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South Florida members of the Women of AT&T Florida Chapter collected and donated dozens of toiletries that will go to victims of human trafficking in Florida.

South Florida members of the Women of AT&T Florida Chapter collected and donated dozens of toiletries that will go to victims of human trafficking in Florida.

South Florida members of the Women of AT&T

South Florida members of the Women of AT&T (WOA) Florida Chapter recently donated more than 100 bags of toiletries and clothing items to the Human Trafficking Coalition (www.1HTC.org). The items include deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, feminine hygiene products, soap, shower caps, body lotion, tissues, toothpaste, and more. Statewide, the WOA Florida Chapter collected several hundred items to benefit the women, children and men served by the Human Trafficking Coalition.

According to the Department of Justice, Florida ranks third in the nation for the number of calls received by the hotline of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the country each year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Approximately 80 percent of human trafficking victims are women and girls, and up to 50 percent are minors.

Women of AT&T is an AT&T Employee Resource Group organized to effect change in the community and to connect and inspire members to achieve their personal and professional goals.

 

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