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Winter Texans make dresses for global anti-trafficking campaign

Winter Texans at the Tropic Winds Resort in Harlingen have been getting involved in a campaign called, "Dress a Girl Around the World ."

Winter Texans at the Tropic Winds Resort in Harlingen have been getting involved in a campaign called, "Dress a Girl Around the World."

The campaign helps give dresses to girls in 91 indigenous countries.

Winter Texans at the RV park began creating the dresses when the winter season began in November. In February, the group completed 117 dresses that were sent to girls in Tanzania, Africa.

However, giving a gift of a dress isn't the only thing this campaign is meant to help with. The campaign also helps deter human trafficking with a simple labeled strap.

"That is put on the dress in the pocket, so when it does go to a country where they traffic girls, its a deterrent to having them trafficked," said Patricia Cassidy, coordinator for Dress A Girl Around the World.

Cassidy says although it doesn't stop tracking, it does help with letting those predators know that the girls are being watched by people who care for them.

At the moment, volunteers at the RV park are already getting a head start on next season's dresses that are expected to be ready by February 2019.

Next year, the campaign hopes to reach a goal of 250 dresses, including boys shirts and shorts.

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