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April 25, 2014  RSS feed
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Mother’s Day cards also support victims of domestic violence

For the 16th year, Jewish Women International (JWI) is organizing a project for people to send a Mother’s Day card to their mom and in turn will send flowers and a basket of beauty products to women and children in domestic violence shelters on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11.

The Mother’s Day Flower Project aims to encourage women and their families as they struggle to rebuild their lives. JWI has partnered with more than 50 national and local organizations for this year’s project.

Those who would like to participate can do so by going to jwi.org/fp or calling 1-800 343-2823. For $25 each, a Mother’s Day card will be delivered to the recipient of the sender’s choice, plus helping to ensure gifts will be sent to 6,500 women and their children living in 200 shelters. The shelters include three in the Tampa Bay area supported by the local JWI: The Spring in Tampa, Haven of RCS in Clearwater and CASA of St. Petersburg.

“For many of these women, this is the first time they have ever received flowers,” says JWI Executive Director Lori Weinstein. “We cannot underestimate the power of this small gesture. As women, as mothers, this is our way of sending strength and letting those who are survivors of domestic abuse know they are not forgotten.”

Both senders and honorees are given the opportunity to write messages of hope to women and children living in shelters. These messages will be printed on a poster and delivered to each partner shelter shortly after Mother’s Day.

The deadline to order cards to ensure they arrive by Mother’s Day is Friday, May 2. For more information locally, contact Edie Becker at (727) 480-1302.


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