Our Story

Now what? That is the question we found ourselves asking back in late 2011. We had been friends for over 10 years, both with a heart and passion for women and children in crisis, and both tired of just talking about the issues. We were ready to “do something”!

In early 2012 we decided it was time, and we began raising awareness about domestic sex trafficking right here in New Hampshire. We invested in our education and trafficking resources, and we shared with anyone who would listen: friends, churches, youth groups, schools, civic organizations, and even the person at the grocery store. We have presented to as few as five people and to as many as 100 or more. We realized we cannot affect change without making people aware that this is an issue, and it is happening here.

Our goal is to raise awareness and provide training in regard to domestic sex trafficking, to communicate value and self-worth, to protect our youth… to do SOMETHING!

Our Team

Ronda Grace

Executive Director/ Founder

My faith, family & friends are what inspire me daily to stand in the gap on social justice issues. For as long as I can remember I have had a burden to fight for the underdog. A desire to encourage, equip and empower young women who are in crisis, to build them up and help them find their way. I guess, because I was once one of those who needed that someone in my life. I have counseled and housed many needing that temporary safe place. I believe every life has value and if we don’t stand for life, for freedom, who will? Real Life Giving has given me the platform to make a difference in my local community and for that I am very grateful.

Donna Plourde

Executive Director

As a mother and woman of faith, learning of the reality of human trafficking – around the world and in my own community – compelled me to action. I knew that for me choosing to look the other way was not an option and really just set out to educate and equip myself through any means possible. For many years my desire has been to help young women know their immeasurable value in God’s eyes. Real Life Giving has provided a means to offer that encouragement and affirmation, as well as tangible support and advocacy.