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Support survivors of human trafficking by donating gently used clothing Dec. 3–21

The Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education is partnering with RAHAB Ministries in Akron to provide clothes for 12- to- 20-year-old girls and young women who have experienced human trafficking.

RAHAB Ministries provides assistance and mentoring to child survivors of human trafficking. The organization is in need of gently used clothing for these young survivors.

Members of the campus community can help by donating to the Clothesline Project Dec. 3–21.

All gently used clothing is appreciated, with particular interest in jeans, sweaters, coats, hoodies, long-sleeve shirts and boots. All sizes are welcome.

Donation boxes will be available in several locations on the Case Western Reserve University campus. The locations will be:

  • Fribley Commons (South Residential Village);
  • Wade Commons (North Residential Village);
  • Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (11235 Bellflower Road);
  • Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center (11402 Bellflower Road);
  • Flora Stone Mather Women’s Center (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 248);
  • Social Justice Institute (Crawford Hall, Room A15C); and
  • Center for Civic Engagement & Learning (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 165).

Individuals also can donate money, which will be used to purchase hygiene items, clothing and gift cards for gas to transport the girls and young women to counseling and medical appointments. Those who would like to donate money should contact Samantha Cocco at or 216.368.0159.

Learn more about the project on the Begun Center website.