Local volunteers are ramping up collection of new, household items for domestic abuse survivors in October, which is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Donations will be accepted at two drive-thru, drop-off sites Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon:
Aeropointe Medical Building(Blue Ash)
4260 Glendale-Milford Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Volunteers from Montgomery Woman’s Club
Kroger Marketplace (Oakley)
4613 Marburg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209
Volunteer high school students
The following items are needed (must be new):
- Twin-size blankets and sheet sets
- Double-size blankets and sheet sets
- Bathroom rugs, towels, washcloths
- Shower curtains and rings
- Laundry baskets
- Pots and pans
- Dish sets
The items will be used for Assistance League’s “New Beginnings” program, which assists women and children in the transition from shelter to new home. Advocates for abuse survivors visit Assistance League’s facility in Bond Hill to gather items such as new bedding, cleaning supplies and other items needed to establish a safe and peaceful home away from abusers. The program has assisted 1,677 women and 1,716 children since 2010.
Assistance League also provided hundreds of clothing and hygiene kits each year to women impacted by domestic violence and assault. The kits are supplied to local law enforcement agencies, shelters and hospitals.
Major funding for the “New Beginnings” program is provided by the Haile Foundation, the Abbihl-Ahrens Cambridge Charitable Foundation and the Spaulding Foundation.
People interested in becoming an Assistance League volunteer can email@example.com complete details about membership.
Since 1998, Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati has served the unmet needs of 64,500 individual women and children in their time of need. The all-volunteer organization has earned the GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency for eight consecutive years and works closely with greater Cincinnati public and parochial schools, colleges, hospitals and women’s shelters to fulfill the mission of Transforming Lives through Community Programs.