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Backpack donations in Mesa for human trafficking victims

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AT&T employees presented 12 backpacks stuffed with supplies to Shanna Parker, founder of Angels Go To Work, at AT&T’s office in Mesa. (Courtesy AT&T)

On Sept. 1, AT&T employees presented 12 backpacks stuffed with supplies to Shanna Parker, founder of Angels Go To Work, at AT&T’s office in Mesa. Angels Go To Work is a local organization aimed at helping survivors of human trafficking, and the backpacks will be provided to local victims.

Clothing and toiletries were collected through AT&T employee donations to fill up the backpacks, which were donated by a local McDonald’s. Local Boy Scouts also made stuffed angels for each backpack to comfort the victims.

“Some of the women we work with come to us with only the clothes on their backs. They are starting a new life and anything we can do for them to make that start a little easier is a blessing,” Parker said. “The contents of these backpacks are things she won’t have to worry about which will give her the ability to focus on herself and her healing.”

Parker, who is also a survivor of human trafficking, founded Angels Go To Work to be a vocal advocate for victims. Its mission is to eradicate human trafficking through education, collaboration and community efforts. Find out more about the organization at www.angelsgotowork.com.

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