Mission Moment: Because of you our children are ready for school
Friends, thank you for your generous support in our Back to School Campaign. More than half the people in Women In Distress’ Emergency Shelter are children, and the number of children we serve as an agency is growing. Thanks to your generosity more than 125 children received school supplies. The children Women In Distress serves are now well-equipped for the new school year.
On average it costs $388 to prepare a child for school – a hefty price for most domestic violence survivors. Your kindness means domestic violence survivors did not have to carry this burden themselves.
Over 90 donors gave supplies, gift cards and donated over $13,000 to benefit the survivors we serve. Last week, Women In Distress distributed school supplies to our families in need.
Our distribution party was a joyous event as parents attended a financial education session led by Women In Distress’ Economic Empowerment Advocate while children played games and eagerly awaited their new school supplies. Afterwards, the supplies were distributed followed with light refreshments. The room was brimming with excitement as children collected their bright backpacks and beamed with smiling faces.
Thank you for making Women In Distress’ 2018 Back to School Campaign one of the most successful in our history.
It’s not too late to help. Our Back to School Campaign continues through August 20th. Please make a donation and help Women In Distress as we continue to help the children we serve year-round with much needed school supplies.
Thank you to our Teacher-level sponsor, K Company Realty.
And an extra special thanks to the Jim Moran Foundation for their generous donation to our Back to School Campaign.