Thursday, April 15, 2010

for a great cause

Okay friends, as most of you know, my Mom is the Director of the Rape Crisis Center for the YWCA of the Silicon Valley. Each year, they hold their biggest fund raising event in April. This event is the Walk A Mile in Her Shoes. The idea is that everyone collects donations/sponsors and shows up at the appointed meeting place. All of the men are asked to wear a pair of women's shoes that are provided by the YWCA. It is a hoot to see the Santa Clara University & San Jose State University football/basketball players sporting their 3 inch heels while walking to support women and children they don't even know. Fire fighters, police officers, Fathers, Brothers, boyfriends and Grandpa's show up to walk to show their support. They then, all walk a mile to a determined destination in their flats,heels, pink flip flops, or sparkly stilettos. This is all in support of women/children who have been victims of sexual assault. All the money that is raised from this event goes to this program. It helps provide new sweat outfits for the victims to wear home after their S.A.R.T. exams(their clothes are usually taken as evidence). It also helps provide a new outfit and a stuffed animal for the children to snuggle while they are examined. It is such a worthy cause.

Each year, my Mom makes one of her fabulous denim quilts to raffle off. All raffle ticket proceeds go to the Rape Crisis Center to support these women and children who need love and support.

If you would like to support the Rape Crisis center and have a chance to win this fabulous quilt(I think it would make for an awesome Fathers Day or teacher appreciation gift)let me know. Each ticket is $1.00 and you can buy as many or as few as you'd like. I will collect the money and get it to my Mom. My Mom said I can call her with the names of those who donate and she will personally write your name on each ticket. Here is a peek at this years denim quilt.

p.s. this years Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event is next week. The winning raffle ticket is picked that night!


DTB said...

I want to support this cause and have a chance for that great quilt! I will bring you over some $$!

Laurie said...

I had no idea your mom did this! I am in too. I'll bring some money by your house.

erin said...

I would love to contribute! If I send a check, to whom should I make it out?

Lisa said...

Yes, I want to support this great event. I'll bring you the money when I come VT on Monday. Thanks!!

Raimi said...

you girlws are seriously the best. I hope one of you win the denim quilt...fingers are crossed :-).