This press release from Shoe Revolt:
While we sleep peacefully at night, down corner alleys, behind old buildings, and along abandoned railroads, horrible and unimaginable crimes are being committed against our youth.
Shoe Revolt has committed resources to educate the masses, stop traffickers, and heal victims of these human trafficking crimes, and now we are thrilled to announce a new strategy; a teen revolt. For teenagers who live in a stable environment, the issues of sex trafficking are distant; most youth have difficulty simply grasping the concept.
Many teenagers are unaware of what sex trafficking really entails and don’t understand that it is occurring on domestic soil.
These teens are not aware of the tricks and strategies that traffickers use to exploit and imprison youth like them against their will. Because this issue is so secretive and unimaginable, teenagers simply ignore it.
Shoe Revolt feels that teens can no longer be complacent; human trafficking affects the very freedom that the United States of America promises to them all. It is time to educate and get teens involved to start a teen revolt against human trafficking.
Why shoes and celebrities? For teens, this combination is an outlet. It’s a passion. Combining something that the youth of America loves is a simple, yet powerful way to begin a dialogue about this imperative issue.
A celebrity such as Kristen Stewart donating shoes helps us connect with all teenagers despite language, ethnic, and cultural differences. Shoe Revolt is incredibly thankful for Kristin Stewart’s donation of a pair of black Keds.
Her donations will be used to raise money for shelters and to create awareness about this issue in the teen community. We can eradicate the attack on our youth in the United States by spreading the word and getting teens educated. Trafficking affects thousands of teenagers each and every day and will never be stopped without education. Shoe Revolt will give teenagers the opportunity to understand sex trafficking, which will help keep them safe. Shoe Revolt is determined to create a teen revolt by reaching out and spreading the word about sex trafficking, one celebrity donated shoe at a time.
The auction itself hasn’t yet gone live, but we will update when it does.