January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and the sisters of Saint Francis are partnering with several local groups to create emergency care packages, helping survivors from a life of trafficking.
Along with Mission 21 and Safe Harbor, the sisters are placing collection boxes around Rochester to gather supplies, like small bottles of shampoo and soap, plus hair brushes, hand wipes, and individually wrapped snacks.
Levedra Vincent of Mission 21 says, "It happens everywhere in every city, in every state. It is not a rich or poor thing. It does not matter as I tell my kids it doesn't matter if your parents make 90-thousand a year or collect welfare every month. There is no demographic for this."
"As a mother I'm touched I'm broken it's important to be broken in order to help those in need. Get broken with me then come help. All my mommas and daddies out there, all my people who have a heart for kids and who have a heart to help those who need it who are broken, come out," says Rochester mother and musician Annie Mack.
The campaign kicked off Friday morning when the sisters started packing care packages.
Mack says she will have her collection box with her Saturday night for people to donate.
She is performing at Forager Brewery from 8 to 11 pm.