For the month of May, Palmer's Market has set up a ‘giving tree’ for shoppers to donate toward domestic violence victims. Those interested in donating can pick a “leaf” off the tree and bring to the cash register.
In 2018, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC), based in Stamford and Norwalk, provided services to over 3,789 clients and sheltered 414 individuals in their SafeHouses, 228 of whom were with children in the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Weston, Westport and Wilton.
“When I met with DVCC Development Director, Boardie Kurz, I wondered how we could help” said Cindy Palmer Dean. As Boardie explained, many victims of domestic violence are afraid to seek help, and are not even sure where to turn to get help. Being a prominent business in Darien, Palmer thought they could raise awareness for the organization and help them raise funds to continue their mission. DVCC provides direct services including legal advocacy, counseling, economic solutions, and temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence. $25 provides diapers for one baby for a week
The DVCC will receive 100% of the donations. Those unable to come into Palmer’s can call and make donations over the phone at 203-655-2077.
DVCC is committed to providing services, support and education for the prevention and elimination of domestic violence in Connecticut and beyond. DVCC is the only domestic violence agency recognized by the CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) serving the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Weston, Westport and Wilton.