WAUKESHA, WIS.— Carroll University students raised $2,178 during a 27-hour swing-a-thon to benefit a Milwaukee organization that provides services to victims of human trafficking.
The duration of Swinging for Change, which ran from 9 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, to noon on Friday, March 15, 2013, represented the estimated 27 million people enslaved in the world today.
Funds raised will be donated to Exploit No More, a Milwaukee-based organization that provides shelter, counseling and social services for young girls who are victims of human trafficking in the Milwaukee area.
Carroll President Dr. Douglas Hastad and Dr. Theresa Barry, vice president of student affairs, were among 216 students, staff and faculty who kept the swings going non-stop for 27 hours. Another 21 students and staff were volunteer moderators.
The event was organized by Carroll’s Residence Life and Housing staff.
Carroll University President Doug Hastad and his wife, Nancy, joined more than 200 others during a 27-hour non-stop swing-a-thon to raise money for Exploit No More.