Terri Arenas, is the Founder and President of Giving Trunk Co., Inc. She has dedicated over 20 years in law enforcement, working directly with children who fell victim to the epidemics of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. A survivor of childhood sexual assault herself, she knows firsthand that the physical wounds heal, but the psychological and emotional trauma can last a lifetime, requiring ongoing therapy and support.
Terri's path, unbeknownst to her, was written long ago. Her unwavering determination to help children be heard, believed, supported, and healed is undeniable. After working with victims and their families it became increasingly clear to her that more could be done.
Her response was to create Giving Trunk Co.
She teamed up with her husband and children, who have inspired and supported her and this cause. Through Giving Trunk Co. they promote public awareness, support existing family advocacy centers and numerous other organizations dedicated to helping survivors with confidential care, support, and advocacy.
Giving Trunk Co. strives to foster healing and awareness, while empowering survivors of child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and sex trafficking. The vision of Giving Trunk Co. is a world where kids can be kids - free of any victimization. Although it may not be achievable in our lifetime, we continue to diligently work towards it.
Survivors persevere - Some become the voice for children who just want to be heard.
- Terri Arenas