Inspirational Teenage Girls Help End Modern Day Slavery Through One is Greater Than None

From the pages of Long Island Parent Magazine, we meet eight girls who decided to save the world one child at a time.




By Video Journalist Waldo Cabrera

One is Greater than None is a non-profit organization created by eight Long Island girls when they were just 13 and 14 years old.  We meet the girls at one of their events, where they sell their handcrafted jewelry and t-shirts, and promote the organization.  

After seeing an Oprah episode about enslaved children in Ghana, they found out that it takes $4,300 to save one child.  Even saving just one child, though, is greater than saving none.  The girls told their parents and wrote up a contract about what they would say in the charity, and three years later, here they are.  They have been mentioned in Teen Vogue magazine and Long Island Parent Magazine.  

So far, they have rescued 24 children and sponsored another 24.  In total, 48 children were saved from slavery by these girls.  When they raise the $4,300, they send it to the International Organization for Migration, which takes children out of captivity and provides them with food, shelter, and education.

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