LET’S MAKE IT A SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY
FOR THE WOMEN AT
THE DOWNERS GROVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER
AND MARY LOU’S PLACE
The National Council of Jewish Women of the Western Suburban Area and Chicago North Shore has supported a domestic violence shelter run by the Family Shelter Services of DuPage. This year, we are very excited to support second shelter, Mary Lou’s Place, in Evanston. The Shelters serve women and their children who are victims of domestic violence by providing housing, meals, counseling and other personal essentials. Women are taught job skills and employment before they move into their own apartments. It has become our tradition to show our support for these women who have been threatened by violence and abuse by giving them each, a very special Mother’s Day basket.
The women at the shelters so often arrive with little more than the clothes they are wearing. We will fill Mother’s Day baskets with many items we take for granted each day: shampoo, conditioner, body soap, lotions, gift certificates, chocolates and other items that would be “luxuries” for them at this time.
Help make this a special Mother’s Day for the women at the shelter, and at the same time, honor a special woman in your life.
For each donation of at least $18.00, we will send a Mother’s Day card to your mother, aunt, daughter or anyone else you choose. She will know that in her honor, NCJW delivered baskets and best wishes to the women at the shelter – a double mitzvah. Or, you may wish to send a card in memory of a loved one – and their memory shall be a blessing.
Online ordering for the Mother’s Day Project has ended. To see if you can still participate, please contact our office at 847-853-8889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.