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We See You: Parkville gym hosts event to benefit Women at Risk group

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Posted at 4:21 PM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-05 17:21:15-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Parkville gym hosted a pop-up boutique Saturday to benefit an organization that rescues women and children from sex trafficking and prostitution rings.

Hitch Fit Owner Diana Chaloux-LaCerte said items sold at the event, which supported Women At Risk (W.A.R.), were made by survivors. Jewelry, scarves, soaps and lotions were among the items available.

"To be able to do something where they can make a living for themselves and have dignity, I think that's one of the things that have been stolen from these people"

W.A.R. teaches survivor skills, offers counseling and helps the women and children get set up in safe houses.

More information can be found on the W.A.R. website.

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