Supporter Spotlight
Summer Interns at Sanctuary

As thermometers hit triple digits a few weeks ago, Sanctuary’s 25 summer interns trekked through the Bronx to visit Sanctuary's Sarah Burke House, the largest transitional shelter in New York State, and the Bronx Family Justice Center. Visiting two locations that are so vital to Sanctuary's clients and their wellbeing was both emotional and educational.

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Zero Tolerance: A Volunteer Perspective

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For the fifth summer in a row, Sanctuary welcomes a student from the College of the Holy Cross as their Volunteer Program Summer Intern. Paige Wesson, a junior Psychology major, recounts her experience at this year's Zero Tolerance Benefit.

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Mothers Council Initiatives

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The Mothers Council is a group of women who are interested in supporting Sanctuary for Families’ work, while teaching their own children about the importance of service and giving back. Led by co-chairs Holly Lipton and Mary Cannon, the Mothers Council creates service and philanthropic opportunities to harness the personal and professional resources of this dynamic group of women.

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WilmerHale Client Day

Earlier this year, Sanctuary for Families was chosen as a charitable partner by Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.  The firm’s New York office has been a longtime committed supporter of Sanctuary’s legal work with attorneys providing pro-bono assistance to Sanctuary’s Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services. As part of this expanded relationship, WilmerHale’s employees will now also engage in a number of non-legal projects throughout the next two years.

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Office Operations Workshop Volunteers

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It is an exciting time for Sanctuary’s Economic Empowerment Program as they wrap up the pilot session of their Office Operations Workshop (OOW). This new program for clients would not have been possible without the extensive volunteer support of individuals and corporate partners alike.

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Say Yes to the (Prom) Dress
On May 10, 2011, sisters from the Alpha Beta NYC Alumnae Chapter of Omega Phi Beta helped our teen clients get ready for prom by providing dresses and manicures at a very special event.
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The Knitting Circle

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Since its founding in April 2005, the Knitting Circle has provided a safe, comforting meeting space in the often stressful lives of domestic violence survivors.

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Back to School Events
Although it feels like summer just began, the new school year is just around the corner! Sanctuary for Families' annual back to school events are a fun way to kick off the year for both moms, kids and volunteers.
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Read Across America
This spring, in celebration of Read Across America, the students of Reynolds School in Upper Saddle River, NJ collected new and gently used books in an effort to spread their love of reading to others.
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Zero Tolerance: A Volunteer Perspective

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For the fourth summer in a row, Sanctuary welcomes a student from the College of the Holy Cross as their Volunteer Program Summer Intern. Read as Laura Allen, a senior studying Art History, gives a personal account about her experiences at this year’s Zero Tolerance Benefit.

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