December 03, 2013
First Black Friday... Then Cyber Monday... And Now GIVING TUESDAY! Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations. The second annual Giving Tuesday is today!
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
We invite you to join in the nation-wide philanthropic movement today by making a donation to Global Women. A gift of only $25 helps one girl participate in a sex trafficking prevention program for one month in Central Asia.
Mierim is from a very poor family in Central Asia. Her father passed away, leaving her mother to care for her and her younger brother alone. Mierim is a prime candidate for traffickers in this dark region of the world. She is also one of 18 teenage girls that meet on a regular basis with Nurgul, a GW partner in this extremely challenging country. Nurgul received social ministry training in Moldova with GW partners, Beginning of Life. She is now back in her home country developing a care and prevention program for young women from poor and dysfunctional families who are at high risk of being trafficked. Nurgul is working to build close relationships and establish trust so they will be open to her counsel. Mierim shared with Nurgul: I am so lucky to have you in my life; you became an older sister to me. I became more open and finally I can share some deep stuff with somebody, who helps me to understand many things. Nurgul is a positive presence in these women's lives, and is helping them to change their life stories. She is standing with Mierim, because Global Women has chosen to stand with Nurgul. Will you stand with Global Women by making a donation today?