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Welcome, spring!

The first hints of spring are showing, and we couldn’t be more excited! We can’t wait to watch the flowers, vegetables, and herbs peek out of the dirt as they make their journey toward the sun. Survivors staying at our shelter are enjoying the activity on the farm as well. Our stipend program has gotten…

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Facebook Fundraisers – A different kind of giving

Social media is a major part of many peoples’ lives, and there’s no reason that it couldn’t be part of their philanthropic life, too. Most of us see people posting about Facebook fundraisers – hosted for their birthday or other special occasions – on an almost daily basis, and for a variety of causes. GreenHouse17…

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Shop & Share – A day to support survivors

“It takes a village!” This is how Darlene Thomas, our Executive Director describes Shop & Share, a one-day donation drive at every Kroger in our 17-county service area. In just a few hours, generous shoppers donate enough non-perishable goods to keep our shelter stocked with paper products and non-perishable foods for almost a year. “The…

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Recurring Donations – A different kind of giving

When thinking about making charitable donations to an organization, sometimes the biggest stumbling block is actually remembering to make the gift itself. One way to make this easier is to set up a recurring gift through your debit or credit card with the organization. Patti’s Giving Story Patti Wente was first inspired to become a…

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Wedding Tributes – A different kind of giving

Most of us have been there: invited to a wedding, we find ourselves confronted with a registry that seems a thousand miles long. We ask ourselves, what do they really want? What do they really need? The whole process can be overwhelming. A new trend is taking shape that takes some of the worry out…

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