IHOH Action Items:
Sponsored a table to the "Heart of Affair" event for the Heartly house
$2,000 donation to House of Ruth
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$10,000 to the Laurel Center for there Client Service Program
Board member Tommy Tavenner speaks about Marijke in hopes to reduce violent crimes committed aganist women and children. Watch the video!
Heartly House Gift Cards of $300 to Sheetz for the women to travel for gas- plus $1,200 for additional GC to Walmart, Target, Giant, Safeway, ACME, Shell, Exxon
DASH- $3000 towards plumbing ongoing plumbing issues that have caused safe rooms to not be utilized for women in need.
Laurel Center - $1500 towards new flooring & client services program
HofR- $1500 towards new evacuations cribs and utility carts for day to day operations.
$10,000 donated to Becky's Fund
Dance wish list drive items of sheets, towel, gifts cards, clothes, canned foods, cleaning supplies, etc. donated to the Heartly House
We have teamed up w/ Becky Lee of Becky's Fund to create a "Healthy Relationship" video highlighting Marijke's story, in hopes to have it shown in local public schools, youth groups, etc. in order to help bring awareness to Domestic Violence.
$2,500 to DASH in Washington, D.C.
DASH is expanding their transitional housing program for women and children leaving behind domestic violence. Currently adding ten new homes, they are in emergent need of furniture and household items. DASH's transitional housing program provides families with a safe place to live while they carve out new lives. The women attain employment, and then take over their leases as they learn financial management skills. Our donation directly supports these efforts, and we are glad to be connected with a badly needed organization in our nation's capital. There are currently very few beds available for district residents leaving violence, making it that much more difficult for them to move toward a healthier way of living.
Wish List items from our 3rd Annual Charity Dance donated to the Heartly House.
$5,000 to Harper and Quinn McMahon 529 College Fund
$10,000 to the Laurel Center
Continuing our committmed relationship to this amazing DV shelter and organization, we were happy to be able to funnel a donation their way.
$5,000 to Becky's Fund
Becky's Fund is a fantastic DV organization located in Washington, D.C. We are excited to work with them to create an educational video about healthy relationships that can be disseminated via public schools.
Part II of providing items on Heartly House's wish list
We donated cleaning supplies to HH's emergency shelter and transitional housing. We also supplied HH's client with gas gift cards, to assist women with transportation to and from work. $1000 total.
March 30, 2011:
$4,000 to DASH
Today a few members of our team went to visit DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing). We learned many details about their extensive programs, and were impressed by the services they are providing for the women of D.C. We donated another $4,000 to them, and hope to build a lasting relationship with this awesome organization.
"Safe housing–both for short-term emergency situations and longer-term transitions–is the essential foundation for many women to rebuild their lives. Research and evaluation of shelter programs consistently shows that respite from the chaos and crisis of living with abuse allows women to establish healthy and productive lives for themselves and their families."
-DASH's website, to learn more click here.
February 18, 2011:
Part I of providing items on Heartly House's wish list
We purchased and delivered fourteen floor lamps for Heartly House's shelter. We hope to continue shining light in the lives of survivors who transition through there.
January 10, 2011:
$1,000 to District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH)
Located in Washington, D.C., DASH provides domestic violence survivors with emergency safe housing, as well as transitional services into permanent housing. For women and children able to remove themselves from harm's way who do not have their own financial means, the work that DASH does is key to their survival. After finding some wonderful organizations in Maryland and Virginia, we are excited about expanding into D.C., and finding more ways of helping those who live so close to us. More information about DASH can be found by clicking here.
December 11, 2010:
$10,000 to House of Ruth
The In Honor of Her team went to visit House of Ruth in Baltimore, MD. Janice Miller, Director of Client Services, took us on a tour of the facility. We were quite impressed with the services they offer, including: emergency stay rooms and longterm apartments for those in need (up to two years), a computer lab for women to work on resumes and other needs, an infirmary with volunteer nursing staff, a very comprehensive daycare/preschool program and library, as well as teen programs and a teen game room. A second-hand clothing store is also on location for families to take advantage of, offering sizes infant to adult. The store will soon have its own location in Owings Mills, and all profits will go to House of Ruth. In addition to these wonderful programs, the House of Ruth is also blessed with volunteer attorneys who help give women and children legal voices for the dangerous situations they find themselves in.
Our team was very inspired by all of the great work and opportunities at House of Ruth. We donated $10,000 to help support their areas of low funding, and gave 20 tea sets for the women to have for the holidays. With your continued generosity, we hope to be able to help the House of Ruth for many years to come.
November 10, 2010:
Cell phones collected at dance given to Laurel Center
At the Laurel Center, used cell phones are provided to women for emergency purposes. When they are trapped in an actively violent situation, they then have a means of calling for police or ambulance interventions. At our 2nd Annual Charity Dance, we collected over one hundred phones, and were proud to ship them off to the women in need.
July 26, 2010:
$2,000 to Heartly House's community outreach program
Our donation will help with: teen dating violence awareness, sexual assault awareness, bullying prevention, sexual harassment information, & child sexual abuse prevention. Heartly House's excellent presentation programs service schools in Frederick County, MD (PreK-12th Grade), colleges, adults, and professionals.
$10,000 to the Laurel Center for there Client Service Program (Put up link to their website)
Put up link to video of Governor that I sent you & copy wording from FB