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July 12, 2018 Hesston RecordJuly 12, 2018 Hesston Record

Kauffman Coordinates, Emcees Freedom Through Fashion Raises $9,000 For Area Human Trafficking Victims

Posted 3/8/2017

Record Staff

Hesstonian Paige Kauffman is leveraging her title as Miss Kansas Outstanding Teen to raise money for ICT SOS, an organization focused on aiding victims of human trafficking. 

Last Saturday, March 4, Kauffman was a co-emcee for the event Freedom Through Fashion, an event she helped spearhead, to raise funds for ICT SOS.  The evening raised over $9,000 for the organization.

“I couldn’t ask for a better day.  I wanted to combine my love of fashion and host a fundraiser with my title,” said Kauffman. 

Event planning began in the fall of 2016 with a committee of six volunteers.

“Designer Alicia Vanta, a Derby dress designer, knew she wanted to launch her designs with a greater purpose in mind and give away the proceeds. She had this idea on her heart and came to ICT SOS and said ‘We want to do this.’ It was a God thing how things matched up,” said Kauffman.

The planning team began coordinating with Vanya Designs, donors, volunteers and a litany of supporters. 

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