Marici's Mission

The Harsh Reality of Child Sex Trafficking

Each day on our beautiful planet, children of all ages are bought and sold into violent sex trafficking rings. Ripped away from their lives, their homes, their families, everything they know and forced into unthinkable situations. Here are some stark truths:

  • Every 2 minutes, a child is enslaved by sex trafficking networks
  • The average age of these innocent girls is 12 years old
  • Human sex trafficking is the fastest-growing crime in the world
  • Fewer than 1% of victims are rescued


Our Collective Mission

The team at Gallatin Valley Garden Center has united with Marici with a sincere goal; to save 100 lives from the horrors of trafficking. Your ticket purchases and donations play an important role in reaching this goal.

Rescuing a child takes only $500, which initiates their path to recovery. This seemingly small amount is a testament to how minimal costs can have compounding compassionate effects. In our commitment to help these children have a life of freedom, Gallatin Valley Garden Center is pledging to match every donation, up to $20,000.


An Evening of Stories and Songs

To raise awareness and facilitate donations, we are hosting a one-of-a-kind event featuring the beloved storyteller and musician, David Wilcox. This intimate concert, set among the lush tropical plants in our garden center, is more than just a night of entertainment.

When: Saturday April 6th

Where: 1770 Cobb Hill Road, Bozeman



How Does Marici Liberate Children?

Marici attacks criminal networks at their source, having a wider impact than just removing children from captivity. When the trafficking sources are down, the surrounding networks dissolve, which reduces the numbers of trafficked children by 80-90% regionally.

Marici also prosecutes these criminals through the legal system to ensure they are brought to justice. For the children who have been rescued, Marici takes a holistic approach to support them in reclaiming their lives through trauma-informed care, education and housing. The rehabilitation process can take multiple years, and Marici is there to support every step of the journey.


Join Us In This Fight

We, Travis and Keri Baar and the entire team at Gallatin Valley Garden Center, invite you to be part of this transformative evening. Come meet representatives from Marici and hear more details about their process on the evening of the show. Whether you can join us in person for the concert or support from afar, your involvement is invaluable. If direct financial support isn't possible at this time, your voice is still powerful—please share our mission with friends, family, and anyone committed to making a difference.


MARICI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
and donations are tax-deductible in the US

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