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Sponsor the purchase of supplies for families who are living in transitional housing, for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Andy Semler
St Louis, Missouri
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

Lydia’s House is the only program in the St. Louis metropolitan area providing confidentially located, long-term, stationery transitional housing specifically for battered women and their children. The over-arching goal of the Lydia’s House transitional housing program is to help battered and abused women gain the skills and resources necessary for obtaining and sustaining permanent housing and for living independently as individuals and/or as parents. Lydia’s House provides that critically needed additional time(up to 24 months) in confidentially located, fully furnished apartments, thereby creating space at the emergency shelters for more domestic violence victims in immediate danger.

What We Need & What You Get

One of the needs at Lydia's House is supplies for the families in transition.  There are various donations that they accept, but the areas of greatest need right now are:

  • kitchen towels and potholders
  • laundry detergent
  • paper products
Your donations go toward the purchase of household goods, which will then be donated to the families in need.  Donate any amount, or select a "perk" to specify what your money is spent on.

The Impact

Approximately 85% of the women who stay in transitional housing a year or more are able to accomplish goals such as retire old debts, secure employment, buy a car and/or rent a home by the time they leave Lydia’s House.
The greatest strength of supportive transitional housing is its potential to meet the individual needs of women over an extended period of time, maximizing the likelihood of women successfully meeting their own goals. The combination of a safe home and supportive services, provided by staff in the context of a respectful and flexible relationship, results in women feeling that they have the ability to get back on their feet.

Other Ways You Can Help

Even if you don't have money, you can:

  • Share with friends and family.
  • Volunteer your time for Ethics in Action service projects

Thank you!

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This campaign ended on October 31, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Kitchen Towel & Potholder

    This designates your funds go toward the purchase of a kitchen towel and potholder.

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  • $10USD
    Baby Wipes

    This designates your funds go toward the purchase of baby wipes.

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  • $15USD
    Laundry Detergent

    This designates your funds go toward the purchase of laundry detergent.

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  • $20USD
    Toilet Paper

    This designates your funds go toward the purchase of toilet paper.

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  • $25USD
    Baby Diapers

    This designates your funds go toward the purchase of baby diapers.

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