Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ohio steps up their fight against Human Trafficking

A week after an Ohio woman was sentenced to 12 months in prison for tricking "hundreds of Eastern European women into taking hotel jobs" only to traffic them into slavery, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland signed a bill making human trafficking a felony.

Thanks for taking a step in the right direction Ohio.  Lets keep sending the message that Human Trafficking will not be tolerated.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Law Clinic in Michigan is Leading the Fight Against Human Trafficking

A recent article in USA Today highlights the legal efforts of a 33 year old Michigan law professor named Bridgette Carr who is the director of the Nation's only human trafficking law clinic. 

Carr is a great example of the impact that one person can have in the fight against human trafficking.  Are you doing your part?

Monday, October 18, 2010

October 18th || European Anti-Trafficking Day || Go Europe!

The fight against Human Trafficking wages on around the world!  Europe is taking a stand today!

The Victims will be heard!  Check out the links and stay engaged in the battle.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Canada's largest Human Trafficking bust ever...

16 Hungarian slaves were freed last week in Hamilton, Ontario.

According to one Canadian news report, 50% of Human Trafficking victims in Canada are minors and 75% of victims are women.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Climb for Captives Trailer

Check out the Climb for Captives video from their successful summit of Mt Rainier. You can watch it here or here:

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Changing the World One Mountain at a Time!

The Climb for Captives team is leaving for Mt. Rainier in just over a week and they need your help to raise $40,000 to rescue children who are being sold into the sex trade in India. Check out this recent blog post about how a family in British Columbia, Canada is joining in the fight against Human Trafficking.

Garage Sales Save Lives

We have been working hard to promote the Climb for Captives in hopes of raising awareness about Human Trafficking and bringing true, tangible freedom to children who are forced into the sex trade in India. This effort takes a lot of time and a lot of energy from all of us on the Climb for Captives team, but when we hear stories like this we are reminded about the importance of what we are doing and we are inspired to keep pushing forward in hopes that one more life will be saved. Last weekend a Canadian family outside of Vancouver, British Columbia decided to have a garage sale and donate all of the money to Climb for Captives. Their kids began spreading the word around the neighborhood and telling their friends that children around the world are suffering and need help. One little girl, after hearing about the kids in India, went home and sold her pet fish to her brother for $8.15 and promptly donated the money to Climb for Captives. Incredible.

When it was all said and done the family, in addition to raising awareness about the reality and prevalence of Human Trafficking, was able to raise $850 dollars at their garage sale, to help rescue victims in India. Once again, incredible!

We hope that you are as encouraged and inspired by this story as we were. Anyone can make a difference and every little bit helps…even a per gold fish can help to forever change a life. Dream with us about how you might join the Climb for Captives. Visit www.climbforcaptives.com to find out more.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Climb for Captives is back...


The guys from Climb for Captives are at it again. This year the goal is to raise $40,000 for IJM to rescue victims of Human Trafficking in India. Check out www.climbforcaptives.com to find out more.