Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In this season of giving thanks and giving back, Joy of Fitness is proud to be sponsoring a winter supply drive for the only emergency domestic violence shelter for women and children in Montgomery County Md, the Betty Ann Krahnke Center (BAK).  BAK is a 54-bed, short-term crisis shelter for women and children who are fleeing domestic violence and/or victims of sexual assault or human trafficking. BAK provides crisis intervention, safety planning, victim advocacy services, counseling and therapeutic interpersonal skill-building, with an emphasis on trauma reduction and personal empowerment. BAK’s intervention, prevention and education services empower women to  
create a new future for themselves and their children that is free of abuse, coercion and fear. 
Last year, BAK helped 155 women and 223 children move towards a safer
future. Some families stayed a week, others stayed several months.

Did You Know?

  • Domestic Violence occurs in all age, racial, gender, religious, socio-economic, educational and occupational groups;
  • Is used to intimidate, humiliate and frighten as a way of maintaining power and control; 
  • Has a devastating, lifelong impact on the young children who witness family violence.
Make a difference for women and children who are fleeing abuse and domestic violence in our community! Please join us this holiday season by helping us provide much needed winter supplies to the Betty Ann Krahnke Center.

We will be accepting the following winter supplies for BAK:

  • Mittens, gloves, hats, scarves- Adult & Kid Size (New)
  • Winter Coats- Kids (Gently Used, New)
  • Flannel Sheets- Twin (New)
  • Fleece blankets (New)
  • Diapers & Baby Wipes
  • Full Size Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash lotion)
  • Towels & wash clothes
  • Gift Cards to Target, grocery stores, gas stations, etc.)

Donations can be dropped off at the Joy of Fitness studio:
Woodmoor Shopping Center
Suite 131- Dark Lotus Studio 
10111 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20901

** We will be accepting donations during our class hours (see schedule) starting Friday, November 21 through Friday, December 19. **

1 comment:

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