Gift registry for sex trafficking victims - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

Gift registry for sex trafficking victims

Posted:
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -

Mayo Clinic and youth support group The Link are joining forces to help victims of sex trafficking, with the creation of a gift registry.

Through the Rise Up Gift Registry, you can donate funds for personal necessities like clothes, towels, and basic hygiene supplies that help victims become survivors.

The Registry also serves to raise awareness of growing sex trafficking operations across the Midwest, and to show the damage it does to victims. 

"This population of people are some of the most severe hurt mentally and physically that we ever see. They're stripped of everything they own. They're stripped of their humanity. They're controlled by people. They're threatened and so we see physical abuse, sexual abuse, infections, education loss, no ties to family. So they have nothing to them, they're literally orphaned of everything," says Dr. Arne Graff of the Child Abuse Pediatrics Program.

You can donate to the registry anytime until February 2018.

To see a full listing of the items needed on the Rise Up Gift Registry, click here.

  • Mobile Top StoriesMore>>

  • radar alert

    Bracing for another winter storm--get ready to use shovels and snowblowers

    Bracing for another winter storm--get ready to use shovels and snowblowers

    Winter's beauty in Kasson (photo by Brian Bellrichard)Winter's beauty in Kasson (photo by Brian Bellrichard)

    Good thing we're tough--here we go again.  Another round of snow with a chance of sleet and freezing rain is moving in to southeast Minnesota and northern Iowa Saturday afternoon. In the calm before the storm, a lot of people were out on Saturday morning enjoying the snow on the trees or getting in a little ice fishing. 

    More >>

    Good thing we're tough--here we go again.  Another round of snow with a chance of sleet and freezing rain is moving in to southeast Minnesota and northern Iowa Saturday afternoon. In the calm before the storm, a lot of people were out on Saturday morning enjoying the snow on the trees or getting in a little ice fishing. 

    More >>
  • Mason City hosts 27th annual home and landscaping show

    Mason City hosts 27th annual home and landscaping show

    The North Iowa Home Improvement and Landscaping Show provides ideas and exhibits for homeowners seeking updates or improvements.

    More >>

    The North Iowa Home Improvement and Landscaping Show provides ideas and exhibits for homeowners seeking updates or improvements.

    More >>
  • Minnesota hometown of medalist Diggins plans royal welcome

    Minnesota hometown of medalist Diggins plans royal welcome

    Diggins grew up in Afton and is a graduate of Stillwater Area High School. She won the United States' first-ever cross-country skiing Olympic gold medal on Wednesday. 

    More >>

    Diggins grew up in Afton and is a graduate of Stillwater Area High School. She won the United States' first-ever cross-country skiing Olympic gold medal on Wednesday. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly