Each year, human traffickers rack up approximately $150 billion for their exploitation and trade of human beings; forced marriages, sex slavery, or forced labor are what today’s victims are enduring. Despite its illegal status globally, human trafficking and modern slavery take place everywhere, even in all 50 U.S. states.
As the world’s largest charity, United Way has dedicated itself to raising standards for education, healthcare, and financial stability, particularly in impoverished communities all around the globe. United Way has taken a firm stance against human trafficking by establishing United Way’s Center on Human Trafficking and Slavery in its mission to improve vulnerable populations’ livelihood.
United Way has made a considerable impact through its efforts to raise awareness regarding the trade and exploitation of trafficked victims. After all, nearly 40.3 million people are trafficked each year, 25% of which are children. By educating its members and supporters, offering constructive help to victims, and raising general awareness regarding the issue, United Way provides an invaluable service in the fight again human trafficking and modern slavery.
Owner and Founder of Leylie, Leylie Aghili, not only supports United Way’s cause but even takes individual action in combating this horrific crisis. Leylie practices corporate responsibility throughout every step of her design and manufacturing process. By cultivating close relationships with her manufacturers – and even visiting factories to assess the working conditions for herself – Leylie can ensure that her products are transparent and ethically sourced. Best of all, as a Sparo-powered merchant, Leylie donates 5% of each sale to a charity of the customer’s choice at checkout. Now available as an option is United Way! Do more with your spending habits; shop with Leylie and help change the world one purchase at a time.