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Stuff the truck event collects goods for domestic violence victims

Posted at 6:00 AM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 09:05:14-04

The Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse needs your help to support survivors and raise awareness about domestic violence. 

They are collecting supplies to help victims of domestic violence in their Stuff the Truck event.

The event begins will be held Friday October 27, 2017 at Rincon Congregational Church (122 N. Craycroft Road) from 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. 

They will be collecting:

  • Gift cards: grocery stores, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Amazon, etc..
  • New bath & hygiene items: Shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, deodorant, razors, tampons/pads, hair brushes.
  • New undergarments of all sizes: socks & underwear for women, boys & girls, sports bras.
  • Umbrella strollers, flip flops (all sizes), pillows.

Emerge! center serves 6,000 people every year, 600 of them are living in emergency shelters. 
The donations most important reason is to help the survivors feel as comfortable as they can when they arrive at a shelter, Emerge! Said in a news release .

Stuff the Truck is your opportunity to make a difference in their lives. 

Last year, 16 people died from domestic violence related incidents in Pima County.