Somaly Mam Visits Seattle for Fundraising Events
The employees of Aegis Living are proud to host Somaly Mam's visit to Seattle with 3 days of fundraising events.
Redmond, WA (I-Newswire) July 18, 2012 - The employees of Áegis Living, a national leader in assisted living and memory care communities, have partnered with the Somaly Mam Foundation in its mission to provide a new housing facility, Lotus House, for rescued children.
As a young girl Somaly Mam was sold into slavery. Somaly heroically escaped her captors but vowed never to forget those left behind and has dedicated her life to saving victims and empowering survivors by creating the Somaly Mam Foundation. With over two million women and children sold into slavery each year, human trafficking is a global crisis that must be stopped. More resources are critically needed to support the rescue and rehabilitation of these young victims.
The goal of the Lotus House Project is to build a new house with 24-hour security, emotional resources, a supportive staff and their peers to help heal their wounded memories. This goal will be reached through employee grassroots fundraisers: runs, car washes, t-shirt sales and many other creative events. They are also hoping for assistance from corporate partnerships and donations from the public.
Áegis Living will host Somaly Mam in the Seattle area July 19-21. During her trip she will meet with the company’s founder and CEO, Dwayne Clark, to learn more about Áegis Living and the Lotus House Project. Employees at the corporate office will have a meet and great with Somaly on July 19th, later attending a Silent Auction event at Aegis of Shoreline from 6:30-8:30pm. Friday, July 20th the staff at Aegis of Bellevue has scheduled a street fair with local vendors at the assisted living community and other local business owners donating a portion of that day’s profits to the Lotus House Project. Her visit in Seattle will wrap up with a private dinner at the home of Dwayne and Terese Clark on July 21st.
To learn more about these events visit the Lotus House Project Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LotusHouseProject. To donate, or begin your own fundraising event visit http://www.aegisliving.com/lotus-house.
About The Somaly Mam Foundation
The Somaly Mam Foundation is a nonprofit charity committed to ending modern day slavery in North America and around the world. Co-founded by Somaly Mam, the Foundation works to eradicate human trafficking, liberate its victims, and empower survivors so they can create and sustain lives of dignity. Our Vision: A world where women and children are safe from slavery. Our Mission: To give victims and survivors a voice in their lives, liberate victims, end slavery, and empower survivors as they create and sustain lives of dignity. The Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 charity in the USA.
About Áegis Living
Áegis Living is a national leader in assisted living and memory care, offering a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. Providing the finest in senior lifestyle and living options available, “We’re the people who make life better” emphasizes health, quality of life, well-being and community. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Redmond, Washington, privately held Áegis Living operates 28 communities in Washington, California and Nevada, with 5 currently in development. Additional information about Áegis Living and its services are available at www.AegisLiving.com, Twitter @aegisliving and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AegisLiving
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Published On:July 18, 2012
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