Donations Received

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Campaign Against Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence – Southshore, known as CAHT (pronounced CAT)
Press release 7/20/2021 with photo

L to R:  CAHT President, Robbie Chaplin, 100 Who Care Valencia Lakes Giving Circle President Karen Corbin, CAHT Past President Annie Garrison, CAHT Treasurer Dave Foran, Valencia Lakes’s CAHT sponsor, Melanie Watkins, and CAHT board member, Debbie Petrocelli.

Campaign Against Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence – Southshore, known as CAHT, received over $4,000 plus a 50% matching funds from the Schulze Family Foundation from the 100 Who Care Valencia Lakes Giving Circle at their July 13th meeting. “We are delighted to receive this much needed donation from such a generous, caring group in our community,” states CAHT President Robbie Chaplin, “and the funds will be used for our Safe Shelter Program that immediately places women, men and families out of harm’s way who are victims of domestic violence or human trafficking.”  CAHT is one of the few in our south shore area that provides this turn-key service to traumatized individuals and families.  Besides short-term safe housing, CAHT also provides food, gas, legal and other needed supplies and referrals for counseling and job opportunities.  The program is in its 3rd year and has handled over 75 referrals this last year during COVID. For more information about CAHT, contact President Robbie Chaplin at 319-360-7025 or robertainscc@gmail.com

CAHT’s next general meeting is Monday, Sept. 20, 1 pm at the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center. More information forthcoming. The organization’s mission[a1]  CAHT’s mission is to support the fight against Human Trafficking and related domestic violence issues by providing educational awareness and prevention activities to schools and the community- at- large. The ten-year old, all-volunteer nonprofit works with multi-cultural groups in providing short-term housing and other basic needs to families as well as mentoring, scholarships, and referral services.  They also donate needed funding and/or tangible items to at-risk youth, law enforcement, regional anti-human trafficking nonprofits, rehabilitation homes, and centers. CAHT’s web page is www.sccblueheart.org.

Submitted by Annie Garrison, 434-409-1618, anngarrison66@gmail.com


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7/27/20
Campaign Against Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence-SouthShore, known as CAHT, was one of the grant recipients from the Interfaith Council of Sun City Center this June.  This is the second year CAHT has been awarded a grant to apply to their safe shelter program for domestic violence and human trafficking victims in the south shore area.  This year’s $4,850 award was accepted by  CAHT board member and Healthcare Committee chair, Sandra McCaw at the Nearly New store located in Sun City Center shopping plaza. The Interfaith Council provides community grants twice a year to social services nonprofits, churches, schools, and food pantries. “We are thrilled to receive this much-needed funding for our safe shelter housing program this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has displaced more families who are desperately in need of rent assistance or a place to stay,” says CAHT President Annie Garrison. “Our partnership with the Interfaith Council in supporting our marginalized struggling families is key to the success of our mission”, adds Annie.   CAHT’s mission is to support the fight against Human Trafficking and related domestic violence issues by providing educational awareness and prevention activities to schools and the community- at- large. The nine-year nonprofit works with multi-cultural groups in providing short-term housing and other basic needs to families as well as mentoring, scholarships, and referral services.  They also donate needed funding and/or tangible items to at-risk youth, law enforcement, regional anti-human trafficking nonprofits, and rehabilitation homes and centers. For more information call 813-938-5660 or go to CAHT’s web page:  wwwsccblueheart.org.

June 15, 2020

Campaign Against Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence-SouthShore, known as CAHT, received a generous donation of much-needed supplies for their human trafficking and domestic violence victim services program from Arbor Philanthropy Group of south shore, Florida.


 During the summer months, CAHT’s Victim Services committee, chaired by Bonnie Doll,  starts putting together next year’s backpacks for human trafficking and domestic violence survivors.  Last year they gave out over 200 backpacks for male and female youth in the Tampa Bay region.  Each backpack holds $75 worth of basic clothing, supplies and accessories, even a small cuddly toy.  The backpack orders come from area law enforcement, sheriff’s departments,  safe shelters, foster homes, rehabilitation centers and teens-at-risk centers.  Arbor Philanthropy Group contributed over $500 worth of new items for the backpacks at their June meeting.
Photo:  Items Donated from Arbor Group of South Shore

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