LET’S MAKE IT A SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY FOR THE WOMEN AT THE DOWNERS GROVE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER AND MARY LOU’S PLACE IN EVANSTON
Last year at this time we came to you at the onset of COVID 19 asking you to help us support the victims of gender-based violence as it continued to increase. Whether this was because people started sheltering at home with their abusers, or there was a shortage of beds at shelters, or shelters were unable to acquire the supplies that they needed to help victims and their families, NCJW stepped up to help. Unfortunately, the Pandemic is still plaguing us, and abuse has increased as well.
To that end, the NCJW Chicago North Shore Mother’s Day Project continues to support two domestic violence shelters – the Downers Grove Domestic Violence Shelter run by the Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage and Mary Lou’s Place run by the YWCA Evanston/North Shore. These 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 each a special Mother’s Day basket.
The women at the shelters so often arrive with little more than the clothes they are wearing. We 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 shelters –a double mitzvah. Or, you may wish to send a card in memory of a loved one –and their memory shall be a blessing. To order, click the button below. If you prefer to mail a check, please make your donation no later than *April 30* so we can mail your card(s) on time! Click here to download an order form and send a check made out to the NCJW Chicago North Shore (NCJWCNS) to: NCJW Chicago North Shore, 5 Revere Drive, Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062.Line by Line Order Form Cut and Paste/File Upload Order Form
For over 125 years, NCJW, Inc has worked to develop and pass effective public policy to address gender-based violence to ensure increased emphasis on prevention, accountability, resources and justice. Locally, NCJW Chicago North Shore has worked to amplify our national advocacy as well as provide opportunities for community service to help area victims of gender-based violence. We thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please email Marsha at [email protected].