Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. Girls Educational and Mentoring Services’ (GEMS) mission is to empower girls and young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential. GEMS is committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children by changing individual lives, transforming public perception, and revolutionizing the systems and policies that impact sexually exploited youth.
At Reminderband we seek to find the most deserving charities, those that truly touch our hearts, and feature them on our blog. Today we are excited to announce our support of Soles4Souls; watch for their feature on our website as well!
Soles4Souls collects new shoes to give relief to the victims of abject suffering and collects used shoes to support micro-business efforts to eradicate poverty. Soles4Souls’ other two divisions, Clothes4Souls and Hope4Souls, provide the same relief and support through clothing and other necessities.
Wen you give the simple gift of you shoes you are protecting people from illnesses and allowing kids to attend school. It also creates sustainable jobs and support for those recovering from disaster. No shoes are ever thrown away; you are recycling! Together we are changing the world one pair at a time.