Shopping to help domestic violence victims
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)--- Shoppers are prepping for the Super Bowl helped victims of domestic violence Saturday during an event called Shop and Share.
Volunteers collected items for domestic violence shelters at Kroger stores across the state. The donations will go to places like The Center for Women and Families in Louisville. The center helps nearly 800 women and families escape abuse every year. The collection includes items such as diapers, wipes, bottles, shampoos, and deodorant.
"Sometimes when a family comes to us, they come with nothing but the clothes on their back So if we're able to give them something to even just start, when they show up here, it can just feel really good to somebody to not have to ask for that stuff and it's just there available for them," said Tamara Reif, The Center for Women and Families.
Last year, the drive raised $782,000 in goods and donations for domestic violence shelters.