This Christmas Help Stop Child Trafficking

Posted: December 6, 2011 by jgraziani in Uncategorized
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Do you remember the dreams you had as a child? Maybe you wanted to be a fire fighter or a police officer or a nurse. Or maybe you wanted to sail the oceans or fly like a bird. Whatever your dreams were, can you remember how you felt if anyone tried to tell you that you could never achieve that dream? That can be devastating for a child. This holiday season, how would you like to help make a child’s dream come true?

We spend so much of our income and treasure on things that are soon forgotten after the holidays. While we live in a land of abundance, we use so little of what we have to make a difference in others’ lives. Now you have an opportunity to do something that will not only change lives, but also save lives. Read on to see how you can make a difference in the life of a child, starting today.

“Blossom is in big trouble. Her grandfather warned her not to go beyond the village gates. After all, no caterpillar in Twig Valley has ever ventured there and returned to tell.

“For centuries the caterpillars of Twig Valley have lived with a Dark Cloud over the land. For as long as anyone can remember, no caterpillar has ever become a butterfly. In fact, no one thinks about being anything more than a bug that crawls in the dust of the ground.

“Until Blossom.”

Born to Fly is an illustrated children’s book about pursuing your dream. The story features a strong girl as the hero who faces not only the evil Dream Thieves but also her own fears. In her quest to follow her dream, she learns valuable lessons (the hard way, of course) that will inspire girls and boys alike to pursue the dreams in their own hearts.

Born to Fly is published solely as an ebook and is available for iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony, and other readers. Proceeds go to the Born2Fly Project, a 501c3 nonprofit that works to fight global child trafficking.

Born to Fly author Diana Scimone is a journalist whose work chronicling human rights and justice has taken her to more than 40 countries from Sudan to Zimbabwe. She founded The Born2Fly Project in 2003 to meet some of the many needs she has seen among the world’s children. Today, Born2Fly’s only focus is working to stop child trafficking through an awareness and prevention program currently being tested in five countries.

“Each year more than a million kids get lured into trafficking including in the U.S.,” says Scimone. “Some are just five years old. Our goal at Born2Fly is to reach kids before the traffickers do — and we’re hoping that sales of this new book will help us do that.”                                                                                   

If you would like to help Born2Fly make a difference in a child’s life, here’s what you can do:

  1. Thank you, FC and Janie, for this great article! We appreciate your support!

    Diana Scimone
    The Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking

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