Instead of doing the usual Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale, I thought I‘d do something different and really focus on truly giving back. We all predicted that 2020 would be the year of clear vision and clarity, and boy, it came true. It can’t be denied that so much has happened this year, including the opportunity to slow down and to look at issues that we didn’t get a chance to truly look into because we were all just trying to keep up with life; one of the issues being child sex trafficking.
Child sex trafficking is any child under the age 18 who has been “recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided, obtained, advertised, maintained, patronized, or solicited to engage in a commercial sex act” [i]. In 2018, over half (51.5%) of human trafficking cases active in the U.S. were sex trafficking cases involving only children [ii]. The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 to 14 yers old and it has been reported that there is a growing trend of traffickers using online social media platforms to recruit and advertise targets of human trafficking [iii].
While there were many issues that arose this year that caused debate, child sex trafficking is not one of them. It’s real and it’s happening.
We want to do what we can to support the organizations that rescues children of child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation, which is why we are donating 100% of profits from November 23 - December 1. The nonprofit we chose is Operation Underground Rescue*. They’ve rescued 4,100 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 2,300 traffickers around the world.
By making a purchase with us during this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you’re helping to save these children. You’ll also receive free shipping (US orders only), a chakra smudge bundle, and a crystal infused tealight candle if you spend $20 or more as a thank you for supporting us.
[i] "About Human Trafficking.” United States Department of State. Accessed November 17, 2020, https://www.state.gov/humantrafficking-about-human-trafficking/
[ii] “2018 Federal Human Trafficking Report.” The Human Trafficking Institute. Accessed November 17, 2020.
[iii] “2019 Trafficking in Persons Report.” United States Department of State. Accessed November 17, 2020, https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Trafficking-in-Persons-Report.pdf
*Nonprofit chosen may be subject to change.