January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month !!!
Your Rotary District is in the final stages preparing for the biggest approved Rotary Grant for the US ever to combat Human Trafficking.  Look for the implementation this Spring when you will see a huge PR campaign as a Prevention measure and to make people more aware of this increasing problem.  Prevention includes Education, so we will be in the schools helping our partner to get train students and educators about the dangers of Human Trafficking and how to identify and avoid it.  It’s great to be a Rotarian and help combat a terrible problem.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world according to the FBI and is believed to be more than a $150 billion industry.  There are an estimated 20 million people enslaved globally, according to The International Labor Organization.  The Greater Sacramento region is considered to be one of the hotbeds for human sex trafficking in the United States. (See map below.)
Rotary District 5180 has been awarded a Global Grant to create a reproducible, large-scale project in the Greater Sacramento region to combat human trafficking. This prevention project includes a proven and approved education program that disseminates education and awareness information to children, healthcare workers, law enforcement, and educators, to prevent human trafficking. A provocative PR campaign is included to bring attention and promote changes to counteract sex trafficking. As shown below, we have partnered with leaders in these areas in order to bring these services to the region encompassed by our District 5180.
A Press Release was just issued.  Click here to Download,
If you or your Rotary Club wants to be a part of this extraordinary project by contributing or being part of the team, please contact Bob Deering at bobdeering5180@gmail.com or Joann Hilton at jhilton777@gmail.com.
PLEASE DONATE.  You can also personally help prevent Human Trafficking in our Rotary District by donating to this project. The funds that we receive will be used to meet the goal of educating at every single public school in the 5180 District. Checks may be made out and mailed to the Rotary District 5180 Charitable Foundation, 4917 Olympia Court, Carmichael 95608 identifying it as a donation to the Human Trafficking Project.  Or, click on the button below to make an online donation. 

The Rotary District 5180 Charitable Foundation is set up as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Tax ID # 27-2824926).
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