For our first Change Project of 2014, we’re going to try to “make the day” of residents of SafeHouse of Seminole, a local domestic violence shelter. It’s unbelievable that this shelter currently has 35 residents comprising 22 women and 13 children. These local women and children are taking temporary refuge at SafeHouse to escape an abusive home life. They have taken the bold step toward making a better life for themselves and their children. Many of them leave in the middle of the night with minimal possessions.
So how are we going to make their day? We’re putting together some “pamper baskets” and including items such as lotions and body wash, manicure kits, chocolate, inspirational books, etc. We’ll also be making gift bags for the kids. A final head count and ages of children will not be available until the week of delivery since occupancy changes frequently. We’d love your help and support though. If you would like to make a donation, you can donate via PayPal, or contact us to schedule a drop-off of items to be included in the baskets.
SafeHouse of Seminole helps provide these women and children with emergency shelter, counseling services, a 24-hour crisis hotline, court advocacy and outreach programs, as well as intervention and prevention programs, community education and training, case management services, child assessments, support groups, referrals and safety planning. Learn more here.
While we realize that we alone cannot end the cycle of domestic violence, we are hoping we can help put a smile on the faces of these women and children that have been through so much.
Contact us to see how you can help!