Monday, November 10, 2014

Give to the Max, 2014


Give to the Max Day fundraiser begins November 13th! Please remember the Mid-Minnesota Women's Center when you decide on an organization to donate to. Use this link for easy access:

https://givemn.org/organization/Mid-Minnesota-Womens-Center

We greatly appreciate your generosity!


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Meet Our Board Member!

Maxine  Florell: I grew up on a farm in Eden Prairie.  Got my Master's of Social Work at the University. I married and moved to Uptown area of Chicago where we raised our family and I worked as a social worker, field instructor and "sometimes professor."  I was very active
in the nonviolent social change movement in Chicago.  I worked the last 22 years at a Domestic Violence program connected to Jane Addams Hull House.
     I retired in 2006, returned to Minnesota, and moved to the Gull River.  I love
hosting friends and family, the wonders of  the natural world and everything
herbal.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Happy Holidays!










                                   

                                         October 2014






As you know, Mid-Minnesota Women's Center meets the needs of women and children who have fled their homes due to domestic violence and abuse. In addition, we continually provide assistance to those seeking advocacy, education and resources in our community. We also offer the services of the Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center as a family-friendly, nurturing place where families in crisis can safety visit with each other. The holidays are approaching quickly and although we are able to offer the precious gift of safety and meet basic needs of the families, we rely on the generosity of the Lakes Area to assist us in providing the more tangible signs of sharing during the Christmas season

The anxiety of leaving behind everything they own in exchange for safety in a violence-free environment is difficult for anyone to comprehend. The reality of not being able to provide gifts for their children during the Christmas season only adds to the immense emotional and financial strain for these families. In the past, we have been fortunate for the giving spirit of the Lakes Area which has made the holiday season brighter for countless families. We are asking you, the members of our community, to help us continue this holiday spirit by making a cash contribution, purchase gifts, or to adopt a family and directly make the holiday a special time for someone in need.

Please contact Rita at 218-828-1216 and together we can make a difference in meeting the needs of women and children in our community this 2014 holiday season giving.

You can view our Christmas Needs List HERE

Sincerely,


Staff and Board of Directors
Mid-Minnesota Women's Center, Inc.