Build a new shelter for homeless children with Ami James and Global Humanitaria

Tattoo artist Ami James, of NY Ink and Miami Ink, has become a Protector joining Global Humanitaria in the fight against child sexual exploitation. Join him!
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New York, New York
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Kids at Risk

Cambodia is a tough place to be a kid. Decades of conflict, displacement and unspeakable violence have shredded the services and protections that are supposed to help keep children safe. Thousands of families are living in extreme poverty in the toughest slums of the capital Phnom Penh, many of them having lost their farms and land.

Few of the children attend school. Many are runaways and orphans living on the street who are lured into gangs, crime and drug abuse. Many are HIV-positive. And many fall victim to trafficking, abuse and sexual exploitation at the hands of adult predators.

What we are doing about it

PROTECT (a program of Global Humanitaria) has been working in Cambodia for 10 years, helping to rescue kids from the hands of sexual predators, providing shelter, medical care and legal assistance, and finding safe homes for them where they can begin to rebuild their lives. PROTECT works in the following ways:

PREVENTION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE THROUGH EDUCATION IN THE STREETS

PREVENTION THROUGH THE CONSTRUCTION OF SHELTERS FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN


CARE AND SUPPORT TO VICTIMS THROUGH THE RECOVERY PROCESS


ASSISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT TO HELP BRING OFFENDER TO JUSTICE



Join Ami James and become a PROTECTOR


Tattoo artist Ami James, of New York Ink and Miami Ink, has become a Protector joining Global Humanitaria in the fight against child sexual exploitation. You can become a Protector, too. Help us build the "Bunni and Som House" in Andong, Cambodia. This shelter is dedicated to two of the child victims rescued by Global Humanitaria's Protect team in Cambodia, and will help provide safe alternatives to children and teens who might otherwise fall victim to sexual abuse and exploitation.

Our current shelter can only accommodate 29 children. In one small building; 13 girls share 4 beds. The walls and roof are made of corrugated metal, which traps the tropical heat and makes the buildings extremely uncomfortable.


THIS IS THE DINING AREA


We need to do More

Help us raise $45,000 to build a bigger, better shelter.

This beautiful new building will include 8 dormitory bedrooms (4 for boys and 4 for girls), 4 bathrooms, plus a kitchen, a library and office space for staff and operations. No more dark, cramped, stuffy rooms with beds crammed wall to wall. No more lean-to-kitchen. No more open-air classrooms.



What your dollars will provide

$10 buys 200 bricks

$50 buys 10 doors

$100 buys a case of wall tiles

$250 pays teachers’ salaries for a month

$500 buys 100 bags of cement

$1,000 buys the entire plumbing system

$2,000 buys 2,500 roof tiles


Our Progress so Far

650 children rescued

6000 children received preventive education

276 predators arrested

186 offenders convicted and sentenced

Other Ways You Can Help

Contribute to The Protect Project, any amount gets us closer to finishing a home for 29 children. Join the Ami James Protects Campaign and Become a Protector now!

Share our campaign with everyone you know!  Feel free to repost on Facebook and Twitter. Help us raise the money to build Bunni and Som's House, and help provide vulnerable street children with a safe, healthy, supportive home.

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$3,159USD
raised by 18 people in 2 months
7% funded
0 time left
Verified Nonprofit
$45,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on January 5, 2014
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  • $10USD
    Ami James thank you mail

    Receive a personal thank you mail from tattoo artist Ami James.

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $25USD
    Final vídeo!

    Receive a final video when the shelter is done + an Ami James thank you mail.

    4 out of 300 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • $50USD
    Temporary Protect Tatoo

    Receive a temporary Protect Tattoo designed by Ami James + a final video when the shelter is done + an Ami James thank you mail.

    1 out of 150 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $75USD
    Inspiring Stone

    Receive an inspiring stone of the surroundings of the shelter with a scripture + a temporary Protect Tattoo designed by Ami James + a final video when the shelter is done + an Ami James thank you mail.

    2 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $75USD
    Project Protect T-shirt

    Receive a Protect T shirt + an inspiring stone of the surroundings of the shelter with a scripture + a temporary Protect Tattoo + a final video when the shelter is done + an Ami James thank you mail.

    1 out of 200 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $100USD
    Ami James thank you Tweet!

    Ami James will post a personal thank you picture for you on twitter for the first 50 donors + a Protect T shirt + an inspiring stone of the surroundings of the shelter with a scripture + a temporary Protect Tattoo + a final video when the shelter is done + an Ami James thank you mail.

    2 out of 50 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $250USD
    Protect an orphan!

    Protect an orphan and wear a memorable custom Global Humanitaria earrings/cufflinks + a Protect T shirt + an inspiring stone of the surroundings of the shelter with a scripture + a temporary Protect Tattoo + a final video when the shelter is done + an Ami James thank you mail.

    0 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Shelter Sponsorship

    Get your name on a plaque mounted on the wall of the shelter + Ami James thank you on twitter for the first 50 donors + a pair of earrings/cufflinks + a Protect T shirt + an inspiring stone+ a final video when the shelter is done + a temporary Protect tattoo + an Ami James thank you mail.

    1 out of 50 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $3,000USD
    Original Protect Tatoo

    Get the original Protect Tattoo specially created by Ami James to support that cause + your name on a plaque mounted on the wall of the shelter + Ami James thank you on twitter for the first 50 donors + a pair of earrings/cufflinks + a Protect T shirt + an inspiring stone+ a final video when the shelter is done + a temporary Protect tattoo + an Ami James thank you mail.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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