BENEFITING: Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation
Wine, Women and Shoes is an event sponsored to raise money in support of the Forensic Nursing Team at St. Mary's Hospital. As one of the Shoe Guys participating in the event I am putting out a call for donations-100% tax deductible- to do my part in helping to raise the money they need to continue to serve our Greater Richmond community. Let us all hope that we never need their services, but plenty of children, men, women, and the elderly are physically or sexually abused in Richmond and the surrounding area every day. This group of dedicated women have a facility at St. Mary’s that is open 24/7 to receive victims from hospitals all over our area. It is their job to collect all of the evidence necessary and go to court to help convict those who have done the innocent wrong. The funds collected help in their future training and in acquiring the equipment and things they need. Every victim has to leave behind the clothes they were in when they go in. New clothes must be provided and your donations help pay for that. Every child that comes in need a comforting environment to be interviewed in with toys and games and stuffed teddy bears. Your donations help provide that. Their equipment is outdated, and your support helps them get new equipment. They are local and they are important!