BENEFITING: Clackamas Women’s Services
EVENT DATE: Sep 29, 2013
On Sunday, September 29, 2013, Slalom Consulting, is hosting a “High Heel Run and Walk: A Benefit for Clackamas Women’s Services.” Clackamas Women’s Services (CWS) offers support and education to residents about the issues surrounding domestic and sexual violence. I would like to raise over $1000 to support the Clackamas Women’s Services, and as such am looking for your support and assistance. In return, for every $25 donation, you’ll be entered into a private drawing to win an airline ticket to come explore Portland with me (i.e., a $75 donation will give you three drawing entries). A detailed list of how your donation will help is below
Thank you in advance for helping this worthy cause. I look forward to seeing you in Portland soon.
How your donation will help:
• $20- Provides gas for a family in a rural area, such as Moalla or Sandy, to come in to Oregon City to seek a restraining order to keep them and their family safe against the abusive family member.
• $25- new towels for a family entering shelter. As families enter shelter, small comfort items, such as towels can alleviate at least a bit of the discomfort and fear of rebuilding their lives.
• $50- snacks for a week of support groups. Weekly support groups give women information on the dynamics of domestic violence, red flags, setting boundaries, grief, etc.
• $100- field trip for children from shelter. Children at shelter often spend a lot of time accompanying mom on essential errands, so by providing a fun field trip, youth at our shelter are able to socialize, see the world around them and feel a sense of fun and normalcy.
• $200- pays for a woman to get furniture and movers to set up her new home for her and her family. As survivors rebuild their lives, help with housing and moving is an essential portion of that journey. Many survivors that we serve do not have the financial support network to help them with costs such as these.
• 250- five nights in a motel. A family escaping danger at home may need a safe place to flee to with little notice. When shelters are often full, $250 would pay for five nights in a motel while she make arrangements for her family's safety.
• $500- $500 can help prevent a woman from being evicted when her abusive partner suddenly leaves her with the cost of housing.
• $750- provides pancake breakfast for the shelter every weekend for a year. For families who have experienced the trauma of violence, everyday tasks can be draining, especially when living in a communal environment. A weekly pancake breakfast cooked by staff can help give moms and kids a break and a treat!
• $1000- Provides emergency food assistance for 25 families who come into our services hungry and need to take care of this basic need before anything else.
• $2000- Provides a birthday gift for every child in shelter in a year to celebrate a day just for them and to provide mom the comfort of knowing her kid's celebration will be taken care of.
• $2500- provides gas for the shelter van for a year. The shelter van is used to transport women and kids to medical appointments, DHS for benefits, support groups, apartment and job searching and to other essential services.