FUTURES GLOBAL CHALLENGE: SE ASIA RIDE 2012
Serinda Swan and other Friends to Mankind cycled across Cambodia on Feb 28th - March 10th 2012, which was an epic adventure ...
FEATURED FRIENDS: JOE HUFF
Joe Huff- Director of Positivity and Founder of This Shirt Helps has created a One for One system that can give education,clean water, rescues animals, and many more options just by buying a t-shirt.
18for18 Project Rescue 2.0
This year we are trying to raise $100, 000, what does that mean? ... read more
Somaly Mam Project Rescue
Help us to fund an entire year of rescues for The Somaly Mam Foundation.
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Serinda Swan

Founding Ambassador
Actress / Model / Celebrity

Serinda Swan was born in Vancouver, Canada to a family of artists. Her mother, an actress and her father, a theatre director, she naturally gravitated to the arts. Serinda is currently shooting the second season of the FOX series 'BREAKOUT KINGS' for A&E. Over the past year Serinda has been working in Cambodia, Malaysia...

18for18 Skydive 2013
18for18 2013 Wrap Report

This year #18for18 reached its goal successfully; raise $104,000 by skydiving
18,000 ft to help the fight against sex trafficking for the Somaly Mam Foundation’s PROJECT RESCUE.


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18for18 Skydive 2012



18for18 2012 Wrap Report

“18for18 accomplished a lot in less than two weeks. Because of this campaign many women and children will be rescued” - Chloe Flower

Last year #18for18 had a simple goal; raise $18,000 by skydiving 18,000 ft to help the fight against sex trafficking. This year we jumped for much more. We were able to raise over $70,000 for the Somaly Mam Foundation’s PROJECT RESCUE. This can cover an entire year of costs for the foundations rescue missions in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, where children as young as 3 are being sold for as little as 50US dollars and forced to service up to 25 clients a day.

These women and children have no rela support system on the outside, making escape or rescue almost impossible. This is where we join the fight. With over 7000 rescues since the beginning of her fight, CNN Hero Somaly Mam has been on the fore front of the battle against sex trafficking, and a shinning light for these women and children. Our goal is to make sure that no woman or child ever reaches out for help, and can’t receive it because of lack of funding.

One day, one jump, one goal and we did it! On August 18th, 2012 Serinda Swan , Shay Mitchell, AnnaLynne McCord, Renee Olstead, Chloe Flower, Hill Harper, Cassie Scerbo, Stephen Bishop, Jimmi Simpson and many more came together and participated in the highest skydive in North America, jumping 18,000 ft.

Social Stats
  • Over 14 million people reached
  • 2 million + online impressions
  • Trended in 3 countries including the US
  • Raised over $ 70,000 in 2 weeks
  • Picked up in major weekly magazines including In Touch Weekly
  • More than 5 brands participated this year
  • Over 25 people skydived including Serinda Swan, Shay Mitchell, Hill Harper, AnnaLynne McCord, Cassie Scerbo & Renee Olstead
  • 18 people jumped in Vancouver, Canada making #18for18 international
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18for18 In The Press
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Skydiving For A Cause

Celebrities soared over the Lompoc Valley on Saturday with the aim of helping end sex trafficking around the world. Actors including Serinda Swan of the movie “TRON: Legacy” and Shay Mitchell of the ABC TV series “Pretty Little Liars,” along with other participants, skydived from a plane 18,000 feet over Lompoc to raise money to fight global sex trafficking as part of 18 for 18 Project Rescue Skydive 2012. The event that involved 29 skydivers was held at Skydive Santa Barbara which is based at the Lompoc Airport. Serinda Swan, founding ambassador of the nonprofit foundation Friends to Mankind, organized the 18 for 18 Project Rescue Skydive.! read more

Friends To Mankind's 2nd annual 18 for 18 Fundraiser

Where: Lexington Social House
Who Was There: AnnaLynne McCord, Eva Amurri, Serinda Swan, Shay Mitchell, Jimmi Simpson, Renee Olstead, Jacki Weaver, Cassie Scerbo, Holli Starr, Taryn Manning, Colin Ferguson, Jay Harrington, Ally Maki, Stephen Bishop, Chloe Flower.
Other Details: Numerous young stars turned out last night to celebrate their contributions to the Friends To Mankind 18 for 18 Project Rescue skydive, a campaign to raise funds for the Somaly Mam Foundation's mission to fight sex trafficking. The event was hosted by Shay Mitchell, Serinda Swan, and Eva Amurri Martino and featured the DJ stylings of Taryn Manning. read more

Skydive To Fight Human Trafficking

Would you skydive for a cause? Well, Shay Mitchell and AnnaLynne McCord did exactly that this weekend with Serinda Swan to help raise awareness on sex trafficking for the Somaly Mam Foundation! It was all part of a campaign called 18 for 18, which started last year by having people jump 18,000 feet to raise $18,000 to help fight human trafficking all around the world. This year the goal was set to raise $50,000. After all dives were said and done this past Saturday, they exceeded their goal and raised $71,000! read more

Shay Mitchell Skydives for Charity & Celebrates at 18for18 After Party!

If there’s one burning question we have for Shay Mitchell it’s, “Where do you find the time, girl?” Somewhere in between hosting fashion events and filming episodes of her popular ABC Family series, Pretty Little Liars, she set aside a whole weekend (August 18 – 19) to help put a stop to human trafficking. Just a day after leaping out of a plane 18,000 feet in the air over Santa Barbara, the PLL star changed out of her jumpsuit and into a gorgeous dress to attend the Friends to Mankind’s 2nd annual 18 For 18 charity event “The Jump” (benefiting the Somaly Mam Foundation’s PROJECT RESCUE) at Lexington Social House in Hollywood, California. read more

Sky Dive for Charity

Serinda Swan, Shay Mitchell and AnnaLynne McCord took a big leap on Saturday afternoon with a ton of their closest friends and peers in Santa Barbara, Calif, — they went skydiving! The two joined Renee Olstead, Cassie Scerbo, Hill Harper, Serinda Swan and more to jump from 18,000 feet in the air, all to raise monies for the Somaly Mam Foundation through an annual campaign called #18for18. The group raised over $70,000 (with help from This Shirt Helps) for the cause in less than 10 days, which topped their original goal by $20,000! read more

Serinda Swan & Shay Mitchell To Host 18for18 Event

Friends to Mankind’s second annual #18for18 charity event and fundraiser hosted by Shay Mitchell, Serinda Swan and Eva Amurri Martino will take place Sunday, August 19. Among the stars expected to attend are AnnaLynne McCord (90210), Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), Serinda Swan (Breakout Kings, Baytown Outlaws), Eva Amurri Martino (Californication), Renee Olstead (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Hill Harper (CSI:NY), Ally Maki (Shake It Up: Made In Japan), Cassie Scerbo (Make It or Break It), Taryn Manning (8 Miles, Burn Notice) Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Chloe Flower (Classical Pianist), and Colin Ferguson (Eureka), to name a few. read more

Featured Friends
Check out our featured Friends to Mankind in the news
Doing what they can, where they are...

Joe Huff

Founder of This Shirt Helps

Joe Huff- Director of Positivity and Founder of This Shirt Helps has created a One for One system that can give education,clean water, rescues animals, and many more options just by buying a t-shirt. Each shirt purchased completes a tangible task for the specific cause that shirt represents. The great thing about This Shirt Helps is that you CHOOSE your cause ...

Shay Mitchell

Actress / Model / Celebrity

Shay Mitchell’s recent trip to Cambodia was to experience the work of the Somaly Mam Foundation. She became aware of the issue of trafficking during a visit to Southeast Asia, and how that realization led her to became involved with SMF and the fight against modern-day slavery.

Events & Projects
18for18 Project Rescue 2.0

Last year 18for18 had a simple goal; raise $70,000 by skydiving 18,000ft to help the fight against sex trafficking. This year we are trying to raise $100, 000, what does that mean? ... read more

Somaly Mam Project Rescue

Help us to fund an entire year of rescues for The Somaly Mam Foundation. Rescuing a victim from the brothel is the first step in a long road to recovery, and the process is delicate. The shelters must prioritize the well-being of the women ...

SE Asia Ride 2012

Serinda Swan and other Friends to Mankind cycled across Cambodia on Feb 28th - March 10th 2012, which was an epic adventure and life changing challenge with over 500km (310 miles) of cycling through Cambodia.

The Sacred Childhoods

Friends To Mankind got involved with The Sacred Childhoods this past Christmas with their 'Christmas with a Cause' mission of doing what you can where you are.

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