Helping Houston Sex Trafficked Children: Love to Give Back Affair

Love to give back

Image via Quy Tran Photography

On September 19, 2015, Staci and Dr Quang Henderson hosted Love to Give Back Affair in their beautiful home in Memorial. The event chairs included: Staci Henderson Bela Thacker, Amanda Abiassi, Angela Lipsey, Neera Patidar, Jean Wilson, and Chiara Casiraghi. Courtney Gilmore with KPRC served as the Mistress of Ceremonies.

Over 150 fashionable guests attended and came red-carpet ready in boho-chic attire. The guests enjoyed a lovely evening and came together to help end child trafficking and exploitation.

The amazing, generous guests opened up their hearts and pocket books to purchase auction items and raised over $20,000 for Love146. Although Love146 is an international 501 non-profit human rights organization to help end child sex trafficking, Love146 is focusing on Houston child sex trafficking prevention and awareness. Cristopher Grady who is a Strategic Partnerships Coordinator at Love146 spoke about the organizations’ involvement with Houston child sex trafficking awareness and prevention. Dr. Melissa Bailar, a Professor in the Practice of Humanities and the Associate Director of the Humanities Research Center at Rice University spoke on sex trafficking.

Sex trafficking prevention and awareness, especially with Houston victims is near and dear to my heart. As a recent graduate with a Masters of Liberal Studies from Rice University, I wrote my 100 page Capstone/dissertation on America’s Sex Trafficked Children: A Study of the Victim—Trafficker Relationship from Victim’s Responses. During my research, I volunteered in a safe house and personally worked with traumatized victims who were sex trafficked children. Sex trafficking in Houston is a huge problem, and I love Love146.

The Love to Give Back Affair hosted at Dr. Quang and Staci Henderson’s home increased awareness for Houston child sex trafficking and raised funds to help support this fabulous cause. Be sure to purchase your tickets early next year for the Love to Give Back Affair. You do not want to miss this event, and it will sell out! For more information, visit Love146’s website at https://love146.org/

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