College of Education aids victims of domestic abuse

AUGUSTA, GA. – The College of Education at Georgia Regents University and Chi Sigma Iota counseling honor society will host a toy and toiletries drive benefitting Safe Homes of Augusta, through Dec. 20. The College will collect new, unwrapped toys, toiletries, and gift cards for the non-profit, which helps families fleeing abusive homes.

“Domestic violence is the silent issue, and the holidays can be especially difficult,” said Dr. Catherine Roland, Chair of GRU’s Department of Counselor Education, Leadership, and Research. “We are dedicated to serving the CSRA, and this issue reaches children and families throughout the community.”

Safe Homes provides a haven to all victims of domestic violence, and their services are free. Most of their funding is raised locally through donations from individuals, businesses, charities, and special events.

Collection bins will be located in the following locations until noon on Dec. 20: Allgood Hall, the JSAC, Science Hall, University Hall, and the College of Education Dean’s Office on the Summerville Campus; Terrace Dining on the Health Sciences Campus; and Christenberry Fieldhouse on the Forest Hills campus.

Suggested donations:

For adults:
• Household Cleaning Supplies
• Bed Linens (twin) & Pillows
• Bathroom Towels
• Deodorant
• Feminine Hygiene Products
• Ladies Undergarments

For children newborn through 18 years old:
• Baby Supplies
• Clothes
• Shoes
• School Supplies
• Toys

Stacey Hudson
GRU College of Education
Phone: 706-306-4326

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