Faith-based organization Gigi’s House announced recently it is planning to build two homes in the South Metro Atlanta area in the coming months to serve girls who are at risk of becoming victims of sex trafficking.
One of those homes is expected to be built in the Lovejoy area, and the other in neighboring Henry County, according to Gigi’s House founder Sabrina Crawford, who presented the concept to attendees of the Lovejoy City Council meeting in February. She was introduced by council members who asked her to share more about the project with those attending the meeting.
According to materials prepared by Gigi’s House, the average age of a child trafficked in the United States is 14. It is also claimed that as many as 100,000 children are trafficked for sexual purposes at any given time in the United States, 100 girls are sold up to ten times a night in Atlanta.
Crawford said operation of the homes, which will be only partly funded by the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services, will depend a great deal on charitable giving. Gigi’s House is a 501(c)(3) organization, and financial gifts are tax deductible.
Donations can be mailed to: Gigi’s House, 7147 Jonesboro Road, Suite 870051, Morrow, Georgia 30287.
Golfers can help raise money for Gigi’s House by participating in the first-ever Gigi’s House Charity Golf Tournament, which is scheduled for Monday, May 15, at Crystal Lake Golf Course in Hampton. Those interested in the tournament or in supporting Gigi’s House some other way can learn more at www.gigishouseatl.org or by calling 770-845-6443.