As the Gratitude Series continues, we turn our focus to Tijuana, Mexico. We are so thankful our work has taken us south of the border, just 100 miles from our headquarters in Irvine, California. Did you know the U.S.-Mexico San Ysidro border crossing in Tijuana is the busiest border crossing in the world? Did you know it's also a gateway for human trafficking?
Tijuana is home to Zona Norte, the largest red light district in North America. Estimates of more than 500 girls are working in one of the city's largest brothels. These numbers are staggering, but emphasize why International Sanctuary must have a presence in Tijuana. The need is enormous and we are prepared to face the challenges, but we can't do it without your help!
Our Tijuana Sanctuary will be the recipient of our Giving Tuesday campaign. Every donation given will go directly toward increasing our resources in this Sanctuary. When you give financial support, you'll help a girl escaping human trafficking discover a better, brighter future through healing, training, and love. We believe in these young women, and we know you do too.
We give thanks for the tremendous work that has already been accomplished in Tijuana: the partnerships that have been formed, the beautiful space we can offer the young women, the welcoming of our first participants, the local community that has embraced our mission. And this time next year, we'll be grateful for the wonderful faces who fill the Sanctuary with love, laughter, and joy...all because you gave on Giving Tuesday 2017.