Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District

by Village Volunteers
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District
Educate and Shelter Children in Red Light District

Dear Donors,

Thank you for your support of New Light and the shelter that works to break the cycle of abuse and sex trafficking through sheltering children who would be wandering the streets when their mother is working. When the children have a place to go, a program that assists them in getting an education, and a home where they are cared for and loved, then the vicious cycle of sex work can be stopped for the lucky ones who are under the care of New Light.

New Light takes chilcren as young as three months old into their shelter as their mother's work. The hope is that the women can be released from their life of slavery but for most, its all they know since they were very young. Giving them choices has been the best that can be done for their children and some of the few women who are able to escape the life. There are several social enterprises set up for alternative incomes for the women and and slowly there is a shift.

Your donation is helpful and provides money for food for the children, medical care and their school tuition.

We thank you for your generosity.

Best regards,

Shana Greene

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Dear Supporters,

The wonderful work of New Light continues to thrill us as we continue to see Urmi Basu, the founder and director of New Light be reognized as a rare leader.

Urmi Basi founded New Light India in 2000 to promote gender equality and fight violence and abuse of women, girl children and young people. The initiative today provides care and support to more than a thousand people. The organization fights against child prostitution and trafficking and protects young girls, children and women who are at high risk in their community by providing safe shelters and housing, educational opportunities, health care, and legal aid.

Please take a look at these two videos about the project.

Link to PBS short video with America Ferrera

http://video.pbs.org/video/2274938924 

 

A choreographed dance of the girls in the safe home dancing through the streets of the red light district

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYS3NinY4Cc

Any support that contunes to come in for New Light is used to educatie the children and provide them with a safe and secure place to live.

Thank you for your continuing support.

 

Shana Greene

Village Volunteers

 

 

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Dear Donor,

Any conversation about New Light and how they educate and shelter children who ae the children of sex workers must begin with Urmi Basu, the extraordinary founder. Urmi Basi founded New Light India in 2000 to promote gender equality and fight violence and abuse of women, girl children and young people. The initiative today provides care and support to more than a thousand people. The organization fights against child prostitution and trafficking and protects young girls, children and women who are at high risk in their community by providing safe shelters and housing, educational opportunities, health care, and legal aid.

Urmi is featured in two time Pulitzer prize winning author, journalist and op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof' columns, and his best selling book and documentary Half the Sky. The documentary was shown on PBS featuring Urmi and her work with the victims of trafficking. http://video.pbs.org/video/2274938924  Following the documentary Urmi received the Global Citizen Award at the Global Music Festival in Central Park, New York which was organized to mark zero tolerance for hunger, poverty and abuse.

The work we do with Urmi is always inspiring. While we have not raised a lot on this platform, we hope to do so in the future. Every bit counts. 

A choreographed dance of the girls in the safe home dancing through the streets of the red light district
Thank you for your contribution and please let others know about this program. 
Best wishes,
Shana
Shana Greene
Executive Director

Village Volunteers
5100 S. Dawson St. Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98118
206-577-0515

http://www.villagevolunteers.org
http://www.facebook.com/VillageVolunteers

 

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Dear Supporter,

It is always a pleasure to update you on New Light. This  shelter is very aptly named because of the ability they have to bring children out of the darkness into the light. The care and support for children creates an atmosphere of support and a foundation for the children to have a better life. Providing education is opening their eyes to all of the possiblities.

 I would like to share with you a video that was aired on PBS with Urmi Basu the founder and director of New Light.

 

Link to PBS short video with America Ferrera

 

http://video.pbs.org/video/2274938924 

 

Thank you for your past support. We hope you will consider donating again.

 

Best regards,

 

Shana

 

Shana Greene
Executive Director

Village Volunteers
5100 S. Dawson St. Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98118
206-577-0515

http://www.villagevolunteers.org
http://www.facebook.com/VillageVolunteers

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Dear Donor,

Thank you for your donations in the past and a particular thank you to those who are doing subscriptions on a monthly basis.

How effective is your donation? Consider that the children supported through New Light were sleeping under the beds of their mothers and are now in a night shelter where rows of matts are lined up with children tucked into bed. Think about the rows of bowls lined up to feed the children and the love and support that they feel.

New Light is a safe and clean oasis where children can feel special. They are educated and when they mature and in danger of being pulled into the sex trade, they go to live in a safe house. The children are educated and encouraged to achieve higher educational goals. There are several in college as well as in trade schools.

We continue to raise money for New Light knowing full well that donations are well used to shore up some of the most vulnerable people on the planet.

 

Thank you,

Shana

Shana Greene
Executive Director

Village Volunteers
5100 S. Dawson St. Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98118
206-577-0515

http://www.villagevolunteers.org
http://www.facebook.com/VillageVolunteers

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