Human Trafficking is a growing global problem and Canada is not exempt.  In fact, it happens right here in Oshawa, Durham region, every day!

Human Trafficking occurs when a person is recruited, sold or traded by force, threat or coercion for the purpose of exploitation. It is said that Human Trafficking is a modern day form of slavery!

Women and young girls, when the police are fortunate to rescue them, often have nothing - not even clothes on their back. They are often wrapped in a sheet with nowhere to go! This is where Packed with Love comes in.  

Packed with Love  fills a backpack with - new clothing, toiletries, notebook, motivational book, wallet (with a gift card), a cozy blanket and other personal items meant to meet the immediate practical needs of a rescued victim.  Each backpack costs approximately $200.00 to fill.

Once a backpack is completed it is given to Victim Services who work alongside a full time Durham Regional Human Trafficking team.  This first response backpack is often the first “gift” a victim can call their own.  It is meant to bring dignity, hope and a clear message - They are Cared For!

As of 2020 we have completed & delivered 119 backpacks. The ministry has been blessed financially through individual and group donations.

The Executive Director of Victim Services of Durham Region has expressed a heartfelt  “Thank you for your ongoing & generous support.  The backpacks are such a valuable resource for survivors of Domestic Human Trafficking. We are so grateful to the women who put them together”.

Thanks to all for your prayer, support and consideration as to how you can financially support this programme and be a part of making a new start for rescued victims.  Also a big thank you to Ritson Road Alliance Church for facilitating this not-for-profit ministry.

Ways to Donate:

1. Through the mail.

Send a cheque or money order payable to “Ritson Road Alliance Church” and mail to our address at 605 Ritson Road North, Oshawa, ON L1G 5R5.

2.  Through e-transfer

Click on e-Transfer from your online banking website and input required information below.
Payee: Ritson Road Alliance Church
Payee email address:
Amount: {$ amount}
Message: for Packed with Love

3. Through this website by selecting GIVE from the top Menu of this page.

When you click GIVE, it will take you to the Online Giving for Ritson Road Alliance Church.  Type in the amount, then select "Special" from the "To" button, then fill out your infornmation details.  In the "Note/Memo" please type "for Packed with Love".

Donation Receipts will be mailed by the end of the year or by January of the following year.


Thank you!


Packed with Love Team

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