On the darker side of humanity, there are victims of human trafficking around the world, even in America. Annually, there are 1.2 million children who are victims with horrible conditions. 80 per cent of children in orphan homes have living parents. 70 per cent of the victims are disempowered, illiterate or living in poverty. Katie Hilborn has the energy and resolve to do something about it.During a very secret undercover mission with a videographer, she was able to trace the path of at least one “missing” girl in Nepal and reveal the conditions of victims there. She is called and compelled to complete as many missions as possible and founded a nonprofit named Global Orphan Prevention – where no child is forgotten or separated because of natural disasters or impossible circumstances. The Mission: We strive to keep mothers and children together through economic development, awareness and educational opportunity. From addressing child sex trafficking to the orphan trade, we provide effective and just solutions to keep children with their families.
Currently, the nonprofit’s goal is to build a girls empowerment center and dormitory in the Nepali Himalayas. Hoping to raise $85,000 for this project, the event far exceeded the amount to the delight of Global Orphan Prevention’s team and multiple volunteers. The generosity of sponsors, a silent auction, a live auction of seven exciting items called by Libby Pollack and in-kind donations by the scores, including sponsored cocktail stations, food stations supplied by restaurants, the coffers were filled. The “paddle raise ask” was extremely generous putting the dollar goal over the top.
Katie stood front and center through the evening expressing gratefulness to all who helped and attended. “There was something beautiful about the people in the room,” she said. She also mentioned that the organization is tenacious, dedicated and collaborative and offered the success of its model to those willing to help others. Global Orphan Prevention is a Top-Rated Nonprofit and received that designation in 2018. It also received the Seal of Transparency in 2019 and is a member of the Colorado Nonprofit Association. For further information, to volunteer or donate: www.globalorphanprevention.org.
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