Polaris Projects Seeks Increase in Donation for the Holidays

Polaris Project, a non-profit organization working with victims of human trafficking is calling on employees around the United States to help increase its donations for the holidays.
Executive Director, Polaris Project, Bradley Myles recently signed a newsletter stated: “Many companies offer matching gift opportunities. Please check with your human resources office to double your impact this holiday season.  He called on government employees to support Polaris Project through the Combined Federal Campaign. (CFC #97210 // EIN #03-0391561).

The donations, Myles said will help “Light the Way” for many victims the organization is catering for. In the past year, he said the national human trafficking hotline received up to 20,000 calls and connected 3,200 survivors to services and support.
One of them is 15 year-old Prashant who was brought to the United States to work in a small restaurant where he became a victim of labor trafficking. Prashant worked several hours cooking from 3a.m with some other eight boys without pay.
The 15-year old, according to Myles escaped with the help a of health practitioner when he was injured at worked and taken to the Emergency Room. “Hospital staff learned that he had no family in the country and Child Protective Services helped him find a youth shelter so that he wouldn’t have to return to the restaurant. When a counselor at the shelter met Prashant, he contacted the National Human Trafficking hotline,” he said.
“The hotline call specialist helped the counselor connect Prashant with a legal advocate and also called the local human trafficking task force, which opened an investigation into the abuse that Prashant endured.”
Myles is therefore urging the public to donate to support Polaris Project and Light the Way for thousands of people like Prashant. “We have already raised more than $45,000 through this campaign, but still have far to go to reach our $150,000 goal by January 1 – the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, he added.You can donate to Polaris Light the Way project at https://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5417/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=9238

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