On February 2, 2020, members of the Trinity Institute for Social Justice’s Project Freedom subgroup met to fill shopping bags with body wash, socks, deodorant, lotion, nail polish, feminine hygiene products, and other everyday items to be sent to women who have survived human trafficking. Those who filled bags were Anthony Dubois, Tania Korsakova, Modhur Bhattacharjee, Eirene Belk, and Project Group Leaders Danielle McConnell, Emma Spence, and Jin Min.
The students collaborated with Bags of Hope, an outreach ministry from the Emmanuel Gospel Center in Boston, with the hope of giving women little things that show that their hearts are with them and that they are driven to take action to make survivors’ days a little warmer and brighter. The students put together well over one hundred bags and bonded over their shared passion to save people from human trafficking.
Emmanuel Gospel Center picked up the bags at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. During such a dark time, Project Freedom’s effort to let survivors feel cared for had an even greater impact.
We are proud of Project Freedom and of their partnership with Bags of Hope.