Lincoln University Students Collect Supplies for Victims of Human Trafficking

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Lincoln University, Pa. – During this season of giving, Lincoln University women got in the spirit by volunteering to collect, sort, and package toiletries and gifts for victims of human trafficking. 

Lincoln University students Jaelyn Swann, Kyla Sead, Jasmine Chisholm, Myrakle Stokes, Alaina Foulkes from the organization Queens Living Through Legacy volunteered on December 3 in the community service activity, which took place at the Oxford Senior Center located at 12 E. Locust Street.

Lincoln University students Jaelyn Swann (third from left),(starting fifth from left) Kyla Sead, Jasmine Chisholm, Myrakle Stokes, and Alaina Foulkes collected supplies to aid victims of human trafficking. The volunteer activity took place at the Oxford Senior Center on December 3, 2016.

The activity was sponsored by the Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance of Oxford called ACE, which is short for Advocating, Collaborating, Educating. Rachel Manson, Director of the Women’s Center, organized Lincoln’s involvement in the activity.

Human trafficking is a crime that preys on the most vulnerable people in society, including troubled youth, innocent girls, runaways, and the poor. The most common forms of human trafficking are commercial sex operations and labor trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion.  

Anti-human trafficking activists like Lincoln alumnae Peggy Ann Russell of Oxford, who founded ACE, said that the problem is very real and more widespread than most people realize.

In addition to the Lincoln students, community volunteers from Chester Country Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition participated in sorting and packaging holiday gifts including personal toiletries, hand and toe warmers, gloves, scarves, hats, sweaters, coats, gift cards, pocket calendars, journals, pens, individual snacks, wrapped candies, and paper products.

The gifts will go to The Oaks Ministry, which provides homes for vulnerable women, New Day’s Home, which supports young women trafficked for sex as minors and aging out of child protective services, and the Lighthouse Youth Center located in Oxford.