The Wayne Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   92 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 291 Donovan Rd Englewood FL 34223 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

As with 99% of everybody I learned about The Wayne Foundation via Kevin Smith's podcasts. However, I did not immediately donate. Why?

Because I am very wary of donating to charities. Far too many don't put the majority of the funds donated to the actual cause they promote. I spend (probably) way too much time vetting and researching charities I think about donating to, making sure that the majority of funds are going to the cause they promote, that those involved are doing more than padding their resume, and more.

I have found nothing to object to in donating to The Wayne Foundation. Jamie Walton is an awesome person full of sunshine and Good Thingsā„¢. She is very determined to meet and exceed the goals put forth for herself and the organization. She and her/the org's supporters continually come up with unique and interesting ways to engage potential donors and to raise awareness. You cannot go wrong with donating to The Wayne Foundation as it is a worthy cause run by dedicated and immensely approachable people.

Whether it's through their website, via Amazon.Smile (please choose them for Amazon.Smile) or now sending care packages you can do so with the Spider Mann (@spidermann) seal of approval.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first heard of The Wayne Foundation back in 2011, after listening to Kevin Smith's podcast. At the time I was just about finished writing a short game for children. I contacted Jamie and asked her if I could put an add in that game, and also donate 25% of the profits made from selling it to TWF. She agreed, and off I went!

Since the 25% profits from that game just wasn't adding up to a ton of money, I also started organizing yearly charity bundles. I contact publishers of role playing games, books, artwork - anything that can be digitized. They donate product, I sell the bundle for $20 or so and all profits go to TWF.

This is a cause that I'm all for - I like Jamie's can-do attitude, I like what TWF is moving towards and I like that they are educating the public about child sex workers - an issue that needs far more attention. They've got my support.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to get more ears and eyes onto them and their cause!

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The Wayne Foundation is a very worthy organization. They are as transparent as any other charitable organization with their financials clearly listed on their website and as up to date as yearly filings would have them.

Not only do I support the mission of The Wayne Foundation, but I support them financially as well. I've personally donated money, as well as part of the profits from a publication and I've worked many other publisher in a fundraising drive to raise over $1800.

I trust TWF with the money that I've raised, and the mission that they are dedicated too.

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I became aware of The Wayne Foundation through listening to one of Kevin Smith's podcasts and I have been inspired by both Jamie Walton, and the organization's cause. The horror and trauma that men, women, and children have to endure because of sexual trafficking and abuse is sadly very real, and this foundation is helping to not only stand against it, but to undo the extensive damage that it inflicts upon victims.

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2014

 
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The Wayne Foundation is helping to battle a problem that seems to be overlooked by "polite" society. The horrors that men, women, and children have to endure because of sexual trafficking and slavery are all too real and this foundation is helping to take a stand against it. Every bit of effort counts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get the word out even more.

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This is a great organization and my favorite charity! I ask everyone to please give. The Wayne Foundation, Inc. spreads the word about domestic minor sexual trafficking and helps get passage of bills in states that are weak in protecting minors from this devastating crime. The ultimate goal is to build a rehabilitation center to make it possible for victims of this crime to get back into a normal productive life after suffering the cruelties they have faced. President and co-founder Jamie Walton is the best face for this organization being a survivor herself. You will not find a charity that makes the most of donations anywhere so please give what you can!

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This is a great charity fighting domestic sex trafficking. Check out these FACTS: An organization with total transparency! Check out the financial reports: http://t.co/MKV9BOB The President of this organization does not take a salary and is totally committed to it's success. I have met her and know she is a woman with integrity and conviction! Co-founder Kevin Smith is a great film maker and a great orator to spread the word thru his media connections. I will continue donating to this organization until it's goal is fulfilled!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meeting her at the International Sex Trafficking Conference.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

leave it as it is. It is being run efficiently in the great hands of Jamie Walton!

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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Listening to Jamie Walton tell her story on Sminterview

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Anytime I have extra money I give!

What would you tell others about this organization?

We must do all we can to stop domestic sex trafficking and help the victims!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a very great charity involving human trafficking that really needs some financial support to move forward. Jamie Walton is a very special young lady who is using her life experiences to help other young ladies get on the right path and get the help they need. Jamie Walton is an inspiration to young people everywhere and I have made my own daughters listen to her brave telling of a heartbreaking childhood. If anybody has a spare dollar the Wayne Foundation really needs it!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

listening to the founders story and donating.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them the money or the facility they need to move forward.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I come to know Jamie Walton's story by following Kevin Smith, Yes The Kevin Smith that brought us such films as Clerks and Mall Rats and Jersey Girl. But Seriously, Smith heard about Jamie from twitter, sat her down to listen to her story. He was so moved he recorded and posted it in his media empire for all his listeners to hear and be motivated.

I guess, Kevin Smith, much like myself was so moved that he and Jamie got together to start an organization that would help, home and protect girls similar to Jamie's story! Thus was born the Wayne Foundation. Helping give a girl a fighting chance in this world who was abused and sold in to sexual slavery known as Trafficking!

I urge you please support this charity! Listen to Jamie's interview and follow The Wayne Foundation's progress! It is truly moving and touching! Jamie is that one person who from darkness is a beacon of hope for many young girls and women out there! Lets help her build this organization to where it can do the most good!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jamie Walton has worked very hard to make this a true organization and with her tireless work she is trying to ensure the safety to girls who have suffered the worst trauma a woman can. I believe in her and am happy to support The Wayne Foundation.

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The Wayne Foundation has my full support. We live in a world where childhood exploitation is rampant. Look at how high up it goes in the Penn State football department for example. The Wayne Foundation is an organization i can get behind. It means to provide safe shelter and resources for girls who have been trafficked. How could one not want to help. Please donate, if you can give. They are open and honest and will answer any questions you have!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Knowing the founder personally.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not make any changes. This is a wonderful cause!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The plight of sexually abused girls and boys who have fallen though the cracks of society.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

The sooner the Wayne Foundation makes it goal the faster it can get off the ground and help these kids.

What would you tell others about this organization?

You may not help everyone but you must make a try to help who you can. Children are the ones we must not fail at. This is a step for good!

 
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After listening to Jamie Walton's story one can not but be moved. There are a lot of children who need help. It is of the Wayne Foundation's mission to help children who have fallen between the cracks of our society. I throw my full support behind this Organization. I hope you can read or listen to Jamie's experiences and know she is not the only one to have this happen to. Please help if you can, or the very least pass this along to others to let them know what the Wayne Foundation is about. Thank You. U. Scott Adkins

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing how grassroots this organization is.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can not offer any changes.

 
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The Wayne Foundation continues to work hard at raising the awareness of domestic human trafficking, they even helped get a new law instated.
i personally am happy to make a reoccurring monthly donation with the knowledge that one day they will be able to open the rehabilitation centre to help turn around the lives of people less fortunate.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I feel that even though the-wayne foundation is still raising the money to open up a rehabilitation center for victims of domestic human trafficking, they are actively and successfully promoting awareness and helping to making actual changes. The President Jamie Walton has been speaking at various conferences, any fee donated directly to the-wayne foundation, raising public awareness, via interviews, podcasts & television. The-Wayne foundation has also been actively supporting the PA Senate Bill 338 and 885 with PA State senator Daylin Leach, this is for the national human trafficking resource center hotline notification act. I think that for a woman who holds down a full time job and manages all of the above, i consider The-wayne foundation a great success. I for one am happy to continue supporting this great cause and if nothing else i encourage you to learn more about domestic human trafficking and pass on this information to others.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Via the Kevin Smith Sminterviews with Jamie Walton. These can be heard via www.smodcast.com

 
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There is someone making LIBELLOUS claimes that this is a fraudulent charity. Jamie Walton and The Wayne Foundation make it quite clear why we are raising money. To buy a house to be able to house, counsel, rehabilitate etc girls who have been victims of domestic Human Trafficking. This takes money before it can happen. Money doesnt grow on trees and has to be raised first. you can go to http://the-waynefoundation.org/donate to see exactly how much money has been raised towards this goal. This has been stated in all the interviews Jamie Walton has done and supporters who know her, Know that this is what is happening. Why would a Kevin Smith be co-founder if it wasnt??

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Until the house is bought, no individual can be helped, but Jamie is a great speaker on domestic human trafficking which can be heard at http://girlontheright.com/2011/09/19/brass-balls-radio-beyond-politics/ http://smodcast.com/channels/sminterview/ listen before you judge

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

speed up how long it will take to get the house et al up and running, so ignorant people dont spread hate campaigns about The Wayne Foundation

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

via sminterviews with Kevin Smith at smodcast.com

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Listen to the interview with Jaime Walton founder of the Wayne Foundation at www.smodcast.com/sminterview to understand what its all about. Then i defy you not to believe this is an essential non profit organisation.
They are helping the lost and ignored.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

luckily never needed to use their sevices

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i am not involved in the workings of this organisation

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

via Kevin Smith at www.smodcast.com

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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The team behind the Wayne Foundation cause - or more specifically, Jamie Walton herself - are inspirational and work harder than any charity worker I know. I donate as regularly as I am able, and will continue to do so for as long as I breathe!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ensure more people get a chance to hear Jamie's story!

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A great foundation doing great work for a frankly-awful cause. Give them your money, they will do great things with it.

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A great nonprofit headed by a great leader. She has overcome so much and returned even more.

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I personally supported someone close to me through a long period of abuse. After hearing Jamie Walton's story, I wish I knew of some organization like the Wayne Foundation at the time to contact for information. TWF helps spread knowledge of child sex trafficking and slavery in order to end a crime that society seems to overlook or thinks is eradicated. This abuse is horrible for any human being, let alone one still maturing and discovering who they are. It would break anyone's heart to see someone they care about believe the only value they have is to be abused. Hopefully through awareness and the goal of a Wayne Foundation shelter, abused teens and children may learn their full potential and happiness

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