Grandma’s Gift Guide: Charitable Giving

share houseAs a woman who has lived through domestic abuse, I can tell you that there is a definite need for women’s shelters in every community. Domestic violence is usually worse during the holiday season. For whatever reason that is is elevated during this time, the increase puts a strain on existing shelters to provide a safe environment for abused women and their children. S.H.A.R.E House is the shelter for battered women in my community. I would ask that if you want to make a donation, I would love for you to make it to the shelter in your own community.

You never know who in your circle of friends and acquaintances will be the next to need their services. I used to volunteer at this shelter, but when I started seeing friends of my teenaged daughters come in for services, I could no longer do it. It just broke my heart to see such young women, ones that I knew, going through abuse at the hands of someone who they thought loved them. Please don’t forget to give to these organizations that provide such needed assistance in our communities.

There are many ways you can help. Volunteer your time, donate clothing, food, toys, toiletries. Make a monetary donation.

Domestic violence occurs on all social and economic levels, regardless of race or ethnic background, employment or education, relation, marital status, physical ability, age or sexual orientation.

Each year, more than 50,000 incidents of domestic violence are reported to Georgia law enforcement agencies.

More than 50% of all women are battered by intimate partners at some time in their lives.

A women is physically abused every 9 seconds in this country- an estimated 2 to 4 million women annually.

Nationally, 50% of all homeless women and children are on the streets because of violence in the home.

 

 

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Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.

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