Running For Justice is a Minnesota-based non-profit organization that is passionate about fighting against sex trafficking.

How do we do this?

We believe that all change starts with education so we work in the local communities to raise awareness of sex trafficking, how it happens, what it looks like, how you can get involved in the fight, and how pornography helps drive demand for sex trafficking. Through education, we believe that there can be a shift in the demand and help bring an end to sex trafficking. We distribute materials on prevention of sex trafficking wherever we can and also do education on our Facebook Running For Justice site, by passing on articles from other organizations fighting this atrocity and different events going on.

We also work with businesses, churches, and organizations, to help teach them how to educate others in their geographical areas, work places, and those they come into contact with.

In addition to this, we donate funds to homeless shelters, trafficking rescues, and other organizations, as our board votes to financially aid in the prevention of trafficking those at risk, and the recovery of those who have been trafficked.

We are now (Jan 2017) offering a 4 tier (smaller if you would like) brochure rack and brochures on what sex trafficking is, and a few resources on where to get help, to each church and business in the Elk River and surrounding areas, that is interested. Just contact Susie at: advocate@runningforjustice.org  We will continue to stock those racks as needed. We will expand that to more communities in the future!!!

We host several events throughout the year – we like to have fun while we fight for those that can’t, so be sure to check us out and see what we’re up to! We want to make our communities a safe place for all to live!

 

Our mission is to prevent sex trafficking through awareness and education, to our local communities and beyond.

Some of our goals are: Organizing and hosting the annual Running For Justice 5k; putting on Community Cafe Conversations wherever we are invited; hosting conferences; training hotel staff and other businesses, as opportunities arise; networking with students and staff within our schools to bring awareness for prevention of trafficking; giving resources; coming alongside organizations that are bringing preventative measures to children and youth such as those helping the homeless and sexually abused, and informing the public as a whole! May 19 & 20th, 2017, we hosted our 1st Annual Bike-A-Thon, from Duluth to Elk River!

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Running For Justice is a 501c3 tax exempt organization, so your giving is tax deductible! If you run the 5k, you need to take off the fair-value price of the run, which is $25.00 per person or whatever the cost is for the race at that time; anything given above that is deductible and we’ll send you a tax receipt before Jan.31st the following year. If you ride in the bike-a-thon, the fair value price is $75.00 and anything given above that we will send you a tax receipt, before Jan.31st of the following year. If you buy Silent Auction items at the 5k, you got those below the fair value price, so unless you give above fair price, you can’t deduct those items. Govt rules. If you only donate and do not participate in the events, the entire amount is deductible. Thank you so much for your giving! We appreciate it so much!

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Address to send a check: Running For Justice; 14482 305th Ave. N.W. Princeton, MN 55371

E-mail is: advocate@runningforjustice.org

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How big of an issue is human trafficking?

*The United Nations has declared that ”Human Trafficking” is now the second largest source of income for organized crime worldwide.

*A $32 billion annual industry, modern day trafficking is a type of slavery that involves the transport or trade of people for the purpose of work.

*According to the U.N. about 2.5 million people around the world are ensnared in the web of human trafficking at any given time. Each year an estimated 800,000 women and children are trafficked for the purpose of forced sex work.

*Commercial sex exploitation includes pornography, prostitution and sex trafficking of women and girls (boys and men, too, but the numbers are much smaller). Some sex trafficking is highly visible, such as street prostitution, but many trafficked victims remain unseen, operating out of unmarked brothels in unsuspecting—and sometimes suburban—neighborhoods. Sex traffickers may also operate out of a variety of public and private locations, such as massage parlors, spas, and strip clubs.

*View more facts about human trafficking here.

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