CAHT Helped Provide Super Bowl Backpacks to Created Women Who Are On The Human Trafficking Front Line And Delivered Items To Children’s Home Network
Campaign Against Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence Southshore, known as CAHT, provided 15 backpacks, heart pillows made by CAHT volunteer, Virginia Kimball, and a donation of $200 to Created Women a nonprofit organization in Tampa. The donations were targeted to support Created Women’s efforts during Super Bowl week in helping teens and women escape from the clutches of human traffickers. Created Women’s team walks the streets, reaching out to victims caught in sexual exploitation by traffickers. During the Super Bowl, area law enforcement expected a dramatic spike in human trafficking activity in our region. CAHT is actively involved in supporting the region’s human trafficking campaign to slow down human trafficking by partnering with other nonprofits and law enforcement. Annie Garrison, CAHT past president, serves on the Hillsborough County Human Trafficking Commission’s Services and Resources Committee that worked on various promotional outreach activities to create a larger awareness about human trafficking during the Super Bowl. CAHT volunteer, Bonnie Doll, chair of the Victim Services Committee, delivered a $200 donation as well as backpacks to Created Women at the beginning of Super Bowl week, handing them off to Created Women founder and Director, Jillian Penhole.
CAHT also delivered 10 kids and teen backpacks stuffed with animals, clothing, books, blankets, and other essential items to Tampa’s Children’s Home Network Village. The village provides safe homes for young children, pregnant teens and other kids who cannot stay with their parents because of abandonment, sexual exploitation, and other abusive behaviors. For over 10 years CAHT has been providing essential items as well as funds to Children’s Home Network. Bonnie Doll, CAHT chair of Victim Services with volunteer Ceil Permenter unload their trunk of needed items to Children’s Home Network CEO, Virginia Farmers, on a very cold and windy afternoon.