End Sex Trafficking Day began after Erin and Fredrick Giles saw the award winning documentary Nefarious in 2012. Erin knew she had to do something to fight this atrocity. In April of 2012 we had a 29 day fundraising campaign where $10,000 was raised with this video so the End Sex Trafficking book could be edited, printed, bound and shipped.
On October 26th, 2012 the first End Sex Trafficking Day was marked by the release of our community-driven book — a collection of 60 essays on love, knowledge & freedom. Authors included creatives, writers, artists and entrepreneurs from around the world. All authors proceeds of the End Sex Trafficking book go to the Not For Sale Campaign.
Awareness and education of the public is key to ending what the US State Dept. is referring to as a pandemic of human trafficking. In 2013, we chose 5 anti-human trafficking organizations to support by raising $5k per organization. All funds raised support educating the public on human trafficking, prevention, rescue and aftercare for survivors. We did this through a 38 day IndieGoGo campaign to raise 25k to end human trafficking and it was a success!
We’re currently working on EST Day 2014 and can’t wait to share more details!
As a Business Philanthropy Consultant, Erin teaches businesses how to start a movement. She is passionate about educating the world about human trafficking.
Actress turned Corporate America moonlighter Turned Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate. Deirdre’s goal is to educate the community about human trafficking.
Passionate about all things creative, Fredrick is fired up about using his skills to bring awareness to the community about human trafficking.