Pink Pack Project provides backpacks filled with essential and encouraging items, provided by volunteers, to human trafficking survivors.
NOTE: As of June 2014, we currently are not in need of any more backpacks, thanks to the Hands that Heal and Just Act groups donating and creating the backpacks!
Fresno’s youth shelter, The Sanctuary, houses many children who have been victims of human trafficking. These teens may not realize they are victims, that their exploitation is not their fault. Ronna Bright, founder of Central Valley Against Human Trafficking, spends time with these youth as they come into the shelter. Unfortunately, she shares, many don’t stay, but run away from shelter. And when they run away, they are leaving with nothing. Absolutely no possessions.
Ronna started the Pink Pack Project to make sure that teens that come in with nothing, have items they need and items that affirm that they are loved and have value. Even if they leave, they are taking with them tangible expressions of love from donating community members.
We are also providing local law enforcement with backpacks for human trafficking survivors with whom they encounter in their fight against trafficking.
We need churches and other groups and individuals to donate items for the backpacks, including anonymous handwritten encouragement notes to place in each pack.
Items needed include underwear, socks, notebooks, pens, water bottles, toiletries for males and females (toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, brushes/combs, etc.), feminine hygiene products, etc.
Printable information sheet with more detailed information:Pink Backpack Project
To get involved and for more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.