Sugaring or Sugar Dating is commonly defined as a transactional dating practice typically involving an older wealthier person (most often sugar daddy) and a younger person in need of financial assistance (sugar baby). In this scenario, the sugar baby is provided luxury gifts, travel, or money in exchange for going on dates or sexual intimacy with the sugar daddy or mommy.

The practice of sugaring and the language around it is normalized and glamorized in pop culture, making the practice seem normal, acceptable, and mutually beneficial when in fact it, is a fast path to abuse and sex trafficking.


Save the date! StolenYouth’s 2022 Not On Our Watch luncheon will take place on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. More details to follow.

We are SO grateful to everyone who joined us for “Not On Our Watch” and helped to raise $683,000 and counting to combat child sex trafficking in Washington state. Thank you! During the time we spent together, we learned of the many challenges our vulnerable and at-risk youth faced this year. We introduced you to community members and service providers who every day, demonstrate the lasting impact of your investment in StolenYouth. And, you met Renee who shared her powerful story of resiliency and the importance of organizations like StolenYouth. Your support demonstrates what we can accomplish when we unite to battle the buying and selling of children – the “Power of Us.”


StolenYouth was honored to be the Evening of Hope beneficiary in 2019 and 2020. The Seattle Hotel Association created the Evening of Hope Gala in 1996 to showcase the organization’s effort to make a difference for people in our community. The Evening of Hope Gala has raised more than $9.85 million for these deserving local charities and the Seattle Hotel Association is proud to continue service to the community. Through the volunteer effort of the Seattle Hotel Association members and designated charity organizations, the event has grown to be one of the most successful galas in Seattle’s history.


On February 1st, more than 250 hoteliers, business owners and philanthropists from around the region joined us at Seattle Hotel Association’s 23rd annual Evening of Hope Gala benefiting StolenYouth. We are excited to share that we raised nearly $500,000! It was a night filled with joy, high energy, and confidence that together, we can eradicate child sex trafficking.

Thank you to the Seattle Hotel Association and those of you who joined us!