Evening of Empowerment

This event was created by the Collin County Crime Victims Council to help crime survivors by providing access to resources necessary to continue to heal so they can move from victim to survivor.

About This Year’s Event

 

WHO BENEFITS

The Evening of Empowerment event is held exclusively for Collin County crime survivors.

WHAT IS THE Evening of Empowerment EVENT?

This event was created by the Collin County Crime Victims Council to help crime survivors by providing access to resources necessary to continue to heal so they can move from victim to survivor.

With childcare provided, attendees will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy themselves. As they wander through the event, they can chat with legal representatives, connect with mental health and counseling resources, get a haircut, pick up household supplies such as cleaning products and diapers, enjoy a nice meal and shop for themselves and/or their children – FOR FREE. This event is made possible by the generosity of people like YOU in our community.

WHY

We help women RISE! With 35% of our clients impacted by crime (such as domestic violence, child abuse, rape, assault and even murder), we see the devastating physical, financial and emotional impact of crime on women and children every day. We hope to give survivors a heavy dose of community love, sisterhood and access to resources they need to heal.

In EXPOW terms, we like to think of this program as a giant bear hug from the community. You know, the kind of hug that lifts you from the ground when you see your bestie and they run to you and squeeze soooo tightly. Although you can barely breathe, you still muster a smile from ear to ear. Your spirits are instantly lifted and no matter what your facing, it seems more possible than it did before. That’s the feeling we want these women and children to have. We hope that with all of the resources there, that’s exactly the way they will feel, full of hope and possibility.

So when the Collin County Crime Victims Council asked us to partner with them on this event, we said YES because we knew we could count on YOU, our generous community, to help.

How to Get Involved 

WHERE

• EVENT: To protect the safety of attendees, the event location is confidential.

• DROP OFF LOCATION AFTER COLLECTION: EXPOW – 190 E. Stacy Rd., Ste. 1614

Allen, TX 75002, located in The Village at Allen.

Deadline to Collect Items

Bring donated items to EXPOW (see address below) Email [email protected] to organize drop off time Sort, fold & hang donated items for event

• July 24: Donation Deadline*

ARE DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes! EXPOW is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

WHERE ARE THE OTHER DROP OFF LOCATIONS?

There are drop off locations across Collin County.

• You can see the drop off addresses here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=11N9QUPXxW4xr4Npx1Q81u3myAKMHsJFP&usp=sharing

WHAT ITEMS ARE YOU COLLECTING?

• NEW or LIKE-NEW – Women’s clothing, handbags and jewelry

• NEW or LIKE-NEW – Children’s clothing

CAN I DONATE SHOES?

We are not accepting shoes at this time.

WHAT IF I CAN’T COLLECT OR DROP COLLECTED ITEMS OFF AT THE TIMES NOTED?

That’s okay. Just email us at [email protected] to make other arrangements.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I FIND SOMEONE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING OR HELPING IN OTHER WAYS?

Your outreach is probably the reason for their interest, so thank you! You can just send them to EXPOW. The email address that is checked most often, by multiple people is [email protected] Just shoot us a note on who’s interested with their contact info, and we will reach out.

WHAT IF SOMEONE WANTS TO DONATE?

They can donate on www.expow.org. If they put ‘empower’ in the notes, we’ll allocate these donations to supporting survivors.