In the February 2012 issue of Oprah’s O Magazine, Donna Brazile offers readers a few ways to shake up their usual Valentine’s Day celebrations, which includes donating to victims and survivors of domestic violence. She writes, “There is a dark side to love, and it leaves too many women and children in dire straits.” However you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day, take time to think about the women and men currently and formerly involved in abusive relationships. Donna Brazile is right. Donating to domestic violence centers is a great way to show your care for others by supporting women and children in difficult situations. If you are looking to donate money or other items at any time of the year, we hope you keep us in mind. As a private, non-profit agency, a portion of our annual budget comes from private contributions.
We are also currently accepting the following donations:
- Gas and grocery gift cards
- Cell phones
- Unexpired dry goods or food staples; i.e. beans, macaroni and cheese, pasta, canned sauce, dry cereal, canned tuna, dinners in a box (not frozen)
- Diapers and baby wipes
If you have any other items that you would like to donate, there are other great centers in the area that also accept donations. Try contacting the Inter Faith Council in Chapel Hill or the PTA Thrift Stores in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. For information on what items are accepted at the Inter Faith Council as well as phone numbers to contact, please visit http://www.ifcweb.org/contribute.html. The phone number for the PTA Thrift Store Donation Center is (919) 942-9412.
Thank you for your support!