Seattle, WA, April 27, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Literacy Site’s charity partners know that slavery is a constant threat to girls around the world. Two new Gifts That Give More [tm] at The Literacy Site help GreaterGood Network's charity partners stop trafficking in Burma and Nepal.
In Burma's impoverished border regions children, usually young girls, are the main victims of trafficking and abuse through domestic servitude, forced and bonded labor, commercial sexual exploitation, and the sale of "wives" to men in China.
The latest Gift That Gives More at The Literacy Site funds Community Partners International's efforts to move Burma's girls into school and keep them there. This creates new economic opportunities for young women and their families and breaks the cycle of selling children into slavery.
Currently Community Partners International supports more than 57,000 girls and women in schools and training programs. The new “Save A Girl From Trafficking” Gift That Gives More of $25 available at The Literacy Site supports a girl in Burma in school for an entire semester, including books and fees, helping to keep her safe from trafficking.
Another new Gift That Gives More “Liberate Girls from Indentured Servitude” supports the efforts of Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF) and its founder, Olga Murray, to provide a creative, humane alternative for those families forced by poverty to sell their daughters.
Indentured as young as the age of six as dishwashers in teahouses or bonded servants in private homes, these girls rarely receive an education and often end up forced into prostitution by lack of other prospects.
By compensating the families for their daughters' lost wages and by supporting the girls as they attend school, NYF is able to keep children at home in the Dang District of western Nepal. A Gift of $50 at The Literacy Site brings a girl home to live with her family and pays her school expenses for six months. $100 pays these expenses for a year, while $350 rescues a girl and supports her education for six years, so that she can graduate from the 10th grade and have the necessary tools to support herself.
Since NYF launched of this program seven years ago, almost 3,000 young girls have been taken out of indentured servitude and reunited with their families.
The GreaterGood Network creates Gifts That Give More™ completely free of charge for selected charities. No administration fees or other fees are charged for participation in the program.
More About The Literacy Site and GreaterGood Network
The Literacy Site encourages a love of reading year round as part of the GreaterGood Network’s “Click Here to Give - It's FREE” websites. A simple click on the homepage button triggers a donation from a sponsoring advertiser. The Literacy Site’s charitable partners First Book and Room to Read use these donations to pay for books for children who might never own a book of their own.
The “Click Here to Give” program on the site’s homepage (www.theliteracysite.com) is paid for by advertisers and 100% of this ad revenue goes directly to support the work of the charities listed on the site.
In addition, purchases from The Literacy Site’s store fund free books for children in need. Each and every product purchase funds one or more books for children at no extra cost to the consumer—customers can see exactly how many books that they have funded when they check out from the store.
Last year, GreaterGood.org gave more than $100,000 to literacy programs around the world. Overall gifts to charity exceeded $3.1 million to more than one hundred nonprofits working to alleviate hunger and poverty, promote literacy, provide healthcare to children, restore and preserve rainforests, prevent breast cancer and other diseases, and care for animals in shelters and sanctuaries.