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Commission for Women Co-Sponsors "Project Uplift" Event

Help Fight Human Trafficking

Towson, Maryland (January 9, 2014) – The Baltimore County Commission for Women, Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger and the Araminta Freedom Initiative invite the public to help fight human trafficking and modern slavery by attending an upcoming "dine and donate" event in Towson.

Donate Bras

The event, called "Project Uplift" will be held at 7West Bistro, located at 7 West Chesapeake Avenue in Towson the evening of  Monday, January 20. Attendees are invited to bring new and gently used bras to donate to an organization in Mozambique that distributes them to indigent women so that they may sell them and earn money to avoid being sold into slavery. Bra donations may be dropped off in front of 7West Bistro between 3 and 7 p.m. on January 20.

Gratitude Expressed

"The staff and volunteers are grateful for this opportunity to partner with the Baltimore County Commission for Women to educate the public about human trafficking," said Alicia McDowell, Executive Director of the Araminta Freedom Initiative. "We are also most appreciative of the hard work of Baltimore County's law enforcement agencies to combat human trafficking in Baltimore County."