No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and eliminate human slavery & poverty.
If you would like to make an impact in the life of a child please consider joining GPR's mission to put an end to child slavery.
In September of 2013 our team traveled to Ghana to shoot a documentary, fund and aid in the rescue of three 8-10 year old little boys...
" Spending time in Africa was supposed to be a short-term commitment, but it became a life-long journey. I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of others, all while partnering with some of the most passionate and driven philanthropists on the globe. "
Leah founded Global Rescue Project in 2013 after a mission trip to Uganda / Rwanda. It was a game changer for her. It was in 2006 that she heard of the human horror taking place in Ghana, West Africa. The inconceivable if you will. A parent feeling no other possible option to feed her children other than selling them to a fishing master in hopes for a better life. She then started her research into making a difference somehow, someway. She feels there is always that point in time that you are inspired to take that step into the unknown. It could be something you see or hear that sparks interest. It could be someone in your life that makes that IMPACT. For Leah it was a friend, Jamie Nollette who helped her find her mark. "You know what needs to be done, you just need that little nudge".
Leah's dream is to live in Africa 6 months out of the year and work towards a solution to eliminate child slavery. It is her 4 kids that drive her to succeed. Knowing that other children in the world are destined to work 14 hour days with little to no food, experience regular beatings, and live in unimaginable conditions drives Leah to fight for these defenseless children who need a voice. "Often it is pain that drives us to make change". She believes if everyone helps in someway, little or big, what a difference we could make. She further believes that in order to make the biggest impact, politics need to be set aside. Rather than feeling like serving and giving is a duty or responsibility, we should view impacting the lives of children as an opportunity. "People are people, no matter what side of the line they were born on. "We are responsible for the children of this world even if you didn't give birth to them". She feels there is no greater gift to give her own children than showing them first hand that every little bit goes a long way.
Leah is a fifth generation native to Arizona. She currently owns and operates Le Bella Salon & Medspa located in Scottsdale, Arizona where she currently lives with her husband of 12 years and 4 amazing children.
Kelsey graduated from ASU. She majored in non-profits and is played a key role in raising awareness within the college campuses and other levels of schools..
Madison has always had a dream of Africa.
She was introduced to GRP thru her mom and became instantly enthralled in GRP's vision and dedication to be the voice for the voiceless.
Teigan's journey with GRP started when she was 9 years old. All she heard about at home were the kids of Krachi. Then one day she felt she was ready to take the journey.
Fulfilling her life-long vision to extend a helping hand to the neediest children in the most deprived countries.
Traveling around the globe as a journalist has given Kathi a global perspective on issues relating to children and families.
Tracy heard about GRP thru facebook when her high school friend posted something about the kids in Ghana. She reached out and has been a big part in raising awareness with in our youth.
Tyler decided to join our mission when he watched a video about the suffering the kids are going thru on Lake Volta. As a father of a teenage son, his heart broke watching what the boys are enduring on Lake Volta.
Marissa was recruited during our first dodgeball tournament as her company played a key role on getting this fundraiser off the ground. Her passion and dedication to helping kids on the other side of the globe was so evident that it was a match made in heaven.
Tom was introduced to GRP thru a friend. His energy and passion for making an impact on others was so incredible that he decided to be a part of our charity event every year. He plays a crucial part in our success to raise funds to feed the children in Ghana.