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The Center for Women and Families collecting gift cards for abuse victims

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's an initiative that involves giving gift cards to victims of abuse.

The Center for Women and Families wants to collect $25,000 worth of gift cards.

They will help around 1,500 families this holiday season who've survived physical and sexual violence.

The remaining cards will help families throughout the year.

Center officials say gift cards empower families to buy what they want or need this Christmas.

"Oftentimes, when we talk to folks about the gift cards, they're like 'Well, that just doesn't seem like a meaningful thing to give.' Some people don't think of gift cards as that. I'd rather give something, but for us, it's the most meaningful thing you could do, is give one of our residents a gift card," said Jeanine Triplett, a spokesperson for The Center for Women and Families.

Gas and grocery cards are also welcome. The cards should have a value of at least $25.

The cards can be dropped off at any Republic Bank location or at the center through December 20.

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