There is no end to the causes that need our attention and support, but at America’s Candle Company we believe that there is no cause worth more attention than the cause of child trafficking.
There have been many posts on social media in the past year about the numbers of children that go missing in our country each year. You have probably seen them. There have been just as many news stories or editorials trying to say that the numbers are about half of what is being reported in social media, as if half is acceptable. When the watered down version is 400,000, which is 1000 per day, it begs the question, where is the outrage? In our great country. Yet the media mentions just a small fraction of those cases.
World-wide, there are over 40 million humans currently enslaved and trafficked. Of that number, 25% of them are children. Human trafficking has surpassed the illegal arms trade and is expected to surpass the illegal drug trade in the next few years. Most disturbing, is that in the United States, 51.6% of the active criminal human trafficking cases are sex trafficking cases that only involve CHILDREN.
If we, as a society, claim to care about our country and care about the rights of all races, religions, creeds and genders, should we not start with the most vulnerable population in our country? The population that has no voice?
It is a dark, ugly reality, but working together, we can focus light on the truth, and the truth will not be silenced.
With this in mind, 5% of every purchase of America’s Candle Company products will go directly to organizations that fight child trafficking and help to heal survivors.
When you light your candle for the first time, know that your purchase provides unconditional love, support, nurturing and healing to children who have been rescued across the world, but most importantly, it provides freedom. Something we hold dear here in America.