Her name is Lora Innes. She writes and draws a webcomic/print comic called The Dreamer by IDW. After attending a human trafficking conference she was inspired to do something to help. She came up with Comic Creator's Alliance. Her fundraising project to fight human trafficking brings together the talents of other comic illustrators to create a computer wallpaper comprised of female comic heroes. The fundraiser was launched on Human Trafficking Awareness day, January 11th. If you want to submit an illustration click here for more information or email Lora at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All donations will go to Love 146 and Gracehaven
Straight from her website Lora says: "I wanted to split the proceeds between an organization working here in the US, and one focusing on a global effort. I'm sure there are many other charitable organizations working to end the same problems, but these are the two I've selected."
Children are being trafficked and raped daily and slavery is one of the darkest stories on our planet. This physical, mental and emotional trauma can leave children broken and scarred for life. Interventions for these children are critical to their survival and restoration. For us, the hope of abolition is a reality today.
GracehavenGracehaven is a faith-based non-profit organization started in 2008 for the expressed purpose of providing shelter, security, and rehabilitation to girls under the age of 18 who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation in central Ohio. Gracehaven is a long-term rehabilitation facility allowing girls to stay as needed until they reach the age of 18. We will then help them transition to the next step in their life. While at Gracehaven, the girls will be able to earn their GED, as well as receive counseling and treatment for the horrible trauma and exploitation they have been forced to endure. Gracehaven is in the process of purchasing a house situated on 10 acres in an undisclosed location in NW Ohio. Once renovated, the house will be large enough to hold up to 10 girls at a time.
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