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Dine In to Help End Domestic Violence Print E-mail
by Sharon Adams    Sat, Sep 19, 2009, 01:48 PM

You don't have to go anywhere and you get to choose your own meal:

New Beginning Center, a non-profit agency providing services for victims of domestic violence, recently launched a new fundraiser unlike any other – Dine In to End Domestic Violence™.  In partnership with Central Market, WFAA-TV/Channel 8 and BBVA Compass, the non-event event focuses on selling meals for two prepared by Central Market and delivering them to homes or offices, Tuesday October 6.  Purchasers will have the option of four entrees, which include Beef Stroganoff, Pecan Crusted Chicken, Grilled Salmon and Vegetable Lasagna.  All orders must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, October 2 to guarantee delivery the following Tuesday and are priced at $75 per meal unit.

After seeing a rapid decline in event revenue for live and silent auction types of events, the agency focused on what would generate awareness while still engaging donors.  The concept is to make it really easy for really busy people who might not otherwise wish to attend a large function.

Since 1983, New Beginning Center has provided services and programs for families who are victims of domestic violence in the northeast sector of Dallas County and Rockwall County.  The primary service areas are Lakewood, Vickery Meadow, Casa Linda, Casa View, Lake Highlands, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, Rowlett and Rockwall.  The mission of the agency is to provide shelter, safety and education for those affected by domestic violence.  The program primarily consists of an Emergency Shelter, Victims Outreach Program, Community Education Department and Transitional Housing. Click on the graph below to go to the website.


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written by Dave , September 20, 2009

About 50% of domestic violence inflicted on an adult is done by the woman against the man. Women are more likely as a group to inflict domestic violence on children than men. Why all this gender biggot language about men?

written by Sharon , September 20, 2009

Thank you for your input. The phrasing was taken directly from the New Beginning Center's press release. In the agency's website, they use the word "families" when they speak of victims of domestic violence. I agree. So I've changed this article to read accordingly.

Perhaps contacting them would encourage them to revise their wording in the future. Here is the contact information for the press representative who sent me the release:
Lauren Birman, Special Events/Publications Coordinator, New Beginning Center, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

written by brenner , September 21, 2009

Actually Dave's comments are not accurate. If you further research the subject,over 90% of victims of domestic violence are women and children, no where close to 50%. Don't where your facts came from - care to share?

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