GFWC state-wide collection of personal items for domestic violence victims

Published 2:58 pm Monday, April 9, 2018

Article submitted by Cathy Jones, Recording Secretary of Vienna Woman’s Club

On Saturday, April 28th hundreds of members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in Georgia will be out in their local communities collecting personal care items for local domestic violence shelters and raising awareness of our national signature project: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention.

GFWC Vienna Woman’s Club members will be located in the parking lot of the old Tracy’s Restaurant at the corner of Church and Third Streets in Vienna from 10 am to 2 pm. Members will be greeting the general public, sharing information about local resources for domestic violence victims, and collecting personal care items for victims. The community is encouraged to support this project by dropping off any of the following items: diapers, baby wipes, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and gift cards.

GFWC Georgia members have chosen this day – April 28, 2018 – during Volunteers in Action Week as our GFWC Georgia Day of Service to be a visible force in our local communities helping domestic violence victims break the cycle of violence and allow them and their families to thrive on their road to recovery.

Every nine seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten. Studies also show that 3-4 million children between the ages of 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year. This abusive behavior has devastating effects on our society and impacts individuals in every community across America.

According to GFWC Georgia President Ida Dorvee, “The consequences of domestic violence can span generations and it is more important than ever that GFWC Georgia members come together to raise awareness and advocate for those victims who do not feel they have a voice.”

Please contact Lisa Ramsey at 229-322-6755 for additional information. Items may be delivered prior to April 28 to Kay Chadwick at the Dooly County Tax Assessor’s Office in Vienna.