There are numerous holiday “warmth” drives, but the needs at domestic violence shelters are always great. New women and children arrive at Rose Brooks Center each day to escape domestic violence and start anew. Warm, winter coats for both women and children are needed and can be dropped off at World’s Window in Brookside during their Third Annual “Circle of Caring” coat donation drive November 1 - 20, 2011.
The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving Day are usually promoted with images of family gatherings, platters of food and lots of warmth and love. For many women, their daily experiences are filled with fear and injury rather than expressions of love. The staff at World’s Window is wrapping some warmth - literally and figuratively - around the women and children at Rose Brooks Center with donations of winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens.
Buerge is delighted to partner again with Rose Brooks 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. Tower Cleaners has also joined the project to provide cleaning for the few coats that might need a bit of touch-up. “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 holiday gifts,” says Buerge.
In exchange for each coat donation, World’s Window customers will receive a 20% coupon towards all their purchases on any 1 day of their choosing before November 30. There's no limit to the number of coats, scarves, gloves and mittens a customer can donate. However, Buerge asks that every coat donated be new or in clean, excellent condition so that they can be used right away. Additional details about the coat donations are available at World’s Window, 332 W. 63rd Street in Brookside, just east of Wornall Road, or by calling 816-361-2500.
Rose Brooks Center is a comprehensive domestic violence agency that provides a full continuum of care including prevention programming, crisis intervention and other supportive services to thousands of women and children each year. For more information, call Wendy Shaull at Rose Brooks Center, 816-523-5550 or visit their website at www.rosebrooks.org. The coat drive is a “Circle of Caring” project of World’s Window, Inc.