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Women's Center Partners with Library to Increase Awareness of Needs

4/18/2008 —

The Penn State Beaver library and the Women’s Center of Beaver County are partnering to increase awareness of the needs of the center which is committed to promoting safety and independence with the goal to reduce and eliminate the causes and effects of abuse. The center strives to educate the public to provide shelter, counseling, support, advocacy, and education to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

A Survivors' Quilt made by adults and children who are survivors of domestic violence is on display in the library's main entrance. The quilt consists of individual patches made by survivors who express their thoughts and emotions through their contribution to the quilt.

A used cell phone drive is currently under way for the Women's Center. Any unused cell phones can be placed in the collection box in the library or in the indoor entryway to the Brodhead Bistro next to the Office of Housing and Food Services. The cell phone collection is used to raise funds for the center. Frequently the phones are dismantled, inspected and used for parts or used to make new phones, including 911 emergency call phones.

In addition, collections of sample-size toiletries, small appliances and other useful household items are in great demand by the center. These items can be brought directly to the library where they will be collected by Carol Pistachio, library staff assistant.

For a list of items always needed by the Women's Center, visit http://www.womenscenterbc.org/. For information about on-campus efforts to assist the Center, contact Pistachio at cjp10@psu.edu or (724) 773-3792 or contact Marty Goldberg at mxg35@psu.edu or (724) 773-3791.

 

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