Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Benefit Against Sex-Trafficking Held in May

Imagine that you and your family are seated together comfortably in the sanctuary of your church. It is Easter Sunday and you are all wearing your Sunday best. It’s a day of bonnets and lilies. Then the pastor plays a video about sex-trafficking victims here in Seattle. That’s what members and guests were treated to this Easter at the New Life Church in Renton. The video in question was tastefully done, but still, who wants to think of that on Easter? (To watch the video, click here.)

According to Seattle’s Genesis Project, it is estimated that at any given time, 300,000 minors are being prostituted illegally in the U.S. The average age is 14 years old. The worst part is that this isn’t just a problem “over there” – it’s a problem in our own neighborhood. Fortunately, we have groups like The Genesis Project, offering “hope for a new life.”

Save the Sold is a one night benefit for domestic minor sex-trafficking victims in the South Seattle Area to be held on Saturday, May 19. You are invited for an evening of wine and awareness as the issue is tackled head on. There is a suggested donation of $20 per person at the door. Dinner is included and wine will be available at a cash bar. There will also be other opportunities to support the cause throughout the night as well. All proceeds from Save the Sold will be donated to the Genesis Project.

The Save the Sold event will be held at the Matthews Estate located at 16116 140th Pl. NE in Woodinville, WA, 98072. For more information, give The Genesis Project a call at 206.592.2362 or visit their website. (Originally posted on

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