CAHT Receives Donation from Local Artist, Jerry Skolnick
Watercolorist Jerry Skolnick of Kings Point donated the raffle proceeds from his award-winning painting to Campaign Against Human Trafficking-SouthShore. A $177 check was handed to CAHT treasurer, John Mitchel with volunteer Jim McDermott looking on. “We are delighted to receive Jerry’s donation to our nonprofit and the fact that he used his creative skills as an experienced artist to fund his generous gift is very rewarding for us,” says John Mitchell. Mr. Skolnick is a member of the Kings Point Art Club and has been painting for over 4 years and feels that his donation to CAHT is a worthy endeavor as it will be used to education kids-at-risk in our community about human trafficking and how traffickers use the social media to recruit young victims.
L to R – Jim McDermott, Jerry Skolnick and John Mitchell -handing check from Mr. Skolnick
Shell Crafters Club of SSC donated $250 toward CAHT. Bonnie Doll receiving check from Betty Berk, Shell Crafter’s VP..
CAHT is United Methodist Church’s January’s Mission of the Month
United Methodist Church awarded Campaign Against Human Trafficking-SouthShore, known as CAHT, a $4,019 check for being chosen as January’s Mission of the Month. UMC’s Ministries program chooses each month a local nonprofit that they feel benefits the community through their services and education programs. CAHT was chosen by the Ministries committee for the month of January. The monies donated are raised by the UMC parishioners during the Sunday services in January. CAHT plans on using the funds in their expanding back-packing program for struggling children, teens and human trafficking and domestic violence victims. AHT is the recipient of January’s Mission of the Month, receiving a check for $4,000 from the church. The monies will be used to fund our education and prevention programs in our area schools as well as other nonprofits working on the front line in providing homes and rehabilitation for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.
Grant for Emergency Shelter
CWe are proud to share with our members and guests our new grant pilot program: South Shore Safe Emergency Shelter for Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence Victims. Last week the Interfaith Council of SCC donated $5k to fund the start-up of a much needed program for our south shore community. Presently, there is not a community coordinated safe emergency shelter in the lower south shore area of Hillsborough County where teens, women, families, seniors and other threatened members of our community who need immediately to be relocated out of a dangerous situation can be placed until a further assessment can be made. CAHT will provide funding for a hotel, food and gas if needed. This pilot program is to assist our community’s law enforcement, schools, and other front-line social service and nonprofit agencies that are trying to manage a crisis and need to quickly remove an individual or family that may be a target for potential human trafficking, or who is caught in a domestic violence environment. The United Methodist Church is partnering with CAHT in this program and will assist in the implementation of the pilot program. CAHT’s Healthcare Committee is spearheading this program.
Tiptoe Through the Two Lips Bingo
CAHT received today a donation for $250 from the Sun City Center Lions Club. President Annie Garrison gave a presentation on Human Trafficking to their members. 2/13/2019
Photo: L to R; Lion’s past president, Gloria Roozielowitz,
CAHT president, Annie Garrison and Lion’s treasurer, Terry McGovern.
CAHT-SOUTHSHORE ACCEPTS DONATION FROM SCC SHELL CRAFTERS CLUB
The Campaign Against Human Trafficking – SouthShore was recently chosen by the Sun City Center Shell Crafters Club as the recipient of a $500 contribution. CAHT Treasurer, John Mitchell, accepted the donation from Shell Crafters President, Laura Akins, and Vice President, Charlene Irvin.
The Shell Crafters Club creates home décor, jewelry and unique gifts with seashells. Proceeds from the sale of those items are donated to charitable, non-profit organizations. CAHT feels very fortunate to be one of the chosen non-profits. The funds will be put to good use to support their various anti-human trafficking activities in the tri-county area. CAHT provides funding for safe homes and rehabilitation centers as well as survivor and at-risk tangibles
We are Winners Again
We are the charity recipients again from YE Royal Krewe of Charlotte De Berry Organization. Event is called “Tiptoe through the Two Lips Bingo”. Bingo Night for Charity at Hamburger Mary’s in Ybor City. The event is May 16th. Reservations recommended! Click Hamburger Mary’s for more info! Good laughs, great food and a chance to help us raise money!