Dublin, OH (PressExposure) December 10, 2008 -- This holiday season, the distressed economy is proving especially painful for those who are among the nationâs most vulnerable - residents of battered womenâs shelters.
Donations are down, and shelters are having a hard time providing the most basic of necessities to residents of homeless shelters - socks, coats, and other warm clothing.
Businessman Mike Figliuolo, owner of Thought Leaders LLC, is making it easy for people to donate to The Turning Point Domestic Abuse Shelter, where even a few dollars will make the difference between a child having warm mittens this winter or suffering from the cold.
"These families and children have already been traumatized by domestic violence,â Figliuolo said. âThey've found shelter from that tragedy. Unfortunately, these children face the prospect of a sockless, coatless, and joyless holiday season. We're determined to try to keep that from happening."
While many more fortunate families are able to put piles of presents containing the latest gadgets under their childrenâs Christmas trees this year, children at the shelter are literally hoping for warm socks, and parents are hoping for pots and pans so they can cook for their children once they find a home.
To make it easy for people to donate to those in need, Figliuolo has put up a donation page on his blog, where with the click of a button on the upper right hand side of the page, anyone can make the difference between a familyâs Christmas being grim and joyless and being filled with cheer this holiday season.
To donate, please go to:
"Many of us are fortunate enough to have the means to access the Internet to read this news. These families struggle to pay for socks. While we complain that the barista didn't make our gourmet coffee hot enough, these kids go through life trying to stay warm this winter without a good coat. Many of us have the means to help. I'd love to see others step up and make a difference."