The Friends of the Kathy J. Weinman Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc. was incorporated by the Condition of Missouri to elevate cash to assist help St. Louis County’s only domestic violence shelter. The corporation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-earnings board independent from St. Louis County authorities (the entity which staffs and operates the shelter).
In 1991, St. Louis County Government Excitement Westfall and a team of citizens saw a require for a shelter for battered girls and little ones in St. Louis County, Missouri. Philanthropist Kathy J. Weinman contributed the money to purchase the creating and the 9 acres of land the place the Shelter is at the moment housed. The Kathy J. Weinman Shelter’s mission is “to enrich the top quality of everyday living for females and their kids who have practical experience the trauma of domestic violence.” The Kathy J. Weinman Shelter is a 37-bed facility, which offers protected and confidential temporary shelter and meals, as nicely as guidance products and services that include things like situation management, women’s remedy, kid’s treatment, and well being services.
The Good friends of the Kathy J. Weinman Shelter raises money for the objective of encouraging the Shelter with bills involved with its procedure, enhancement, and assistance earlier mentioned and beyond the spending budget offered by St. Louis County governing administration. The Board meets each individual two months to make selections about what desires to fund for the Shelter and to brainstorm unique fundraising tips and prepare for upcoming fundraising functions.
The Board helps fund the Shelter by web hosting fundraising functions, in search of bargains from retailers, pursuing new resources for in-kind donations, and distributing some grant purposes in tandem with the Shelter.
The cash the Board raises helps with:
• holiday presents for little ones
• supplemental money for ongoing wish lists for everyday desires of the citizens
• prescription and OTC medication
• bus passes (presents transportation to get the job done, classes, apartment hunting, and many others.) and
• resources for Kid’s Plan (to handle emotional and psychological challenges of the youngsters who have observed or knowledgeable abuse).
In the past, big donations have served with the renovation of restrooms, invest in of playground devices, acquire of professional washers and dryers, set up of shelving in bedroom closets, and a complete renovation of the business office space in the reception space.
There is an ongoing desire record of the Shelter which includes socks, slippers, coats, wintertime hats, winter gloves, new underwear, pillows, twin dimensions sheets, blankets, towels, alarm clocks, batteries, flashlights, toiletries (soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, and many others.) and house objects to assist inhabitants transfer into their own condominium.
The Board’s fundraising attempts support split the cycle of domestic violence.