This year's Mustaches in May campaign was a wonderful success raising just over $5,000 for The West Women's and Children’s Shelter for domestic violence survivors and their families. The funds raised have been used to support our annual trip to Rockaway Beach giving women and children the opportunity to have a restorative trip to the coast, sometimes for the first time ever. More than 50 women and children attended the trip this year, where they were able to reflect on their life, renew their commitment to living violence free, and restore their emotional well being. Getting respite from the violence, trauma, and stress of living in an emergency shelter is a true gift and we are very thankful for all of the donations provided through the Mustaches in May project!
Mustaches in May 2010 was once again a great success raising close to $5,000, our annual goal, for the services at The West Women's and Children's Shelter. With the proceeds of the event, we have been able to support our operating costs for our emergency shelter serving survivors of domestic violence and their families.
In addition to supporting operating costs of our emergency shelter, we have also been able to support our annual trip for the women and children of The West to go to the beach each August at Camp Magruder for a day full of fun activities. For many women and children this is their first experience on the Oregon coast and they are able to have lasting memories from the day. While at the beach we have activities for the kids and women where they are able to take part in canoeing, swimming, crafts, rope swing, donkey rides, etc..
As always the Mustaches in May 2010 event was fun filled and staff of West Women's and Children's Shelter was honored to have the support of so many employees of NIKE who satnd with us in our efforts to end domestic violence in our community.
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