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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Toy Drive for Milwaukee Women's Shelter




I am organizing a toy drive for the Milwaukee Women's Center, which
provides services and treatment for women, men, and children whose
lives have been affected by domestic violence, substance abuse, mental
health issues and poverty. 



 Milwaukee Women’s Center provides emergency care to women and
children fleeing abusive relationships. The Emergency Shelter operates
24 hours per day, seven days a week and provides emergency
transportation, safe housing, meals and personal items. While in
Shelter women benefit from counseling and support groups that address
domestic violence, mental health, addiction and healthy parenting.
Children receive special services and support through the Children’s
Program. The Shelter also provides fully accessible accommodations to
meet the unique needs of older abused women. The goal of the shelter
is to provide consumer-focused support and advocacy to help
individuals and families transition out of abusive relationships. You
can read more about the services provided at  
www.mwcinc.org. 
They are always in need of infant and children's toys, as most women
and children that come to the shelter leave home with nothing but the
clothes on their backs. The director of MWC
 informed me that they
almost never have enough toys for the children that are at the
shelter. So, lets help them :) 



They are in need of new or gently used infant and toddler toys.
Stuffed animals must be new due to allergy's etc. She also told me
that they would be able to use books for children, new or gently used
clothing for children age 10 or under, and blankets (All clean and
folded). 



Target  and Walmart have great deals on toys, many for under $5.00
each, as does the Dollar Tree and even garage sales..Please help with
whatever you are able! I will be dropping off all of the donations to 
MWC on August 1. 


If you live in Milwaukee contact me to arrange picking up donations.
If you live anywhere else: Feel free to ship donations either to myself or directly to the Women's Shelter 
(address is located on their website) Walmart offers 94 cent shipping on many items :)


Thank you!
Heather

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