Anti-Trafficking Fundraiser in the Quad Cities

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Braking Traffik and The Quad Cities Lodging Association are hosting “an evening of fun and entertainment to stop human trafficking in the Quad Cities area” on January 28.

As reported by Iowa Free Press, “The Davenport non-profit group Braking Traffik and the Quad Cities Lodging Association are teaming up to continue the fight in eradicating human trafficking, one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world.”

The “Mission Possible” fundraiser will be hosted at the Holiday Inn Rock Island in Rock Island, Illinois from 5:30-8:30 pm. Organizers say activities will include “dinner, live and silent auctions, live painting of artwork by local Quad City artist Nana Noriega and a viewing of Braking Traffik’s award-winning documentary, Any Kid Anywhere: Sex Trafficking Survivor Stories.”

This will be the QCLA’s first annual fundraiser. QCLA Gala Committee member Jessica Waytenick told Iowa Free Press in November that when her group wanted to initiate a fundraiser, they also wanted to partner with another local charity.

“Braking Traffik was a natural fit to grow awareness of human trafficking within the local hospitality community and local residents,” Waytenick said.

Braking Traffik is a non-profit group based in Davenport, Iowa whose goal is to “support and enable the discovery of and response to incidents of sex trafficking through a victim-centered, multidisciplinary, and collaborative community effort in the Quad City area of Iowa and Illinois.”

According to a public statement, the organizers¬†of Braking Traffik are “honored to be chosen as their charity partner for this event.”

Tickets for the “Mission Possible” fundraiser are available at www.qclodging.org