October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – We support worthy causes!

resell-xl-circlesThe statistic is staggering but 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will be victims of domestic violence in their lives – at the hands of someone they have a relationship with.

My Sister’s Place is Washington, DC’s oldest domestic violence shelter, responding to the women and children in our community’s evolving needs since 1979. We are the only domestic violence shelter in DC that offers a full continuum of care from immediate crisis on our hotline through transitional-to-permanent housing. This continuum ensures that victims are not re-traumatized by having to repeat their painful stories to numerous counselors.

My Sister’s Place is helping to end the cycle of domestic violence one life and one family at a time.  Last year, 92.3% of families who exited our emergency shelter moved to more stable, safe homes. They did not become homeless, they did not return to their abusers, or move to another short-term shelter program. The families we served leased apartments in their own name, paid their rent with help from MSP through a gradually declining subsidy, voluntarily opened savings and checking accounts, and paid their bills on time.

My Sister’s Place receives federal, state and local funding; but those sources do not meet every need of the shelter residents or various aspects of unexpected facility upkeep of the actual building which is 100% owned.

At the date of this letter, we have 48 individuals in residence, 28 of which are children under the age of 10.

We are currently raising money supporting the general operational fund for the facility to meet the immediate need for more child and adolescent counseling services. Many professionals donate their time pro-bono but with the high number of children currently in residence we need to secure more assistance in this area as soon as we can.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and ResellXL.com is raising funds with celebrity donations for the entire month.

Please consider donating any gently used or unused size 14+ clothing and size 10+ shoes or luxury bags to ResellXL.com. The proceeds from your donation will directly benefit My Sister’s Place general operating fund. 

Contact Carolyn Thompson, My Sister’s Place Board Member – (703) 244-0796 carol@resellxl.com

Or request a free shipping label and note MSP FUNDSRAISER in the request at http://www.resellxl.com/consign_now_request_a_free_shipping_label.html

For any other questions, please contact us at info@mcompublishing.com

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