At the beginning of 2017 I shared some deeply personal thoughts I was having. Thoughts about a need to do more, to be more, to share and to inspire. The idea of having this influence and not doing everything I possibly can to spread light and goodness was too much for me. How could I NOT do that?! So, after sitting down and mapping out what this year could hold for me, I decided to take one huge plunge into something I don’t know a whole lot about. Working w. organizations that do all they can to make a difference in this world. I may not know what it takes to begin and run one, but I am good at something and that is writing, blogging, and social media. So with my new idea in mind for what Modern Wanderer could do I set out to find the perfect organization to begin this journey with. That’s when I came across Daughters Rising. Nothing hurts me more than knowing how many of my fellow women are hurting and in danger. But nothing makes my heart happier than organizations like Daughters Rising who do something about it. How could I not be so passionate about this heartbreaking subject, especially as a woman and mother?
What is Daughters Rising? They work w. communities in Thailand, where the human trafficking industry is, unfortunately, booming. They’ve discovered how important prevention is in addition the helping the survivors. Their mission “is to empower at-risk girls through education to end trafficking and exploitation in their communities and break the cycle of inter-generational poverty”. What I love most about this organization that they do just about everything. They educate women, show them the skills they need to succeed in the work field, educate locals on trafficking and how to prevent it, provide not only food and housing for women but activities for them, donate necessities, and have a shop for the women creating beautiful pieces to sell and make fair profits.
As I help spread the word over the span of this mini campaign (through March 31) I’ve committed to donating 15% of all blogging income to Daughters Rising, another small commitment to make but something that can benefit so many. We don’t realize the capabilities we have in such a privileged country to help these women. Get this – $250 provides a scholarship to keep a girl in school for a year – including tuition, uniform, supplies. $250!!! Even smallest of contributions make such a huge difference. Not to mention you also have the opportunity to purchase beautiful jewelry, clothing, and other accessories from the Daughter’s Rising shop.
Be sure to follow along on Instagram where I’ll continuing sharing why I’m so passionate about this organization as well as more of what they do and look out for part two of this post next month where I’ll have the chance to chat w. the amazing women behind Daughter’s Rising.