Each year run4one selects a local and international anti-human trafficking organization to receive the proceeds from the 5k. We are proud to announce our 2017 beneficiaries below.
Local - The Porch Light
The Porch Light is a division of The Florida Baptist Children's Home and is Polk Counties first safe house for underaged sex trafficked girls. The Porch Light not only provides rehabilitation for the girls who have been victims of human trafficking, but they also work in education, prevention, and law reform.
International - F.I.G.H.T.
F.I.G.H.T. or Freeing Individuals from the Grasp of Human Trafficking., is an organization located in the Dominican Republic. They work in the areas of awareness, prevention, and rehabilitation. There current goal is to raise enough funds to build a safe house in a country that is severely lacking housing for rescued victims. They also have a unique aspect of their ministry called New Creations Jewelry. New Creations Jewelry takes broken and old jewelry that has been donated to them and creates new products that they sell. This ministry assists in the prevention and rehabilitation aspects of their program.