Following up on the story I wrote about here, where the funding had been cut drastically for Turning Point, a Chicago-area shelter serving women and children who are victims of domestic violence.Fundraising efforts, including the Star 105.5 radiothon, online donations (yay, Shakers!), and food donations to the pantry, have raised $70,000 for the center.A warm and grateful thanks to everyone who donated where they could.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has eliminated all state funding for domestic violence shelters. This has come as a shock for many shelters; while they had expected a budget cut of 20%, they had no idea it would be so drastic. • Yest... Read Post
(Women for Afghan Women, a humanitarian organization I've supported for many years, runs a shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence in Kabul, and a smaller one in Mazar-i-sharif. In this update to her August 19th let... Read Post