FLIP Member Dottie Laster Becomes Million Kids Director

Dottie Laster
New Director Dottie Laster Brings Wealth of Anti-trafficking Experience

Congratulations, Dottie! From Million Kids:

Million Kids is proud to announce Dottie Laster as its new Director. According to UNICEF over one million children are trafficked annually worldwide. No child should be forced to become a sex worker or someone’s labor slave. At Million Kids, we are committed to ending this nightmare for children. We believe if the bad guys are harming so many children each year, then the good guys must help even more. And with Dottie Laster’s help, more and more children will find freedom and hope through the efforts of Million Kids.

Dottie Laster is a fearless freedom fighter working on behalf of victims of human trafficking. She is the former Administrator of the Orange County (California) Human Trafficking Task Force and has worked with anti-trafficking activists and law enforcement personnel throughout the United States and abroad. She brings to Million Kids the breadth of experience and depth of passion that this cause requires. We’re excited about the partnership of Dottie Laster and Million Kids. To learn more about Million Kids, visit our website.

Bronwen Aker to receive Presidential Award

FLIP member Bronwen Aker has been chosen among those to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her work with the Orange County, California Sheriff’s Department.

Special Assistant to the President and Acting Director of The White House Office of USA Freedom Corps Alison T. Young will be presenting the awards on Thursday, October 23rd, at 4:00 PM at the Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope located at 1 Hope Drive, Tustin, CA 92782.

As a Professional Service Responder (PSR) since 2002, Bronwen has donated hundred of hours to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.  Using her considerable computer skills she has done everything from creating flyers to updating and maintaining web pages, most recently serving as the Site Administrator for the OCSD Community Services Blog.

“The thing that keeps me working with OCSD is that, although I have no desire to ride around in a squad car chasing after bad guys, there are things I can do to make life easier for the men and women who do just that. As the saying goes, it’s an honor and a privilege!” states Bronwen.

More on Bronwen Aker.

Another Award for FLIP Member Dottie Laster

Ene Taylor
CYH Magazine
(714) 244-8738


(October 3, 2008) Orange County, California – Lights, camera, fashion! On Sunday, November 9, the Heritage Humanitarian Awards (HHA) on behalf of United States International Mission (USIM) will recognize the amazing work of several individuals who have been a positive force in combating human trafficking/modern slavery in a one of a kind heritage fashion show. The efforts of our honorees have led to the rescue of many women and children sold into slavery, community awareness, policy/legal changes and education. This star-studded, red carpet event will be held at the prestigious Marconi Automotive Museum located at 1302 Industrial Drive, Tustin, California.  HHA targets philanthropists, business executive, law enforcement, politicians, and anyone with a desire to end this global nightmare, which afflicts over 30 million people.
Over the past five years, USIM have rescued over 100 young girls here in the United States and abroad from the jaws of traffickers.
The Heritage fashion Show will feature emerging ethnic designers such as Cynthia Bui, JnG and contemporary evening gown collection by Gigi Marie Couture.
Also showcased will be silent and live auction of fine jewelry and other one-of-a-kind items.
This event will present a platform for guests to see and hear first-hand the plight of  victims of human trafficking.
For Media, please submit Credentials to:
Ene Taylor
Celebrate Your Heritage (CYH) Magazine
About: Heritage Humanitarian Awards (HHA) for charity was conceived by CYH magazine in partnership with Heaven on a Plate Catering and Gigi Marie Couture to bring hope to victimized women and children around the world while recognizing those individuals who are working tirelessly to stop the menace.
What: Heritage Humanitarian Awards and Fashion Show benefiting United States International Mission (USIM).
When: Sunday, November 9, 2008 (6 – 9pm) Red Carpet.
Where: 1302 Industrial Drive, Tustin (www.marconimuseum.org)
HONOREES: Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Mr. Nguyen Huu Chanh, Robert ‘Bobby’ McDonald, Ms. Dottie Laster and Dr. Ana Nogales
INVITED MEDIA/PRESS: CYH Magazine, OC Coast Magazine, Fox News local, DayBreak OC, 94.7 The Wave, IBLive TV, OC Register, LIVE OC, Vietstar, and more.
INVITED CELEBS: First Lady Maria Shriver, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, OC House Wives, Eva Mendes, Eva Longoria, Rick and Kay Warren, Shirley Lee Ralph, Garcelle, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland just to name a few. Invitations will be available closer to the show. *Event Details Subject To Modification
FOR RESERVATIONS/TICKET PURCHASE: Visit, www.heritagehumanitarianawards.com or Call (866) 403-1343 or 714 244 8738