I heard a disturbing statistic last weekend: 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18. To me, the very idea that anyone could bring that kind of physical and emotional harm to a child makes me physically ill. That statistic bothered me so much that I got a hold of a friend of mine who is championing this cause. She's in the process of building a charity that will help sex-slaves around the world. Next month, I hope to focus on a charity of that nature, but this month we're looking closer to home.
Safe Passage helps to provide counseling and shelter to children and non-offending guardians in two counties in southern Colorado. This is more local than the other charities I've featured, so if you feel more comfortable giving to a charity in your area, I recommend a quick Google search, and applaud you :).
I don't have any experience with this issue, but I love kids! I never want a child to come to harm. For those who do come to harm, I want the best help available for them. And I want this abuse to stop!
So please consider donating to this charity or one like it in your community so we can end the cycle. And have a great month and a great weekend!