Domestic Violence Non-Profit Will Partner With Local Grocery Stores in Burlington and Mount Pleasant for Goods Drive During Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Burlington, Iowa: The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) will host a Shop for Safety donation drive on October 26th, 2022 from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM. Participating stores include both HyVee locations in Burlington (3140 W Agency St and 939 Angular St) and the HyVee in Mount Pleasant (1700 E Washington St).
DVIP volunteers and staff will be onsite at each location to solicit donations for the organization’s most needed items. The goods collected at this event will provide hygiene items, household cleaning supplies, and gift cards for over 900 individuals the agency serves in their southern service region each year.
“In-kind donations are a crucial part of our work in helping victim-survivors,” said Alta Medea, Director of Community Engagement. “By providing folks with the basic necessities we, as a community, can allow them to focus on their next steps to safety.”
DVIP has reported a dramatic increase in the number of individuals served in their southern tier of counties. Ms. Medea explained, “In the past year DVIP assisted 929 individuals in our rural areas. This number has increased 38% YOY. An increase of this size means we need more resources to serve victim/survivors in our community.”
How can you help?
- Volunteer: DVIP is seeking new volunteers for events throughout the year. Individuals interested in volunteer opportunities can fill out this form: https://dvipiowa.org/volunteer-application-form/
- Shop: You can view DVIP’s Top Needs List here: https://dvipiowa.org/top-ten-needs/ Please call to schedule a drop-off appointment.
- Donate: You can donate and learn more about the Domestic Violence Intervention Program by visiting their website at dvipiowa.org/donate
About the Domestic Violence Intervention Program: The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) provides comprehensive services to victim/survivors of intimate partner violence. For over 40 years, DVIP has offered support, resources, and safety to individuals in an eight-county service region which includes Cedar, Des Moines, Henry, Iowa, Lee, Johnson, Washington, and Van Buren counties. DVIP’s services include a 24/7/365 hotline, safety planning, advocacy, trauma-informed counseling, emergency pet programs, and more. Individuals who need help should call our hotline at 1-800-373-1043.