About Coins For Children

What is it?

Coins for Children (C4C) blossomed out of the heart of Senior Pastor Michael Fletcher. It is a ministry of Manna Church in Fayetteville, NC. C4C was sparked from a sermon series on service to the community. Aiming to get the ordinary person involved in the battle against human trafficking, It provides a medium for concerned citizens to fight against the horror of sex trafficking without risking personal danger.

How does it work?

All you have to do is collect your loose change, convert it to cash or a check and turn it in to the sponsoring agency (church, school, business etc) or you can go to the PayPal section of this website and donate on line using your credit card. Some groups have also gone to local schools and businesses and placed collection jars (always ask permission first).

Who does the money go to?

Currently we partner with two organizations on the front lines of the fight against human trafficking. They are Reaching Unreached Nations (RUN) and Stop Child Trafficking Now (Empower).

RUN, headed by Eric Watt, is based in Virginia. RUN focuses its anti-human trafficking efforts in and around Nepal where they rescue slaves and rehabilitate them in safe houses and teach them a trade they can make a living from. It costs roughly $30 to purchase a slave in Nepal, the same price as a goat. You can imagine how many slaves you can free with very little effort collecting your loose change.

Based in New York City, Empower is run by Ron and Lynette Lewis. As the name implies, Empower focuses its efforts on ending the trade in children for the commercial sex industry. They do so in a very unique way. Empower fights its battle by going after the pedophiles themselves with teams consisting of former US Navy SEALS and other similarly trained individuals who have decided to use the skills they honed chasing terrorists to now chase pedophiles. Information they gather is placed in a database that is compatible with and accessible to Law Enforcement agencies to further their investigations and prosecutions.

Can I contact the partners directly?

Yes you can view partner links section and click on either group.