The following is a blog from Jamie Martin, the editor of Simple Homeschool. Jamie took a trip in July to see the girls in the Love146 Round Home — our safe home in the Philippines for girls who have been rescued out of trafficking or sexual exploitation. An avid reader, Jamie wanted these girls to have the opportunity to fill their days with stories that inspired hope, courage and perseverance. During the month of August, she reached out to the readers of Simple Homeschool in the hopes of raising $10,000 — enough money to fill a library with books that the girls could read any time they wanted.
Back in July, I had butterflies in my stomach for several reasons:
We were moving to a new house, traveling around the world as a family for the summer, working toward the abolition of child trafficking while there, and I wanted to invite you readers on the journey with us somehow.
Whew, it was a lot to take in.
Having never done any type of fundraising before on this virtual space, I didn’t know what to expect. But your response blew me away. Your generosity, your concern, your passion for education.
All children deserve a chance in this world–You understood that, and through your giving you fueled more children having a chance at life and freedom.
Even since we’ve arrived home donations continue to come in! (And no, it’s not too late to give if these girls and this cause falls on your family’s heart.)
The girls at the Round Home are now enjoying the home library we purchased for them–with titles in all age ranges, in English and Filipino–available for them to read all day every day.
Thank you so much for not only embracing our family’s work with Love146, but for also partnering with us in the cause of abolition and restoration.