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Women of AT&T in Mesa donate 45 backpacks for human trafficking survivors

Women of AT&T members present 45 backpacks to Shanna Parker with Angels Go To Work at AT&T’s Mesa office. From left: Diane Freibaum, Lisa Tidwell, Victoria Martin, Shanna Parker and Cathy Noble. (Courtesy of AT&T)

On June 15, AT&T employees presented 45 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.

The local chapter of the Women of AT&T, an employee resource group, hosted a drive to collect funds and supplies. Through the support of local employees, the Women of AT&T were able to purchase 45 backpacks and fill them with clothing, towels, toiletries and other essential items. This year’s contribution tripled last year’s donation of 15 backpacks.

“I’m blown away by AT&T’s support. These supplies will probably last me more than a year,” Parker said. “Some of the women we work with come to us with only the clothes on their backs. The contents of these backpacks will provide them with the essentials they need to start their new lives.”

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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