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My Sisters' Place Sets Goal Of $10,000 For #GivingTuesday Event

Scarsdale police officials dropping off donations to My Sisters' Place in 2014. The Westchester County organization, which fights domestic violence, is asking people to participate in #GivingTuesday.
Scarsdale police officials dropping off donations to My Sisters' Place in 2014. The Westchester County organization, which fights domestic violence, is asking people to participate in #GivingTuesday. Photo Credit: Scarsdale PD

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- My Sisters’ Place, a White Plains-based organization that works to fight domestic violence, is on a mission to raise $10,000 on or by Tuesday.

#GivingTuesday, My Sisters’ Place officials said, is a "global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy."

Citing cuts proposed by Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino, Karen Cheeks-Lomax chief executive officer of MSP, said the 38-year-old organization’s funding needs are greater than ever before.

In the past year alone, it has reached more than 5,500 youths through its domestic violence education and prevention program, Cheeks-Lomax said.

But that’s nothing compared to the more than 10,000 individuals and families that it serves, she added.

Cheeks-Lomax asked those who want to support MSP on #GivingTursday to join the social media conversations on LinkedIn, Twitter @MSPNY and Facebook/mysistersplaceny.

They can, she said, watch for and share the following hashtags to spread the word about the day of philanthropy: #GivingTuesday, #MSPNYGiving and #MSPImpact.

They can inspire their networks to give and tell the world why MSP’s critical services and programs are important.

Those services and programs include, Cheeks-Lomax said a 24/7 crisis hotline; two emergency residential shelters;, one-on-one and group counseling for adults and children; a Center for Legal Services; professional outreach; and a vibrant tween/teen education and prevention program.

For information about MSP’s resources, click here or call (800)- 298-SAFE (7233).

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