Each spring, the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable conducts a Shower for Shelters to benefit clients of three local Domestic Violence Programs. This year, the Roundtable is partnering with Congregation B’nai Torah to collect items for clients of these programs who are transitioning from shelter to their own homes.
The task of furnishing a new home can be very daunting and overwhelming, as most clients enter shelter with little more than the clothes on their back. In order to be safe, many have to leave their homes quickly and with little time to pack. The shower items collected help ease both the financial and emotional burden of starting over. They are also the symbols of a caring community that supports their decision to leave and start over free of abuse.
The Shower for Shelters will begin with the Shabbat Service on Friday, March 8, 2019, and will end with the Women’s Seder on Saturday, March 30th. During this time, new unwrapped gifts may be dropped off at CBT and placed in the baskets designated for the collection. A needs list of suggested donations can be found here.
All gifts collected will be combined with the donations collected by the Roundtable in May and donated to clients of REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence.