9th ANNUAL NOT ON OUR WATCH EVENT WAS A SUCCESS!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 9th annual “Not On Our Watch” luncheon and helped to raise $637,251 (and counting) to combat child sex trafficking in Washington state! During our first in-person event since the pandemic, we reflected on 10 incredible years of StolenYouth, and looked ahead to all the work remaining for us. We heard from survivors, partners, and advocates, who reminded us that when we stand in community, we can tackle even the most difficult of issues. We heard from Nick Brown, US Attorney, who discussed horrific examples of child sex trafficking that his office works to tackle that take place right in our backyard. We heard a courageous survivor share their personal story of survival and turning life-altering trauma into strength through their journey advocating for children who need it most. We are deeply grateful to all who attended and supported this year– your support demonstrates what we can accomplish when we unite to battle child sex trafficking in our state, together.
WATCH A LIVE RECORDING OF THIS YEAR’S EVENT BELOW!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
2021 TOWN HALL: Dangerous World of Sugar Dating
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.
Not On Our Watch 2021 Went Virtual
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.”
EVENING OF HOPE
2020 Evening of Hope
On February 1st, 2020 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!