to the movies-- give these girls a chance to have their dignity back."

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