Bags of Love
BAGS OF LOVE
Human trafficking also known as “human slavery” is the illegal trade in human beings through recruitment or abduction by means of force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of forced labor, debt bondage, or sexual exploitation. It is estimated there are 4.9 million victims worldwide at any given time. This past May, two Religious Sisters spoke to our Collaborative about their endeavors to assist these victims by filling “Bags of Love” prepared for a woman/girl when she is rescued and transitioning from victim to survivor. These items are meant to help her retain her dignity, show that someone cares, and encourage her in the process. The following is a list of these needs for the “Bags of Love.”
We will be collecting donations of these items at both Parishes during November until November 20.
All of the following donated items should be new.
TOILETRIES (Each of these items should be small) CLOTHING (All in Medium/Large Sizes
Deodorant Tee Shirts
Band aids Socks (for sneakers)
Small packages of Kleenex Socks: Crew
Hand Sanitizer Underwear
Hairbrush/comb Pajamas or Pajama bottoms
Toothpaste and Toothbrush Long Sleeve Tee Shirt
Soap: Small bars/gel Shirts/Mittens
Flip Flops Sweater Fleece
Other items that might be usable
Small packages of snacks: Pretzels, Peanut Butter Crackers, Trail Mix, etc.
Small pad for writing including a pen or pencil
Gift Card for any amount to CVS, Walgreens, Target, Dunkin Donuts, etc.
Note of encouragement
If someone or a family would like to fill a “Bag of Love” themselves, empty bags will be provided. The items listed above are suggestions only and not everything has to be in one bag. Think of the woman/girl as
needing them for a couple of days and decide what would be best in the bag.
This Bags of Love Collection for the Victims of Human Trafficking is Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee/Ministry.