Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Do Something!!

Recently a shocking tragedy touched my good friend Lisa's family. A longtime friend of her DD's was killed in the last of a series of domestic violence events. Lisa's DD has organized a fundraiser for the local domestic violence shelter.

Here are links to Lisa's original post and to another Elann friend's post about the fundraiser. I can't say anything better than they did.

Lisa's blog post

The Knitting Channel blog post

Please - Do what you can to support your local domestic violence shelter. Send $$. Knit stuff. Buy extra toiletries the next time you're shopping at Costco or wherever and contribute them. Contribute those extra clothes you've been meaning to clear out of your closet or your kids'.

4 comments:

Sandra said...

I do a lot for women's shelters. My SIL ran one for years, and is heavily involved in shelternet.ca - an online resource for victims of domestic violence. I hope that one day we will not have a need for facilities such as this, but in the meantime, shelternet.ca is a wonderful resource for victims - it gives all kinds of needed info, and even tells you how to hide your tracks.
If we all DO Something, maybe someting will be done.

Lisa W. said...

Thanks Barbara! We are spreading the word!

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Annie said...

I found you on Ravelry. My father's organization does a lot of work with domestic violence and violence against children, and his organization is the one I knit for. I'm so sorry about your friend. I know what it is like to lose someone you love unfairly and before their time.