Rotary Clubs help those impacted by sex trafficking
The conference is an opportunity for members of the 45 clubs in District 5710 to learn from each other, collaborate on projects, and celebrate the impact of their projects on their home communities, the state, and the world. This year Rotary has worked to enhance its peace and conflict resolution efforts throughout the world. In support of that emphasis, Rotary members in Eastern Kansas have raised money to purchase clothing and hygiene supplies for 70 duffel bags termed “Fresh Start Kits.” These kits will be distributed to victims of domestic violence or sex trafficking. The goal of the Fresh Start Kits is to encourage and support victims as they escape a form of modern-day slavery known as sex trafficking. The Fresh Start Kits will be assembled as part of a service project during the conference on Saturday afternoon, April 27. The kits will be distributed to seven agencies in Eastern Kansas that service those impacted by human trafficking.
Additional programming on human trafficking during this year’s conference includes a keynote presentation by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, an interactive panel of four experts on human trafficking, and distribution of human trafficking “Awareness Bags” to businesses in downtown Topeka.
Rotary District 5710 consists of 45 clubs and more than 2400 members in Eastern Kansas.