This week, we hosted a private shopping event for a women’s charitable giving group, the G.E.M.S., short for Giving Empowers My Sisters. This group of women meets once a month to discuss some of the needs within the Oshkosh community. SInce the birth of their group, they have been able to impact many non-profits with their donations of time and money. The G.E.M.S hold a special spot in their hearts for women and children and for families who are seeking shelter from violent situations.
The Christine Ann Abuse Shelter of Oshkosh is the local resource for victims of abuse. They provide services and shelter to many families throughout the year. Blankets were identified as a shelter need, so during our event, with every $25 purchase we promised to donate a blanket. We are beyond thrilled to be sending 100 blankets over to the shelter!
It is moments like these, when community members come together for a purpose, that inspires us to keep moving in a direction that enables us to give back to the Oshkosh community. Thank you GEMS for your commitment to helping women and children in our community and thank you Christine Ann for offering a safe place for those impacted by domestic violence.