Sun Gate Foundation

Sun Gate Foundation The Sun Gate Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities to survivors of human trafficking. Sun Gate Foundation, a 501 (c) (3), survivor led non-profit organization based in Alexandria, Virginia, is an independent organization addressing a critical gap in the human trafficking aftercare community by making a substantial commitment to survivors.

Sun Gate Foundation relies on donations and grants to fund the educational opportunities provided to survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking in the United States. The ultimate goal is to equip these young girls, boys, women, and men with a solid foundation to confidently go after their dreams.

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"This book lays out what makes young people vulnerable to trafficking, exploring the real root of the problem and the nu...
09/30/2021

"This book lays out what makes young people vulnerable to trafficking, exploring the real root of the problem and the numerous effects of abuse; outlines steps parents and others can take to mitigate those risk factors; and describes ways to help victims find healing."
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Order your copy here:
https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Trafficking-Prevention-Trauma-Informed-Professionals/dp/1936268841
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#humantraffickingawareness #preventhumantrafficking #endit

"This book lays out what makes young people vulnerable to trafficking, exploring the real root of the problem and the numerous effects of abuse; outlines steps parents and others can take to mitigate those risk factors; and describes ways to help victims find healing."
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Order your copy here:
https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Trafficking-Prevention-Trauma-Informed-Professionals/dp/1936268841
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#humantraffickingawareness #preventhumantrafficking #endit

Correct information is vital to understanding the complexities of human trafficking! We know it can be overwhelming, so ...
09/29/2021

Correct information is vital to understanding the complexities of human trafficking! We know it can be overwhelming, so we try to share bit size information once a week to keep you informed.
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What other questions about trafficking do you have?
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#humantrafficking #truth #survivorleader #endit

Correct information is vital to understanding the complexities of human trafficking! We know it can be overwhelming, so we try to share bit size information once a week to keep you informed.
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What other questions about trafficking do you have?
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#humantrafficking #truth #survivorleader #endit

We are honored to have Melba as apart of our board of directors! Our work is not possible without our board, our volunte...
09/28/2021

We are honored to have Melba as apart of our board of directors! Our work is not possible without our board, our volunteers, and our interns!
Looking for ways to get involved?!
Click here: https://www.sun-gate.org/get-involved/

We are honored to have Melba as apart of our board of directors! Our work is not possible without our board, our volunteers, and our interns!
Looking for ways to get involved?!
Click here: https://www.sun-gate.org/get-involved/

09/27/2021

We stand with the victims in the Charles Nabit case out of Baltimore, MD. Our CEO, Shamere McKenzie speaks alongside Amanda Rodriguez and Jessica Emerson.

Our CEO Shamere McKenzie sharing her heart and experience at the 2019 National Human Trafficking Summit! #FBF Have you e...
09/17/2021

Our CEO Shamere McKenzie sharing her heart and experience at the 2019 National Human Trafficking Summit! #FBF

Have you ever heard someone speak on human trafficking?! What was the biggest thing you learned from them?!

Comment below or send us a DM !

Our CEO Shamere McKenzie sharing her heart and experience at the 2019 National Human Trafficking Summit! #FBF

Have you ever heard someone speak on human trafficking?! What was the biggest thing you learned from them?!

Comment below or send us a DM !

Hidden in Plain Sight by Stephanie Simon "This unprecedented study of s*x trafficking, forced labor, organ trafficking, ...
09/16/2021

Hidden in Plain Sight by Stephanie Simon

"This unprecedented study of s*x trafficking, forced labor, organ trafficking, and s*x tourism across twenty-four nations highlights the experiences of the victims, perpetrators, and anti-traffickers involved in this brutal trade."

Our vision in sharing our weekly team pick is to provide you with resources you need to start learning about human trafficking in order to better equip you for effective advocacy!

Please always feel free to comment below or DM us if you have a book recommendation!

Hidden in Plain Sight by Stephanie Simon

"This unprecedented study of s*x trafficking, forced labor, organ trafficking, and s*x tourism across twenty-four nations highlights the experiences of the victims, perpetrators, and anti-traffickers involved in this brutal trade."

Our vision in sharing our weekly team pick is to provide you with resources you need to start learning about human trafficking in order to better equip you for effective advocacy!

Please always feel free to comment below or DM us if you have a book recommendation!

The Human Trafficking Hotline is a tips and referral network that is operational 24/7! Did you know that the Hotline can...
09/15/2021

The Human Trafficking Hotline is a tips and referral network that is operational 24/7! Did you know that the Hotline can communicate via phone in more than 200 languages, as well as text, webchat, email, and webform in English and Spanish?
Never hesitate to call, report, or inform.

Learn more here: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

#humantrafficking #survivor #hotline

The Human Trafficking Hotline is a tips and referral network that is operational 24/7! Did you know that the Hotline can communicate via phone in more than 200 languages, as well as text, webchat, email, and webform in English and Spanish?
Never hesitate to call, report, or inform.

Learn more here: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

#humantrafficking #survivor #hotline

MYTH: It's a common misconception that trafficking must include transportation of persons. FACT: In order for a situatio...
09/14/2021

MYTH: It's a common misconception that trafficking must include transportation of persons.
FACT: In order for a situation to be considered trafficking, one or more these three elements must be in play and it can happen ANYWHERE at ANYTIME.
1. Force
2. Fraud
3. Coercion

What are some other myths you've heard about human trafficking?

MYTH: It's a common misconception that trafficking must include transportation of persons.
FACT: In order for a situation to be considered trafficking, one or more these three elements must be in play and it can happen ANYWHERE at ANYTIME.
1. Force
2. Fraud
3. Coercion

What are some other myths you've heard about human trafficking?

Ready to take your next step in helping end it?!Donate. Educate. Advocate. You can find all the information at our websi...
09/13/2021

Ready to take your next step in helping end it?!
Donate. Educate. Advocate.
You can find all the information at our website!
https://www.sun-gate.org/

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Ready to take your next step in helping end it?!
Donate. Educate. Advocate.
You can find all the information at our website!
https://www.sun-gate.org/

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

FBF, pictured here is our CEO, Shamere McKenzie, and her time on the Aruba morning show. Every time we are given the spa...
09/10/2021

FBF, pictured here is our CEO, Shamere McKenzie, and her time on the Aruba morning show.
Every time we are given the space to voice our story, mission, and heart, lives are changed! We are thankful to everyone who has given us a platform in the past and are excited for new opportunities in the future!

FBF, pictured here is our CEO, Shamere McKenzie, and her time on the Aruba morning show.
Every time we are given the space to voice our story, mission, and heart, lives are changed! We are thankful to everyone who has given us a platform in the past and are excited for new opportunities in the future!

At Sun Gate, it is our mission to seek liberation through education. We believe in freedom. We believe in restoration. W...
09/08/2021

At Sun Gate, it is our mission to seek liberation through education. We believe in freedom. We believe in restoration. We believe in YOU!

#humantraffickingawareness #endit #nonprofit

At Sun Gate, it is our mission to seek liberation through education. We believe in freedom. We believe in restoration. We believe in YOU!

#humantraffickingawareness #endit #nonprofit

Looking for ways to  get more connected with Sun Gate?! There's lots of options and no act too small! Learn more about w...
09/07/2021

Looking for ways to get more connected with Sun Gate?! There's lots of options and no act too small!
Learn more about ways you can help at our website, https://www.sun-gate.org!

Looking for ways to get more connected with Sun Gate?! There's lots of options and no act too small!
Learn more about ways you can help at our website, https://www.sun-gate.org!

#FBF! Today we're throwing it back to 2012 at the TIP report release with Will and Jada Smith and our CEO, Shamere! The ...
09/03/2021

#FBF! Today we're throwing it back to 2012 at the TIP report release with Will and Jada Smith and our CEO, Shamere! The TIP report is a vital tool in the fight against human trafficking and you can learn more about it here:
https://www.state.gov/trafficking-in-persons-report/

#FBF! Today we're throwing it back to 2012 at the TIP report release with Will and Jada Smith and our CEO, Shamere! The TIP report is a vital tool in the fight against human trafficking and you can learn more about it here:
https://www.state.gov/trafficking-in-persons-report/

This is one of our most popular FAQs. It's estimated that globally, there are 40 million victims of human trafficking. 4...
09/02/2021

This is one of our most popular FAQs. It's estimated that globally, there are 40 million victims of human trafficking. 40 MILLION. By being an advocate, educating yourself, and donating resources, you can help change that number.
#humantrafficking #endit #FAQ

This is one of our most popular FAQs. It's estimated that globally, there are 40 million victims of human trafficking. 40 MILLION. By being an advocate, educating yourself, and donating resources, you can help change that number.
#humantrafficking #endit #FAQ

Weekly Team Pick"In Walking Prey, advocate and former victim Holly Austin Smith shows how middle class suburban communit...
09/01/2021

Weekly Team Pick
"In Walking Prey, advocate and former victim Holly Austin Smith shows how middle class suburban communities are fast becoming the new epicenter of s*x trafficking in America."

Get educated on the increasing danger for our youth and how YOU can help!

Weekly Team Pick
"In Walking Prey, advocate and former victim Holly Austin Smith shows how middle class suburban communities are fast becoming the new epicenter of s*x trafficking in America."

Get educated on the increasing danger for our youth and how YOU can help!

Mark your calendars for September 9th! We are thrilled to announce that the third Two Way Streets webinar has been resch...
09/01/2021

Mark your calendars for September 9th! We are thrilled to announce that the third Two Way Streets webinar has been rescheduled! Register for free at this link: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b1rVBqdlW9RTkKG
Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn from two extraordinary women!

Mark your calendars for September 9th! We are thrilled to announce that the third Two Way Streets webinar has been rescheduled! Register for free at this link: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b1rVBqdlW9RTkKG
Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn from two extraordinary women!

For this weeks #FBF , we're going back to 2010 at the L.A Freedom Awards. Our CEO Shamere has had the opportunity to spe...
08/27/2021

For this weeks #FBF , we're going back to 2010 at the L.A Freedom Awards. Our CEO Shamere has had the opportunity to speak to so many audiences and share her story! We're thankful for the support of all of our donors and people who use their voices to empower survivors!

For this weeks #FBF , we're going back to 2010 at the L.A Freedom Awards. Our CEO Shamere has had the opportunity to speak to so many audiences and share her story! We're thankful for the support of all of our donors and people who use their voices to empower survivors!

Educate. Advocate. Donate. No act or dollar amount is too small! #sungatefoundation  #endtrafficking #humantraffickingaw...
08/26/2021

Educate. Advocate. Donate.
No act or dollar amount is too small!

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Educate. Advocate. Donate.
No act or dollar amount is too small!

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Advocates should do what they can to make sure their using correct language, definitions, and statistics when talking ab...
08/25/2021

Advocates should do what they can to make sure their using correct language, definitions, and statistics when talking about human trafficking.

This definition of human trafficking is widely accepted by governments & NGOs around the world.

#humantrafficking #endit

Advocates should do what they can to make sure their using correct language, definitions, and statistics when talking about human trafficking.

This definition of human trafficking is widely accepted by governments & NGOs around the world.

#humantrafficking #endit

Did you know that the Hotline can communicate via phone in more than 200 languages, as well as text, webchat, email, and...
08/24/2021

Did you know that the Hotline can communicate via phone in more than 200 languages, as well as text, webchat, email, and webform in English and Spanish?
Never hesitate to call, report, or inform.

Learn more here: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

#humantrafficking #survivor #hotline

Did you know that the Hotline can communicate via phone in more than 200 languages, as well as text, webchat, email, and webform in English and Spanish?
Never hesitate to call, report, or inform.

Learn more here: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

#humantrafficking #survivor #hotline

Voices like Tina's are vital to the work we do. We applaud her courage, strength, and wisdom! . You can read more of her...
08/23/2021

Voices like Tina's are vital to the work we do. We applaud her courage, strength, and wisdom!
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You can read more of her story here : https://www.sun-gate.org/survivor-leadership-spotlight/tina-frundt/
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#humantrafficking #survivorspotlight #survivorleader

Voices like Tina's are vital to the work we do. We applaud her courage, strength, and wisdom!
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You can read more of her story here : https://www.sun-gate.org/survivor-leadership-spotlight/tina-frundt/
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#humantrafficking #survivorspotlight #survivorleader

Did you know that through the Polaris program, you can donate your  Southwest, Delta, Choice Hotels, Wyndham, & Marriott...
08/19/2021

Did you know that through the Polaris program, you can donate your Southwest, Delta, Choice Hotels, Wyndham, & Marriott points ?!

These points can mean a safe place for a girl to spend the night or a way for a survivor to flee. It could even mean the difference between life or death.

Learn more here: https://polarisproject.org/donate-hotel-rewards-and-airline-miles/

Did you know that through the Polaris program, you can donate your Southwest, Delta, Choice Hotels, Wyndham, & Marriott points ?!

These points can mean a safe place for a girl to spend the night or a way for a survivor to flee. It could even mean the difference between life or death.

Learn more here: https://polarisproject.org/donate-hotel-rewards-and-airline-miles/

These are just some of the legal resources available to survivors of human trafficking. Links below The Avery Center : t...
08/18/2021

These are just some of the legal resources available to survivors of human trafficking. Links below
The Avery Center : theaverycenter.org
NSL Collective: linkedin.com/company/nsl-collective

We are proud supporters of these organizations and all their work to help survivors!

These are just some of the legal recourse available to survivors of human trafficking. You can find them at the links be...
08/18/2021

These are just some of the legal recourse available to survivors of human trafficking. You can find them at the links below 👇🏻

The Avery Center : https://theaverycenter.org
NSL Collective: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nsl-collective

We are proud supporters of these organizations and the invaluable work they do to empower , restore , and elevate survivors!

#humantraffickingawareness #theaverycenter #legalservices #survivor #enditmovement #sungate

Our weekly team pick is Renting Lacy by Linda Smith!"Let Renting Lacy draw you into the lives of these young girls as th...
08/14/2021

Our weekly team pick is Renting Lacy by Linda Smith!

"Let Renting Lacy draw you into the lives of these young girls as they struggle to survive each night, watching their childhood hopes and dreams slip away in the darkness. Let it compel you to action"

Order your copy today!

Our weekly team pick is Renting Lacy by Linda Smith!

"Let Renting Lacy draw you into the lives of these young girls as they struggle to survive each night, watching their childhood hopes and dreams slip away in the darkness. Let it compel you to action"

Order your copy today!

This information published by the Human Trafficking Institute demonstrates that forced labor can happen ANYWHERE. This i...
08/13/2021

This information published by the Human Trafficking Institute demonstrates that forced labor can happen ANYWHERE. This isn't someone else's problem. This is happening HERE & NOW!

Learn how you can help at our website: https://www.sun-gate.org/get-involved/

This information published by the Human Trafficking Institute demonstrates that forced labor can happen ANYWHERE. This isn't someone else's problem. This is happening HERE & NOW!

Learn how you can help at our website: https://www.sun-gate.org/get-involved/

The first step to becoming a true advocate is asking the hard questions from reliable sources! What questions do you hav...
08/11/2021

The first step to becoming a true advocate is asking the hard questions from reliable sources!
What questions do you have about human trafficking?

Comment below or send us a dm!

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

The first step to becoming a true advocate is asking the hard questions from reliable sources!
What questions do you have about human trafficking?

Comment below or send us a dm!

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

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