Community Update

Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Compassion2One Dare Fundraiser:

Compassion2One ( is an incredible organization working toward saving children from sex trafficking and victimization across the world. While this is a tragic international problem, the reality of it is that it occurs in neighborhoods like yours and mine. It's not a problem in unfathomable places across the world, it's a problem that tears apart our own homes. When I was made aware of the child sex trafficking that occurs in my own community of Portland, Oregon, I knew I had to act.

I was able to attend the latter part of a workshop through Compassion2One which enlightened me of the growing human trafficking problem occurring locally & internationally. Compassion2One is an organization dedicated toward saving & rehabilitating these children forced into sex trafficking. The organization has built safe houses all over the world that provide rescued children protection from violent criminals and a nurturing atmosphere to begin rebuilding a life. Each child is provided medical care, clean water and food, and a secure family environment that cultivates healthy growth and development. Children in C2One safe homes are equipped with education and job training that positions them to live healthy, productive, joyful lives.

At the end of the workshop I attended, I was walking with one of the leaders of Compassion2One when she told me she was headed to the Philippines shortly. "Why?" I asked. "To feed my babies and save more of my children." They refer to this passionate leader as "Grammy" and she has worked to rescue thousands of children around the world. Although I cannot be as brave as Grammy yet, I want to begin supporting this truly inspirational and life changing organization in any way I can.

So, what am I doing? I've just started a fundraiser based on the premise of Truth or Dare. The fundraiser is through where those who want to contribute will post dares or add money to pre-existing dares. Yah, dares. Like I dare you to karaoke to the Spice Girls while dressed up as the lead singer of Kiss (not like you need any creative encouragement, I'm sure..). All of the money on all of the dares will go straight to Compassion2One. At the end of the two week long fundraiser, the highest grossing dare will be completed by yours truly. My aim is to get as many awesome, creative, ridiculous dares posted while raising as much money as possible for Compassion2One. My profile can be viewed at

My goal is to raise $1,020 for this organization. $30 pays for the costs of one child in a safe house for a month. With $1,020 we will help 34 children regain their life, in an environment devoid of abuse or hate. So let's do this! Give me your best dare. I double doggy dare you to...


Carri Pence's picture

This is an amazing

This is an amazing fundraising effort and I am so happy to see your heart into such a much needed area of action. Though this action might get a stronger response in the resource exchange. If you want me to repost it for you there I would be happy to or you could. Thanks for your wonderful effort in making tomorrow a better and safer place.


KBarclay's picture


Hi Carri-
I appreciate your kind words. I went ahead and posted it in the Resource Exchange section as you recommended. Good idea! Thank you!


Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative