for Women and Families
- A woman is
beaten every 15 second.
- Domestic violence
is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and
44 in the United States.
- Women of all
cultures, races, occupations, income levels, and ages are victims
of domestic violence or abuse.
- Women who
leave their abusers are at a 75% greater risk of being killed by
the abuser than those who stay.
- There are
nearly three times as many animal shelters in the United States as
there are shelters for women and children
our main project has been to knit and crochet scarves for The
Center for Women and Families, a local domestic violence and rape
crisis center here in Louisville.
On December 19, 2007 we delivered
111 gift bags containing a handmade scarf and travel-sized toiletry
items. We also donated twelve $25 gift cards to be used by mothers
for holiday shopping for their children.
Visit our blog for
more details about this rewarding project.
|Students fold tissue paper before putting it in the gift bags.
||Students assemble gift bags containing scarves and travel-sized