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Stay engaged with Cherish All Children by viewing our latest updates. You can also Follow us on Facebook for more news about our events and prevention work in the community. 

View the full LSS events calendar for additional events.

Cherish All Children 2022 Virtual 5K

June 24–26: Your Time and Place

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Join us for this fun event where YOU can make a significant difference in keeping children safe! Run, walk or sponsor a team member to help raise awareness and support to prevent child sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Head out solo or with family and friends to run or walk your 5K (that’s about 30 blocks).

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Runners or Walkers:

  • Be a part of Team Cherish All Children — Sign up today! There’s no registration fee, and we’ll send you a Cherish All Children t-shirt for being an important member of our fundraising team to prevent child sexual exploitation and trafficking.
  • Next — Ask friends and family to sponsor you! We’ll keep track of how much money is raised in your honor.

PARTICIPANT GOAL: The goal for each runner or walker is $300. For example, consider asking 10 friends to sponsor you for $30 each. 

CHALLENGE GOAL: Runners or walkers with donations totaling $500 or more will prompt a donor to give an additional $500 match! You can help us reach our goal of $20,000 to continue this critical work!

  • Share and tag your virtual 5K moments on your social media using #cherishallchildren5k

Friends and Family — Sponsor a Runner or Walker:

  • YOU can make a significant difference. Your gift will support our goal of raising $20,000 to keep children safe. Make a donation today!

These past years have increased the need for our work of engaging communities to support youth in staying safe, especially in online spaces. You can help us reach more families and youth, to empower them to know how to keep themselves safe whether on social media apps, gaming devices or school-issued devices. We are as committed as ever to our mission of engaging churches and communities to prevent child sexual exploitation and trafficking, and we thank you for joining us!

A Special Thank You Our Sponsors!

Saint Paul Rotary Club #10, Thrivent Financial, and many dedicated individual donors

If you have questions, please contact us at info@cherishallchildren.org or 651.207.3357.

The Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force Quarterly Meeting

January, April, July and October 2022

Join with others across the state to learn from each other and work together to end human trafficking & sexual exploitation. Register online. Many other states and communities have human trafficking task forces joining together – we encourage you to engage with these groups in your area.

E-newsletter & Media

Read and sign-up for the Cherish All Children email newsletter (5-6 issues per year), and view past media articles about our work.

Lunch & Learn: Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Youth

January was National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month. Watch our recorded session to hear how our leaders across Minnesota address what is being done to prevent exploitation and support youth, and how you can get involved.

Watch Now!

Lunch & Learn: Safe and Healthy Relationships for Youth

Youth GuideView our Lunch & Learn: Safe & Healthy Relationships for Youth to learn about our Safe and Healthy Relationships guides, and how you can lead sessions in your faith community! Co-authors Deacon Erica Larson, Director of Faith Formation at Lake Nokomis Lutheran and Joy McElroy, Cherish All Children Executive Director, walk through the four-session youth and leader’s guides, equipping you to lead.

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Learn more and download a copy of the Youth and Leader's Guides.