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We are all Refugees

October 14, 2016

Written by Casey Allred In the seventeenth century, my English ancestors left their homes in search of religious freedom. Many of us have family who looked for a better life and migrated to another nation – for mine, that was America. Recently I visited Greece, where over 60,000 refugees are unable to continue their journey further into Europe and unable […]

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Rainwater Harvesting for Trafficking Survivors in Nepal

October 10, 2016

In 2015, Effect Expeditions went to Nepal shortly after the 7.8 earthquake to learn about the disaster, and how we could help.  We took 25 volunteers from Google and Salesforce to Kathmandu for seven days, meeting with local nonprofits to understand the biggest problems they faced in their crucial work. One of these nonprofits, Raksha Nepal, protects survivors of human trafficking […]

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Safe in School: Behind the Scenes

August 16, 2016

Safe in School has 15 days left! August has been a month to raise $100,000 to combat human trafficking and open four schools in India. Recent months have taken us through the red light districts of Kolkata, to special souls in Kathmandu’s child shelters, and meeting incredible supporters back home in America. Here’s our best ‘Behind the Scenes’ moments.. Friends in the […]

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Safe in School: Double your Donation

August 9, 2016

Our campaign got off to a great start last week, and today we’ve had 613 supporters, $53,000 donated and 22 days left. We’re right on track for our goal of $100,000!! As if that wasn’t enough, this morning we had some exciting news..  A generous donor (who wishes to remain anonymous) volunteered to match every single dollar raised in the next […]

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Safe in School: Its launch day!

July 28, 2016

Today is a launch day! For the month of August we are running our Safe in School campaign and we’re fundraising to open FOUR schools in India. Through our work in education, human trafficking is impossible to ignore, and millions of girls are trafficked into India every year. ‘Getting girls and boys into school and keeping them there is a vital step in […]

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Fighting Human Trafficking: Day 1

July 14, 2016

Naylla Kassam from Salesforce shares her thoughts from Day 1 of the July human trafficking expedition.. What would it be like to live in a country where there is no child protective services, no laws against child labor, an epidemic of trafficking of young boys and girls, or no justice for rape and domestic violence against children too young to […]

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