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Many, many thanks to everyone who participated in this fundraising charity pack!  The folks who purchased it and the folks who put their products into it – you are all amazing.  A total of $1820.75 was just donated (via Google checkout) to the Wayne Foundation.  This includes the $1813.50 raised from the sale of the charity RPG pack, and the first installment of money raised from the sale of Argyle & Crew.

The charity pack sold 186 copies, consisted of over $95 worth of Indie RPG titles and sold at $15 retail price.  65% of all sales came to me from DriveThruRPG and I just passed that on directly to the Wayne Foundation.

The Reason

Hello, my name is Jamie Walton – founder and president of The Wayne Foundation.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, child prostitution has become an epidemic crime with victim estimates ranging between 300,000 and 800,000 children internationally.

Human trafficking, domestic trafficking, and child prostitution are crimes that can befall any child, anywhere, and at any time. I was once one of these children.  Like so many other victims my abusers were never arrested for their crimes.  I felt as if no one loved me or cared about what happened to me.

It has taken me many years to come to terms with the horrendous abuse I experienced as a child. Now, I am breaking my silence in the hope that I can give a voice to children who are today’s victims.

Every day, thousands of children in the United States are bought and sold for the purposes of sex.

With your help, we can give them a way out and a chance to start a new life.

The Wayne Foundation’s vision is for a world without child slavery. Our mission is to provide young women who have fallen victim to commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking with a means of leaving the sex industry for good. The Wayne Foundation is committed to fighting human trafficking, child prostitution & child sex exploitation one victim at a time by providing individuals with a safe home environment that will empower them with the tools they will need to stop the cycle of abuse.

It is our intent to stop commercial sex exploitation within the United States through direct victim assistance, public outreach, and by directly working with those who shape the policies and statutes which impact victims and their abusers.

Download The Wayne Foundation Pamphlet as a PDF.

Where you come in

Every cent of profit made from this bundle will go directly to The Wayne Foundation to help them accomplish this mission. Not only will you get some great RPG and board game products, but you’ll be helping Jamie and her foundation get off the ground and in to action.

You can listen to an amazing interview with Jamie Walton, hosted by Kevin Smith which will give you a much more detailed idea of what Jamie went through as a child, and why she, with Kevin’s help, decided to start the Wayne Foundation.  Here’s part one and part two.

Great job everyone!

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

 Posted by on October 3, 2011

  2 Responses to “It is done! The Wayne Foundation Charity RPG Pack raised over $1800 in two weeks!”

  1. […] you contribute to the Wayne Foundation Charity RPG Pack offered through RPGNow? According to Ben Gerber at Troll in the Corner, you helped raise over $1800 in two weeks for this wonderful charity! Congrats to all involved and best of luck to Jamie Walton, founder and […]

  2. […] Wayne Foundation Charity RPG bundle – Take 2  Argyle & Crew, Aruneus, Dungeons & Dragons, FATE, parahuman, Pathfinder, Role Playing Games, Savage Worlds, System Neutral  Add comments Apr 042012   Last fall, just as October was kicking into gear, a bunch of us indie RPG writers and publishers concluded a two week run of the Wayne Foundation Charity pack. […]

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