Take A Stand against domestic violence by sharing warmth with women and children in shelter at Rose Brooks Center
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. For many, home is a place of love, warmth and comfort. But for millions of women and children, home is any but that. Every 9 seconds, a woman in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted by a current or ex-significant other.
At Rose Brooks Center, the women and children who arrive for shelter from domestic violence often come without coats and many times without any additional clothing besides what they are wearing. Donations of coats and sweaters help share warmth and #takeastand against domestic violence.
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 their annual Coat and Sweater Drive, starting Friday, October 12th through November 8, 2018.
For the ninth year, World's Window is partnering with Rose Brooks (www.rosebrooks.org ) as the recipient of the coat and sweater 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 allows us all to #takeastand against domestic violence in a very tangible way,” says Jan Buerge, owner of World's Window. “It’s an added bonus that they get a discount towards something new and exciting for themselves or towards early holiday gifts.”
In exchange for coat or sweater donations, the generous donors receive a 20% off coupon that can be used any day through November 8, 2018, especially during the Holiday Season Opener party on Thursday, November 8, 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 gently-worn and clean so that they can be used right away.
“So often, women come to Rose Brooks Center with only the clothes on their back. Having beautiful, clean coats provided by generous Kansas Citians through World's Window’s coat drive is like wrapping them in a great big hug. It really makes our residents feel cared for. On behalf of those who may never know you, thank you!” (Marla, RBC Chief Development Officer)