Friday I attended a Holiday Tea at Ann Hand to benefit Innocents at Risk. The event was hosted by Kate Marie Grinold, Miss DC.
Kate Marie will be competing at the Miss America Pageant this January! Her platform is “Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking”.
For this event we were asked to bring gifts for teens ages 11-17. The gift requests were for very basic things we all take for granted, to help make their Christmas a little special. The children we brought gifts for are survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.
Innocents at Risk is a 501 (c) (3) that is working to put an end to child sexual exploitation and modern-day slavery.
(Pictured above, top; Kate Marie Grinold, Miss DC with Deborah Sigmond, Founder of Innocents at Risk; bottom photo Me with Andrea Rodgers of Ask Miss A)