Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Women’s Health Department has partnered with Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center, which provides domestic violence survivors, their children and pets with a secure facility where they can be physically safe, in collecting gifts, necessities and financial support for its clients this holiday season.
A giving tree will be set up in CRMC’s main entrance to collect donations from November 30 through December 18. For everyone’s health and safety, donors can leave items at the tree in the entryway without coming into the facility.
Although the Women’s Center can provide basic needs for shelter families, they rely on the generosity of the community to assist in providing holiday gifts. The anxiety of leaving behind everything owned is almost impossible for anyone to comprehend; not being able to provide gifts for children only adds to the emotional and financial strain experienced. Because of the pandemic, families are struggling now more than ever.
The shelter’s immediate needs include gloves, masks and hand sanitizer; cleaning supplies; laundry soap; personal hygiene products; batteries; and non-perishable meals, snacks and drink mixes. The items needed for women include personal items such as cosmetics and toiletries, clothing, and gas, grocery and retail store gift cards. The children’s wish list includes toys, games, sporting goods, arts and crafts as well as gift certificates to movies, retails stores, bowling and waterparks. Click here to view a full list of needs.
The Women's Center has been empowering victims of domestic violence through a variety of programs since 1978, providing a 24-hour intake to emergency shelter for individuals experiencing domestic violence. In addition to physical safety, the shelter provides personal advocacy, information and referral, support groups, and community education.
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