An important event happens this Saturday. Trucks donated by Lujack’s will be at every Hy-Vee store in the Quad Cities and Muscatine collecting your donated items for survivors of domestic violence. Our shelters give women and their children a place to go to find safety and a new beginning.
We depend upon the community’s support. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of resources to help domestic violence survivors regain their balance and establish new lives. Many of them (primarily women and their children) arrive at our shelters with just the clothes they’re wearing.
Donated items may include the following:
- Kitchen and Bath Items – Most needed: brooms, dust pans, utensils and paper products.
- Cleaning Supplies – Most needed: cleaning wipes, disinfectant spray, floor cleaner and dish soaps.
- Bed and Bath Linens – including blankets.
- Baby & Toddler Supplies – NEW socks, underwear, onesies, children’s cold medicine, teething rings, bottles, pacifiers, bibs and bathing items, diapers (sizes 4, 5, and 6), wipes, lotions and powder.
- Toiletries – hair care products (especially ethnic), deodorant, shampoo and lotion.
- Small Home Items – trash cans, laundry baskets, alarm clocks, toasters, blenders, microwaves, can openers, coffee makers, dishes, pots and pans.
- Over-the-Counter Medicine – antacids, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, cough syrup.
- Monetary donations, gas cards and Hy-Vee gift cards.
- Please – NO clothing or furniture.
When women and children come to our domestic violence shelters, they are escaping a dangerous situation. We’re fortunate to have a community that responds to our annual Fill-the-Truck event in a strong way.
Area businesses and organizations sponsor our event – Fill-the-Truck is the third and final activity related to the annual DOVE Women’s Golf Tournament. Employees from sponsors and other organizations volunteer at different locations to help load donations into the trucks. I’ll be at the Eastern Avenue/Kimberly Road Hy-Vee store on Saturday morning. If you bring your donated items to that store, please say hello.
Presenting sponsors of Fill-the-Truck include:
- Trinity Regional Health System
- Royal Neighbors of America
- Isabel Bloom
- Edwards Creative
Media sponsors for the event include:
Yesterday, our Domestic Violence Services Supervisor Wendy Navarro appeared on Paula Sands Live on KWQC-TV6. Click this link to watch the segment online.
There are women and children right now in the Quad Cities and Muscatine area who are hurting and wondering where they can turn. They face a desperate situation, particularly when they don’t have the resources to live on their own. Because of our donors, Family Resources offers safety, support, and we coordinate community resources to build a life in which they no longer have to live in fear.