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Not “just” a lunch box

Categories: From the CEO

By Madeleine Keegan O’Connell, Chief Executive Officer

A lunchbox. It seems like a simple item for a child to have, but for Gabriella*, the lunchbox we gave her (funded by caring supporters such as you!) was the first one she ever had.

Gabriella is a bright third grader, who lives with her mom and three siblings in our confidential Safe House Shelter. They are survivors of domestic violence.  A lunchbox, made this little girl feel like she is like the other kids at school. She is no longer the girl who gets “free lunch” and keeps secrets about her life. Now she can be like her friends at school.

Together we are ending domestic violence in our community and providing lunchboxes.

*not her real name

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