It's that time of year again. As the weather gets cooler, perhaps with some frost on the ground, we start pulling out sweaters and jackets and coats to keep us warm throughout the winter. At Rose Brooks Center, the women and children that arrive for shelter from domestic violence often come without coats and many times without any additional clothing besides what they are wearing.
New and gently-used warm, winter coats and sweaters for both women and children are needed and can be dropped off at World’s Window in Brookside during our seventh annual Coat and Sweater Drive, now through November 10, 2016.
For women and children entering the Rose Brooks shelter, their daily experiences have been filled with fear and injury rather than expressions of warmth and love. At World’s Window, we're wrapping some warmth - literally and figuratively - around the women and children at Rose Brooks Center with the donations of coats and sweaters.
World's Window is delighted to partner again with Rose Brooks (www.rosebrooks.org
) as the recipient of the coat donations because of their mission to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free of abuse.
“This project continues to be a perfect fit for our store and our customers. At World’s Window our mission is to celebrate the creativity of the human mind, spirit and experience and our customers love the idea of helping others. It’s an added bonus that they get a discount towards something new and exciting for themselves or towards early holiday gifts,” says Jan Buerge, owner of World's Window.
In exchange for coat or sweater donations, the generous donors will receive a 20% off coupon that can be used any day through November 10, 2016, especially during the Holiday Season Opener party on Thursday, November 10, from 5 - 8 p.m. There's no limit to the number of coats and sweaters a customer can donate. However, World's Window asks that every item donated be new or in clean, excellent condition so that they can be used right away.
For information about Rose Brooks Center, go to rosebrooks.org or call Scott Mason at 816-605-7113 or firstname.lastname@example.org