Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The Westport Domestic Violence Task Force (WDVTF) announced today the launch of a salon gift certificate drive to benefit women at two area Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) shelters.
The drive, which asks local salons to donate gift certificates for hairdressing and coloring, begins Tuesday, Aug. 1 and runs through Sept. 30.
“The women and children residing in these shelters have fled violent households, often with just the clothes on their backs,” said Police Lt. Jillian Cabana, WDVTF co-chair.
“Many women in these shelters have been out of the work force for a while and want to prepare themselves for job interviews, or they are looking to change their appearance to avoid an abuser,” she added.
The gift certificates would be used anonymously at later dates for such purposes, she said.
Cabana asked donors to complete an in-kind donation form, an official receipt for tax purposes, as the DVCC is a public charity.
She said contributing salons will be recognized at the organization’s October Awareness event, the Unitarian Church’s October Voices Café, as well as in organization publicity.
Gift certificates and submission forms can be dropped off at Westport Police Headquarters, 50 Jesup Road, to the attention of Cabana or arrangements can be made for salon pick up.
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