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A Day of Survivors


Before I ask you to support Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh on October 3 for the 2013 Day of Giving,

please watch this:



More than anything, please know that if you are living in an abusive relationship, there is help and you can get out. I promise you, that even though it isn’t easy, when you come out on the other side, you will feel so empowered and find the happiness you deserve. Please see these verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual signs of abuse at the WCS Pittsburgh website.  You can also find information about teen dating abuse and more survivor stories in the WCS Pittsburgh Wall of Survivors video vignette campaign.

A WCS resident story:

It’s been about 10 days since I came to Women’s Center & Shelter for the second time. I can remember the initial fear; the not knowing what would happen or what could happen, and the numerous concerns I had of not being able to care for my infant daughter and myself. That initial fear is why I left shelter and went back to him the first time. I came here a few months back and only stayed here for 3 days. I thought it would be better when I returned home, because he said it would be. But it only got worse, worse than it was before. So I reached out and seized the opportunity to come here again… (read more about a day in the life at the WCSPittsburgh blog)

If you are in a position to assist the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh during Day of Giving, please read their day of Giving information. Every donation counts. Every donation brings a victim one step closer to being a survivor.

PO Box 9024  Pittsburgh, PA 15224  (412) 687-8017
Below are two exciting match opportunities for you to make a donation to Women’s Center & Shelter!Option 1:

The Day of Giving 2013 will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 12:00 a.m. ET until 11:59:59 p.m. ET.

Prorated Match: The Foundation will divide a total of $750,000 (provided by The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Jack G. Buncher Charitable Fund, The Colcom Foundation, and The Robert Waters Fund) among the participating Allegheny County nonprofits, including Women’s Center & Shelter.

Only credit card donations received through www.pittsburghgives.org during the 24 hours of October 3, will be matched for this event. No donations via check, cash or stock will be accepted.

Each gift is 100% tax deductible! The credit card charge will display as a donation to “The Pittsburgh Foundation” on the donor’s credit card statement.

For the full Day of Giving 2013 rules please visit www.pittsburghgives.org and click the Day of Giving Rules button at the top of the page.

For step by step instructions on how to give to WC&S on The Day of Giving please click here!

Option 2:

A donation through our End of Year Appeal will be matched dollar for dollar! Please click here to go to our donation form. Under “What prompted you to support us today?” choose “End of Year Match” to contribute directly to Women’s Center & Shelter and receive a 100% match from an anonymous local foundation!
Thank you for your continued support!

Shirl Regan

Simply Put – Domestic Violence is a bigger issue than many of us think about. Support a wonderful organization on Day of Giving.

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  1. September 30, 2013 at 10:57 AM

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