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Photo Illustration by Kayla Alcorcha

Elizabeth Wang, Reporter

Around the campus, various posters are promoting current drives: the body hygiene drive and the backpack drive.

A non-profit organization called Christian Brigades is leading the body hygiene drive. Christian Brigades focuses on helping undeveloped communities; specifically, this organization provides sustainable medical healthcare. Their programs have helped over 2,000 patients, receiving six months worth of medication, hygiene supplies, and evangelistic material. This drive focuses on delivering hygienic items such as soap, razors, towels, deodorant, combs, brushes, and hair accessories to underserved patients around the world. You may drop off these items off in rooms R15, M24, M15, H2, and H4, or ship them directly to Christian Brigades, P.O Box 1633, Chula Vista, CA 91912.  The backpack drive is organized by the Sonoma County Junior Commission of Human Rights. Their goal is to promote better human relations by providing assistance, guidance, and leadership.

You may drop off these items in rooms R15, M24, M15, H2, and H4, or ship them directly to Christian Brigades, P.O Box 1633, Chula Vista, CA 91912. ”

These backpacks and care packages focus on helping human trafficking survivors; they are used to help them reintegrate back into society. According to the California Department of Justice, there have been more than 200 cases of child sex-trafficking in Sonoma County alone since 2011. Items such as hygienic items, feminine products, clothing, as well as gift cards will be sorted into backpacks and distributed them throughout the Sonoma County community and boxes have since been collected.