Treplus Communities is a proud alumni corporate sponsor of the 2022 Over the Edge event to End Child Human Trafficking on June 17, 2022. The rappelling event raises funds for Gracehaven, a non-profit organization in Central Ohio dedicated to the prevention, rescue, and rehabilitation of child victims (11-17 years old) from commercial sexual exploitation. In the past six years, this event has raised more than $1.4M dollars. 2021 had a record number of rappellers, more new corporate sponsors, and community champions. It's not just about the rappel-it's about the girls being served by Gracehaven.
In addition to a monetary sponsorship, two brave Treplus Communities employees; Valerie Kolbus and Douglas Ryan have volunteered to step up to the edge of Chase Tower in downtown Columbus and rappel 330 feet down to the bottom. The event takes place at 100 E. Broad St. on Friday, June 17.
Gracehaven is raising money for a great cause.
Gracehaven has set a goal to raise $280,000 at the 2022 Over the Edge event. In addition to fundraising, the event will capture the attention of the local community and raise awareness about children who are being trafficked or are at risk. Ohio is the fourth leading state for sex-trafficking with 1,100 minors sold each year. Gracehaven, an outreach of Central Ohio Youth for Christ, provides direct services to 120 individuals and prevention education to an additional 1210 annually.
Gracehaven is a charity Treplus leadership have supported for more than a decade. Treplus Communities' President and Co-Founder, Geoffrey Arthur has served on the Board of Gracehaven for several years. Treplus has also been a proud sponsor of Gracehaven’s Over the Edge event since 2018 as a Corporate Social Responsibility effort.
Team Treplus will be represented by Valerie Kolbus and Douglas Ryan to raise money for the 2022 “Over the Edge” event.
Update: The 2022 event raised over $251K for use in the fight against child sex-trafficking.