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North Haven Rotary Club Contributes to Battle Against Global Sex Trade

The North Haven Rotary Club recently donated to a subsidiary of Amnesty International based in New Haven which battles the global sex trade.

Headed into her senior year at Hamden Hall, Bianca D’Ambrosia, daughter of Gail and Nicholas D’Ambrosia, recently presented a $500 check from the North Haven Rotary Club to Andrew Zsigmond to help fund an Amnesty International charity based in New Haven known as Love 146. The service-oriented young woman who has been raising funds for the cause for two years had addressed the club in the past, and reminded the group that Love 146 works to prevent child sex slavery around the world. (Love 146 was a victim’s number worn on a tag.) As she and the recipient thanked the North Haven Rotary for its second “generous donation,” Zsigmond cautioned his listeners, explaining that although child sex slavery is more prevalent in other countries, especially in Eastern Europe and South East Asia, it also has been increasing in the U.S., adding that enslaving girls and boys is a $65 billion global business. Emphasizing the importance of educating children about this danger, he also noted that there are 300,000 runaway teens in the U.S. each year, and about one-third of these children end up in the sex traffic trade. 

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