Hope Found of Northeast Arkansas hosting supply drive for runaways, human trafficking survivors
JONESBORO, Ark- Hope Found of Northeast Arkansas needs your assistance to help runaway and human trafficking victims.
January is human trafficking awareness month.
The non-profit is celebrating by hosting a region-wide supply drive for survivors.
They are looking for new or gently used clothing sizes x small to x large, undergarments, socks, backpacks, bibles, journals, gift cards, and hygiene items.
All items donated will towards their bags of hope program, which gives victims backpacks with essential items inside.
Co-founder and director of Hope Found Megan Brown says they, along with law enforcement, distribute the backpacks to victims.
“So, many times they usually only have what’s on them, and so we want these bags to be able to provide that much comfort and dignity to that person it’s given to,” says Megan Brown. “We also to help because it kinda bridges the gap between law enforcement and the victims. To let them know that we’re here to support them and that bringing them comfort and support.”
Drop off locations in Jonesboro include: Honey Baked Ham, A-State College of Nursing and Health Professions, Southern Confections, Starbucks Southwest Drive.
Paragould: Southside Community Church Born To Blaze Children’s Boutique and Elisha Pillow-Daugherty (870) 450-3770
Rector & Marmaduke area
Contact Amy Garner- (870) 215-2268 and Morgan Garner- (870) 783-0124
Charla Jones-Cusson- (501) 749-6343 and Melinda Sullinger- (870) 378-0995