RIDE or DIVE
Project Rescue 18for18 was founded in 2012 when actress & human rights activist, Serinda Swan, traveled to Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand to meet with victims of sex trafficking. What started out as a one time effort to raise $18,000 by skydiving 18,000ft has now brought in over $622,000 and reached over 93 million people with its anti sex trafficking awareness campaign.
This is the first year that Serinda & Project Rescue will be doing a charity ride en route to the jump in Santa Barbara. Once again we are thrilled to be partnering with our long-time supporter Peter Kim, Hudson Jeans Founder and Co-Partner of Powerplant Motorcycles. We will be starting the journey at Powerplant Motorcycles in West Hollywood and riding 150 miles to the skydive in the hopes of helping reach our goal of $150,000. This trip will be part of a short video that we are producing this year in partnership with TV Host / Activist Oliver Trevena who has worked around the world the past 6 years to fight against human trafficking with the organization “Not for Sale” as well as other organizations in the US & India and has also previously jumped with 18 for 18.
This will be the sixth time a group of like minded individuals, friends and influencers will be facing their fears by skydiving 18,000ft (North Americas highest Skydive) to represent the estimated 1.2M women and children that will be sold into sex trafficking this year. We work closely with the top non-profits in this field, donating 100% of what we raise through the jump.
WHO WE ARE
Learn more by watching our video from last year’s skydive: https://vimeo.com/176355680
This year's jump will be benefitting:
Together 1 Heart
New Light Kolkata
Not For Sale
WHY WE DO IT
Girls as young as 2yrs old can be sold for as little as $50US and can be forced to service up to 25-30 clients a day
The average age of the girls sold is 13, and in some countries she may only have a life expectancy of 3 years
Profits for Sex Slavery Exceed 30 Billion Dollars Per Year
20% of human sex trafficking consists of children
WHAT A DOLLAR CAN DO
$1 a day can provide additional nutrition for a sex trafficking survivor with HIV or AIDS
$10 can provide a month of medicine for an infant below the age of 2yrs
$25 can provide food and accommodation for a week for a victim of human trafficking with HIV or AIDS
$150 is enough to cover all the expenses for an outreach team to get to a survivor of human trafficking plus hygiene materials for a month
$50,000 which can cover an entire year of rescues for one organization
HOW TO DONATE
Please contribute to our own AnnaLynne McCord! Her donation page is: https://www.crowdrise.com/projectrescue18for18/fundraiser/annalynnemccord
Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Anna-Lynne McCord (90210), Big Time Rush(Band), Alexa Vega (Nashville), Jimmi Simpson (West World), Josh Henderson (Dallas), Hill Harper (CSI), Ian Bohen (Teen Wolf), Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead), Colin Ferguson (The Vampire Diaries), Oliver Trevena (Young Hollywood), Sean Marquette (The Goldbergs), Jim Jannard (founder of Oakley), Briana Evigan (Step Up), Michael Voltaggio (Top Chef winner), Connor Paolo (Gossip Girl), and many more.