While there are many needs in this world, Molly Venzke, an alumni of OTHS, has one cause dear to her heart: to stop human trafficking, the world’s fastest growing global crime.
Venzke is the author of Caged No More, a novel that follows a woman who is trying desperately to save her two granddaughters after they are caught by a trafficking ring. The book has done well, but all Venzke cares about is that the word gets out there; 100% of the proceeds have gone to Trafficking Hope. To her, the cause is simply too great to ignore.
27 million people are enslaved worldwide. (Free the Slaves)
1.2 million children are trafficked every year. (UNICEF)
The success of Caged No More‘s message has led to the book being transformed into a movie of the same title. This Friday, Venzke will be joining us at the OTHS Milburn Campus to share with you the realities of human trafficking in your region: how to recognize it, how to help fight against it, and most importantly, how to prevent and to end it in the St. Louis area.
Whether or not you can make it to the event, however, Caged No More offers many resources to help the average person better understand and prevent human trafficking. Her website offers free eBooks about human trafficking, basic guidelines on what you can do to make a difference, and videos sharing specific stories.
Join us this Friday, May 6 from 7PM-8PM at OTHS Milburn Campus for this great opportunity to hear how we can make a difference in our own community. Adults and teens are encouraged to attend, though some content may not be appropriate for young children. More information, as well as registration, can be found on our website or Facebook page.
National Trafficking Hotline: 1(888) 373-7888