The D. Gary Young, Young Living Foundation raised more than $1 million to help end modern slavery in Africa during the Young Living Foundation’s Ride for a Reason, Foundation 5k, and other activities.
All funds raised will go to support Hope for Justice, a nonprofit that exists to bring about the end of modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society.
“Young Living’s compassionate members have generously given to help some of the most isolated and vulnerable communities around the world,” said Jared Turner, president and chief operating officer of Young Living Essential Oils. “I want to thank our members, Scott and Brenda Schuler, who chose to do something larger than themselves by launching the Ride for a Reason fundraising campaign that brought the Young Living family together and assisted in raising over $1 million to support Hope for Justice and help rescue the victims of human trafficking.”
Starting with Uganda, the Foundation will immediately fund three Hope for Justice Lighthouses, each of which will provide trauma care, medical services, education and vocational training, counselling, therapy and safe shelter to survivors from the day they are rescued from slavery to when they are reintegrated into a family centered environment. Each Lighthouse will provide 150 to 200 children who are victims of human trafficking with this type of restorative care and safety each year.