Michael Colletto

Posts tagged The SOLD Project

Jul 15

Travel With Us is a beautiful and inspirational visual poem from The SOLD Project, a nonprofit working in northern Thailand that has proved that it’s possible to protect innocence and prevent human trafficking.

I’ve had the personal privilege of watching this smart grassroots organization completely transform a community and rewrite the future for more than 140 children and their families. This year, SOLD is celebrating five years of effective, meaningful change in a village where child exploitation used to be commonplace. Hope is rising, and it will not be quieted.

It’s an incredible story. Watch it. Share it. Get involved.


Nov 30
The SOLD Project is in the final 8 hours of The Girl Effect Challenge and we need your help! To win, we need as many people as possible to give just $10 before Midnight tonight to secure our place as a Finalist (right now we’re in 1st!). Your simple $10 gift helps SOLD secure a potential grant worth more than $30,000 to help educate at-risk children in Thailand and prevent child prostitution.
Click here to give $10: http://goto.gg/6718.
Please spread the word and get everyone else you can involved, too. We can’t do this without you, so THANK YOU for helping out!

The SOLD Project is in the final 8 hours of The Girl Effect Challenge and we need your help! To win, we need as many people as possible to give just $10 before Midnight tonight to secure our place as a Finalist (right now we’re in 1st!). Your simple $10 gift helps SOLD secure a potential grant worth more than $30,000 to help educate at-risk children in Thailand and prevent child prostitution.

Click here to give $10: http://goto.gg/6718.

Please spread the word and get everyone else you can involved, too. We can’t do this without you, so THANK YOU for helping out!


Nov 14

For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world in partnership with Free The Slaves to document the harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She presented her experience in a truly stunning overview of the issue at TEDxMaui in January 2012.

If, after watching this, you find yourself wanting to do something to help, I’d start with prevention. $10 can help prevent child exploitation in Thailand. Learn more at thesoldproject.com. #westartthegirleffect


Nov 9
“A lack of education keeps people entrenched in poverty. If we want to combat poverty—or we hope to see long-term, sustainable development improving the lives of those in need—then we must note the lack of education in our world.”

Mike and Danae Yankoski, adapted from Zealous Love.
Make a difference: Start the Girl Effect >


Oct 5
There it is in bold: the sex industry in Thailand brings in $35 billion each year—despite the fact that prostitution is technically illegal there. That’s 10% of their current national GDP. Many of those exploited are children. And that’s why The SOLD Project works in prevention. Learn more.

There it is in bold: the sex industry in Thailand brings in $35 billion each year—despite the fact that prostitution is technically illegal there. That’s 10% of their current national GDP. Many of those exploited are children. And that’s why The SOLD Project works in prevention. Learn more.


May 1

The SOLD Project didn’t win the grant from GOOD Maker, but they’re not giving up on their idea. They need at least 24 people willing to give $16 a month to join their Stand 4 Freedom campaign this week to make their Trafficking Awareness Program a reality this summer. Click here to give.

The best part is, this week only, for every person who joins the Stand 4 Freedom campaign, an anonymous donor will match your pledge with a $50 one-time donation. Just like that, your $16 gift becomes nearly $70! This opportunity ends Monday, May 7 at Midnight PT, so spread the word.

Hundreds and hundreds of you voted; now, if just a fraction of you can give just a small amount each month, your long-term impact will be incredible. Thank you for investing in the lives of these children.


Apr 6
The SOLD Project has a chance to win a $2,500 grant to fund their human trafficking awareness programs in Thailand, and all they need is your vote!Since 2007, The SOLD Project has been preventing human trafficking and child sexual exploitation in Thailand through education and community development. Part of that prevention work has involved hosting well-received and very impactful human trafficking awareness classes for at-risk Thai nationals.For this summer’s biannual Parent Meeting, SOLD has a brilliant idea: Hire a local partner organization to train the older girls in their program to lead the awareness courses themselves! If they win this $2,500 grant from GOOD Maker, The SOLD Project will be able to host trafficking awareness events for the entire community, purchase costumes and sound equipment, and train their students to take a peer-to-peer trafficking awareness course on the road to 2 – 5 local Thai schools, reaching hundreds of at-risk children with a message that could change the course of their lives.
Want to do something about human trafficking and child exploitation? This is a great place to start.
Click here to vote.

The SOLD Project has a chance to win a $2,500 grant to fund their human trafficking awareness programs in Thailand, and all they need is your vote!

Since 2007, The SOLD Project has been preventing human trafficking and child sexual exploitation in Thailand through education and community development. Part of that prevention work has involved hosting well-received and very impactful human trafficking awareness classes for at-risk Thai nationals.

For this summer’s biannual Parent Meeting, SOLD has a brilliant idea: Hire a local partner organization to train the older girls in their program to lead the awareness courses themselves! If they win this $2,500 grant from GOOD Maker, The SOLD Project will be able to host trafficking awareness events for the entire community, purchase costumes and sound equipment, and train their students to take a peer-to-peer trafficking awareness course on the road to 2 – 5 local Thai schools, reaching hundreds of at-risk children with a message that could change the course of their lives.

Want to do something about human trafficking and child exploitation? This is a great place to start.

Click here to vote.


Dec 6

Aug 4
Philanthroper.com featured my organization, The SOLD Project, on their homepage today, sharing our story and inviting people to participate by simply giving $1 (or up to $10). Why? Because “a little helps a lot.” (I interviewed for the piece.)
If you’re familiar with SOLD, you know $1 does help a lot. One dollar is the cost of one day of public schooling for an at-risk child in Thailand. $1/day changes the whole story for these kids—instead of dropping out of school, they’re receiving an education; instead of falling into exploitation, they’re rising from poverty and pursuing their dreams.
All that to say, it’s been thrilling to watch the donations come in today—as of this moment, 197 donors have given $509 to keep at-risk children in school. So, yeah. It’s been a good day. And there’s still 14 hours left to give.

Philanthroper.com featured my organization, The SOLD Project, on their homepage today, sharing our story and inviting people to participate by simply giving $1 (or up to $10). Why? Because “a little helps a lot.” (I interviewed for the piece.)

If you’re familiar with SOLD, you know $1 does help a lot. One dollar is the cost of one day of public schooling for an at-risk child in Thailand. $1/day changes the whole story for these kids—instead of dropping out of school, they’re receiving an education; instead of falling into exploitation, they’re rising from poverty and pursuing their dreams.

All that to say, it’s been thrilling to watch the donations come in today—as of this moment, 197 donors have given $509 to keep at-risk children in school. So, yeah. It’s been a good day. And there’s still 14 hours left to give.


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