Shelter Our Sisters, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle and County Executive Kathleen Donovan invite you to a Candlelight Vigil to Remember Bergen County Victims of Domestic Violence.
Recently, Bergen County has lost four beloved people to the ultimate act of domestic violence. http://www.northjersey.com/news/Four_deaths_in_Bergen_County_share_tragic_link_to_domestic_violence.html
In honor of them and the countless other victims and survivors we will gather to mourn and reaffirm our commitment to end abuse and violence.
Please gather at the Shelter Our Sisters Pathway near parking lot 4 of Van Saun County Park, Paramus at 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday, December 4th Please pass this information on to family, friends and coworkers.
Holiday Happenings at Shelter Our Sisters
The Holidays are quickly approaching and there are many ways you can help!
Shelter Our Sisters is about to embark on its annual Holiday Gift-Wrapping "Fun"draiser! We invite you, your company, your family, or organization to join us!
Here’s how it works… Patrons of various retail locations bring holiday gifts to our gift-wrapping table. SOS elves wrap the gifts and in return, shoppers make a donation to SOS. 2013 locations include: Garden State Plaza, Chef Central, and Barnes & Noble stores located in Hackensack and Paramus. If you are part of an organization or company we ask you to consider covering one or two days at one of the locations. Please pay particular consideration to the week of November 30th-December 7th at Garden State Plaza. All shifts are a minimum of two hours. Teenagers are welcome to participate, only if an adult is present.
Please review the available slots for the following locations and let us know when you’d like to help (at the bottom of each calendar are tabs for Nov and Dec dates):
Barnes and Noble – Rt. 17 South, Paramus
Barnes and Noble- Rt. 4, Riverside Square, Hackensack
Chef Central, Rt. 17 North, Paramus
Garden State Plaza Rt. 4 and 17, Paramus
If you have any questions or you need additional information please contact Gervonn Rice, Director of Volunteer Services at email@example.com. We look forward to having you join us in this “fun”draiser!
Is there someone on your holiday list that is difficult to shop for – has everything, nothing ever fits, very picky, etc.? The Development office has a great solution for you – an SOS holiday donation card. The card has holiday artwork on the front done by a child who stayed in the shelter. Inside the message is:
For the holidays, a donation was made in your honor to Shelter Our Sisters.
Wishing you peace and joy throughout the holiday season and a Happy New Year
The price of the cards is as follows:
1-15 cards $10 ea
16-30 $ 9 ea
31-60 $ 8 ea
61+ $ 7.50 ea
Below is the front of this year's card:
The cards can be mailed to you or you can send your list to us and we will mail them for you. To order cards contact Jean Kirch, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-498-9247 x301.
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We are pleased to announce that on October 7, 2013, elected officials, board members, staff and supporters gathered in Rochelle Park at the future site of the new Shelter Our Sisters (SOS) facility. This event launched, “Building for the Future: Safety, Strength & Hope: A Campaign to Meet the Growing Needs of Domestic Violence Victims.” Our goal to raise $2 million in funds for the building purchase and renovation will support a new outreach center, a permanent home for Project Child and hub for all the non-emergency services SOS provides. This new home for Shelter Our Sisters will enable us to reach more women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Visit our Gallery for photos of the event and the building. You can help by donating now.
We are Bergen County, New Jersey's leading full-service 501c3 agency for victims of domestic violence and the only agency in bergen County that provides emergency shelter.
Our mission is to assist women and children victims of emotional, economic, sexual and/or physical abuse. The agency provides emergency and transitional housing, emotional support, and a diversified continuum of services focused on safety, empowerment, and self-sufficiency. Through community partnerships, SOS raises awareness, provides services, and educates community members about domestic violence.