NOT ON OUR WATCH EVENT
Since 2012, guests attending our annual Not On Our Watch event have been moved and changed by what they learn about Washington state’s multi-million-dollar child sex trafficking industry. These guests have become invested in the cause and have brought friends, family and colleagues to learn about this movement to fight what the World Health Organization lists as one of the most grievous crimes against humanity. And those who have invested in this fight have supported community advocacy, trafficking prevention, connecting victims to life-saving services, and restoring security and dignity in the lives of our state’s most vulnerable youth. Through your support, we have made progress in this battle, but there’s still much to do.
Whether you have attended all of our events or this would be your first time, the virtual platform makes our Not On Our Watch event accessible to everyone. No parking, no dressing up, no traffic. Please join us on February 25th for our first online Not On Our Watch evening event which will move you, inform you, open your eyes, and make you say: “Not On Our Watch!”
On October 15th, StolenYouth hosted our annual Town Hall event – virtually! National experts Brooke Istook, VP of Strategy and Programs at Thorn, and Stacie B. Harris, Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice & National Coordinator for Child Exploitation, shared the current reality of online sexual exploitation and provided information on what we can do to keep those we care for safe when they go online. We were so happy to be joined by nearly 200 parents, teachers, students, and community members at this informative and impactful event.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Nancy Wallace Pilates
If you are interested in supporting this important work and joining as a sponsor, check out our sponsorship opportunities or contact Kaylee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENING OF HOPE
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.
2020 EVENING OF HOPE
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!