The Austin 20 is a group of community leaders and activists who raise funds for organizations that protect, recognize, recover, restore, and bring justice for children who have been victimized by the insidious crime of sex trafficking.
The Austin 20 is supporting powerful organizations like SAFE Alliance, The Refuge DMST, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and more with funding from their annual luncheons. This year's luncheon will feature keynote speaker Elizabeth Smart, and will be held on:
February 28th, 2018, at Austin Country Club.
Last year's inaugrual luncheon blew previous expectations away, with a phenomial contribution amount of $160,000, which funded the construction of a healing cottage at The Refuge DMST for young survivors of sex trafficking.
Every year, approximately 79,000 youth are forcibly funneled through Texas highways, railways, runways and alleyways. There are specific programs earmarked to help these kids, but without enough money, the programs sit idle.
Right now, kids that have been trafficked and picked up by local authorities have very few places to seek refuge. Right now, only a portion of our police officers, airline and motel employees and ER workers are trained to identify potential victims of this crime. Right now, ads featuring minors for sex are splashed in various dark pockets of the internet without a cyber patrol disrupting their activity.
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