November 17th, 2014
THE PEACE TREE
With an art purchase at Gallery MAR, you can select an item on the Peace Tree that will be donated to Peace House in your name.
Calling art aficionados with an interest in helping Peace House!
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Gallery MAR (436 Main Street) will donate an item selected by each art buyer from the Peace Tree, to Peace House. The Peace Tree bears all different types of “fruit,” from “new pillows” and “new adult backpacks” to “new women’s winter boots’’ and “an assortment of storage bins.” After purchasing your art, pick a piece from the Peace Tree and it will be donated to Peace House in your honor. The project will continue through the month of October—Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Gallery MAR shows the art of well-known local regional like Bridgette Meinhold and Amy Ringholz. Find out more by going to GalleryMar.com.
Peace House provides a safe haven for women and their children when they have no other viable option to escape domestic violence. The shelter provides temporary safe housing for families while they acquire the skills and resources necessary to start their lives anew, free from violence and fear.
Last year 44 women and 66 children found safety at the Peace House shelter where they were protected from domestic violence for 2,800 days of shelter, a substantial increase over the year previous.