Tuesday, August 28, 2012

YWCA and Pirates Team Up Against Domestic Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            

Laura Harwin
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh

YWCA and Pittsburgh Pirates Team Up to Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence Prevention

Seeking donations of hygiene/personal care items for domestic violence shelters

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 23, 2012):  The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Pirates are teaming up on August 29 to raise awareness around domestic violence prevention – by creating emergency kits for area domestic violence shelters. Special guests will include a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates team, to assist volunteers in preparing the kits, and the Pirate Parrot, to interact with and excite volunteers and visitors.  The Pirates will also donate tickets for a September game for the shelters to distribute to families.

The organizations are asking for the general public’s help with the donation of new/unopened hygiene and personal care items. People can drop off the donations today through noon on August 29 at any YWCA location:
•         Headquarters – 305 Wood St., Downtown Pittsburgh
•         Homewood-Brushton Community Center – 6907 Frankstown Ave.
•         North Office – Two Allegheny Center, Building Two, 4th floor, Northside Pittsburgh
•         South Office – Keystone Commons, 635 Braddock Ave, 2nd floor, East Pittsburgh

For the list of items needed by the shelters, go to www.ywcapgh.org.

“The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is pleased to partner with the Pittsburgh Pirates for a third year to raise awareness around domestic violence prevention,” said Magdeline E. Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh. “One of the YWCA’s national priorities is educating the community about the existence and elimination of violence against women and children.”

Domestic violence impacts countless women and children in southwestern Pennsylvania; educating the public and providing community resources are critical steps in eliminating abuse.  The organizations welcome all those interested in learning more about the impact of domestic violence, and invite the community to join this educational event and work to end all forms of violence against women.

For the past three years, this community partnership has served as a kick-off event for the national YWCA Week Without Violence campaign, held this year on October 21-27, 2012. For more information or questions, contact Mell Steven Cosnek at 412-255-1466 ormstevencosnek@ywcapgh.org.

The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is a women’s membership movement committed to the elimination of racism and the economic empowerment of women and girls.  To learn more about the YWCA’s programs and services, visit www.ywcapgh.org or call 412-391-5100.


Laura Harwin
Director of Development and Marketing
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
305 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 255-1279 (phone)
(412) 391-5109 (fax)

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