If a 14-year-old can help trafficking victims — why can’t you?
Why is it that we can be shown up by the younger generation, time after time? With limited resources, but a heart of gold, this young lady is taking up cause after cause, and seeing results.
Jemima Robins, a student at Lynnfield Middle School, was selected by her school to represent them in Project 351 — which turned into an opportunity to provide comfort items for those recovering from being trafficked.
The Lynnfield High School sophomore learned victims can be as young as 14, they are often runaways or homeless who are separated from their families, and a safe place to stay while they recover from the trauma is essential. “
Robin’s 2017–2018 project consisted of a two-week drive to collect shampoo, paper towels, soap, hair brushes, and toilet paper for Amirah, which operates a safe home for victims. She placed a collection box in every Middle School classroom and at the library. In addition, her mother posted a plea on Facebook.
“Our goal was one item per student or about 670 donations,” said Robins. “But we exceeded that with more than 700 items.”
Read more about Jemima and her other projects here: https://www.itemlive.com/2019/11/04/lynnfield-student-aids-trafficking-victims/
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Doug writes about architecture, construction, travel and tech; but human trafficking is his main social concern. Doug also publishes a Social Concerns Magazine for his church — St. John Neumann in Strongsville, OH. Doug is also an active volunteer for the American Red Cross. Feel free to get in touch via email at dougbardwell at gmail or via Twitter @photodb.
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Originally published at Stop Human Trafficking Website.