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Planned Parenthood Collecting Goods for Domestic Violence Shelters in January

Published: 01.12.11| Updated: 01.12.11

MICHIGAN – In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of non-violence, helping those in need, and giving back to our communities; Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) is collecting donations for domestic violence shelters in our local communities throughout the month of January. Together with Planned Parenthood affiliates across Michigan, PPWNM is participating in this special project in honor of the late Dr. King Jr.’s birthday, January 15, and national holiday, January 17. 

“We see the result of domestic violence and sexual abuse at our Planned Parenthood health centers on a regular basis, so we want to show our support for victims with this project,” said PPWNM Vice President of Medical Services Bridget White. “Often women fleeing from domestic violence situations leave with nothing. That’s why this donation drive to help stock local abuse shelters is so important,” White added. 

PPWNM is collecting a variety of needed items through January 31, 2011:
       • Feminine Hygiene Products
       • Bath and Beauty Supplies
       • School Supplies
       • Baby Products
       • Winter Accessories (gloves, hats, scarves)
       • Non-perishable Food Items 

Donations can be dropped off at any Planned Parenthood health center in Michigan during regular business hours. Donated goods will remain in the local communities where they are collected. 

PPWNM health centers are located in the following Michigan cities: Big Rapids, Ionia, Grand Rapids, Marquette, Muskegon, Petoskey, Traverse City, and Wyoming. Learn more about us online at ppwnm.org. 
 
Who: Planned Parenthood health centers across Michigan
What: Collecting donations of much-needed goods for local domestic violence shelters
When: Now through January 31, 2011
Where: Drop off at any Planned Parenthood in Michigan during business hours
Why: In honor of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on January 15, and
the MLK National Day of Service on January 17

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Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan provides reproductive health care and sexuality education services with locations in eight Michigan cities. Learn more at www.ppwnm.org.

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