Amazon Smile – You shop. Amazon gives.
Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/73-1570381 to register 401-KIDS as your preferred charitable organization.
Each time you make a purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to 401-Kids whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
Please share to your friends and ask they do the same. In this way, God willing, we will raise the money to get this first home built.
If you are like me, you do much of your shopping online. After retiring as a law enforcement officer I took up pen and paper and became a professional writer. Because of the research and writing involved, I have very little time to shop for everyday items and trying to decide on what gift to buy my loved ones and friends. So I go to smile.amazon.com and do the majority of my shopping. When I do this 0.5% of each dollar spent will be donated to this foundation.
In order to be able to build one of the first residential homes in the USA for sex-trafficked and sexually exploited girls younger than 15 years, we need serious donations. A home for abused and damaged children will be expensive. Because the victims are so brainwashed they actually feel their handlers (pimps) love and protect them. So once these girls are taken by law enforcement from enslavement, they are placed in a foster home. Within a few days, most run away and return to their pimps. So a successful home will have to be build, not only to protect the girls but to keep them safe by not allowing them to return to the sex trafficking business.
Because we need to build a secure, safe nurturing environment the home will cost more than a normal resident. The home will include rooms for treatment of physical, mental issues and a visitor’s area. It will have an office for staff, living quarters for the female house parent/s, kitchen, laundry room, learning room and day room. To start, the first home will have 6 secure bedrooms for six girls with each having their own bathroom. Each bedroom having a bathroom is for safety considerations. To furnish this first home it will take all the appliances, linens and furnishings a normal home would. There will be a vehicle to transport children to and from necessary medical appointments as well as structured highly supervised educational field trips. Security systems and cameras will also have to be bought. I will personally engage in getting many of these items donated but the cost will be substantial never the less.
The home will have full-time trained and vetted paid staff as well as volunteer workers and a full-time fundraiser. State agencies will support with funds but monthly expenses and a tight budget will be a reality. I am ready to alter my life for this cause and hope you will slightly alter yours by using your Amazon purchases to support one of the first residential homes for trafficked girls.