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Vote Online for Polaris Project to Win $5,000 for Victim Services

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Dear Supporters -

Washington Area Women's Foundation awarded Polaris Project's DC Trafficking Intervention Program (DC TIP) with the 2009 Leadership Award, worth $10,000!

This Awards program recognizes the top 10 non-profit organizations taking on the challenge of improving the lives of women and girls in the Washington, DC area.

From March 18 to 30, individuals nationwide will get to vote online for its favorite nonprofit from the 10 award winners.  The winner will receive an additional award of $5,000.  Vote for Polaris Project and help us win critical funding for victim services.

To cast your vote now go to:

We serve young women like Jen*, a 17-year old girl who was first forced into the commercial sex industry at age 12.  When law enforcement identified her during a late-night hotel sting, they called our staff who responded immediately and provided food, clothing, and emotional support.  We reunited her with her family, her trafficker was sentenced to prison, and she is now enrolled in school.

In 2008, the DC Trafficking Intervention Program:

    * Conducted prevention workshops for over 300 girls in the DC area.
    * Provided survivors with 777 nights of shelter through our Transitional Housing Program.
    * Launched a Job Training Program to equip survivors with the practical skills necessary to gain employment in order to support themselves and their families.

For more program highlights, click here.

Thank you for your vote!  We encourage you to forward this email to your friends and family and help us spread the word!

*Names and details have been changed to protect the identity and anonymity of our clients.

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