Goody’s, located in the Village Center Mall, has partnered with the Harlan County Domestic Violence Council to make Christmas a bit brighter for the women and children who are currently living in a domestic violence shelter. These women and children have left their homes, jobs, schools and most extended family to find safe shelter from domestic violence.
This Christmas, Goody’s and Harlan County Domestic Violence Council would like your help to make their holiday brighter. Goody’s has a very special Christmas tree, decorated with angels, each representing a woman or child living in shelter. Each angel has a name, age and suggestions for gifts. Customers are asked to choose an angel, shop for this person and return wrapped gift with the original angel tag to the store by closing on Dec. 21.
Angel tree programs involve the community in a direct way allowing them to become personally involved by sharing with those less fortunate in their community.
The Harlan County Domestic Violence Council is also sponsoring an event on Dec. 19 at Don’s Super Saver. Come meet Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A 5×7 photo with Santa is only $7, and all proceeds will directly benefit Harlan County domestic violence victims.
Cumberland Valley Domestic Violence Services provides safe shelter to victims of domestic violence, serving Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Rockcastle and Whitley counties.
If you are in abusive relationship and need help, call the Cumberland Valley Domestic Violence Services 24-hour crisis line at 800-755-5348. To speak with the Harlan County domestic violence victim advocate, call 606-392-1129.