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Thank you to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket for the WRCC Domestic Violence Awareness (DVA) month raffle.  We were able to raise over $1,000 through your generous donations.  One lucky winner won a 3 night stay in a one bedroom suite at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort (timeshare). The lucky winner then presented the prize to WRCC for use by one of their families.  We are truly honored to be a part of an amazing giving circle.  The money we raised was used to purchase supplies for pivotal programs they had planned for their residents. Over 75% of the residents who live at WRCC, are victims of violence, predominately domestic violence.

DVA month raffle-WRCC

DVA month raffle-WRCC

2009 Holiday Giving Events

Posted by gmoorman On December - 3 - 20092 COMMENTS

Sunday, December 13, Joyful Sisters…Celebration of Beauty.  We recognized that taking care of ourselves can often take a back seat to the responsibilities that we carry on a daily basis. So, we recruited beauty professionals to volunteer their time and talent to pamper the women who live at the Women’s Residential & Counseling Center (WRCC)* with new hairstyles, make-overs, manicures, back massages and additional spa treats. The event was a total success and may of the female residents also brought their children to enjoy the free spa services. A great time was had by all and many of the WRCC residents expressed their gratitude and appreciation to the volunteers. Space to Grow is thankful for the volunteers who joined us that day in bringing smiles to the faces of so many people.

To view photos from this awesome event click here: WRCC Beauty 2009

WRCC - Celebration of Beauty

WRCC - Celebration of Beauty

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Volunteer professionals to cut/style hair, apply make-up and give beauty tips to the ladies and manicurist/masseuse as a special treat.
  •  Babysitters are needed to entertain the children while their mothers receive the VIP treatment.
  • Holiday munchies - cookies, cake, juice, egg nog or monetary donation to purchase the snacks.
  • Raffle prizes - it’s ok to re-gift if the present can go to someone who will appreciate the gift and actually use it. Think about donating items that are in excellent condition (original package preferred) like perfume gift sets, toiletry baskets, purses, etc.
  • Gift cards to give away as raffle prizes.

To receive more information on the event, please email gigimoor@att.net. For more information on WRCC, please visit the Coalition for the Homeless website, http://www.centralfloridahomeless.org/services_WRCC.html.  WRCC is a transitional housing facility located in Downtown Orlando that serves women and children and prepares them to be self sufficient. Nearly 75 percent of the women are victims of crimes, predominantely domestic violence.

Saturday, December 5 - STG Youth/Palm Lake Kids Who Care group 2nd Annual Children’s Holiday Party at the Coalition for the Homeless main campus. The children planned a fun filled two hour event with a sugary breakfast that any kid would love (donuts) and games to entertain. In addition, the Coalition children were able to choose a gently used stuffed animal that the children collected through a school drive.