Thanks to the generosity of a network of women helping women, gifts will help brighten the spirits of the women at HOPE, Inc., a shelter for the victims of domestic violence and a United Way of Marion County agency.
On Nov. 29, the women of FSU and Pierpont (female faculty, staff members, alumnae, retirees, board members and their spouses or partners) gathered at the Shaw House (President’s House) for A Holiday Tea and brought gifts for women at HOPE, Inc.
Because of groups like this one, every woman and child at the shelter will receive a Christmas gift. The women of HOPE are in need of items such as underwear, sleepwear, slippers, jewelry, lotions, make-up and umbrellas. Gifts should be wrapped and labeled as to their size and contents. For more information, call the HOPE hotline at (304) 367-1100.
Pictured from left to right are Amie Fazalare, an FSU employee and a member of the HOPE Board of Directors; Harriet Sutton, Executive Director of HOPE; Jean Bolyard, a retired Pierpont faculty member; FSU President Maria Rose; and HOPE staff members Raymond Beziak and Michele McCord.