Ms. Molly Foundation Kicks-Off Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Ms. Molly FoundationMolly Maid created our Ms. Molly Foundation in 1996 to support victims of domestic violence. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month and our businesses across the country are organizing fund-raising events and supporting local shelters and safehouses.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, domestic violence is more prevalent than most people think. Molly Maid is working to raise awareness of one of the most underreported crimes in this country.

Did you know?

One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

  • An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  • Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
  • Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.

The following events taking place this week are a sampling of Molly Maid franchisees getting involved in their local communities:

Dave and Mary Dickinson of Chapel Hill, N.C. are hosting a “Grapes for Good 2010” fundraiser to benefit Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County on Oct. 15.

Chrishelle Eugene of Fredericksburg, Va.  is holding a car wash / drive on Oct. 16 in the parking lot of the Rappahannock Council On Domestic Violence Office.

Tim Rixstine of Bloomington-Normal, Ill. has teamed up with Neville House for the 1st Annual “Taking Steps to End Domestic Violence” run/walk on Oct. 17. To find out more about the story behind this event, click here.

Marshall and Kim Patton of Midland, Texas are hosting the 2nd Annual “Concert of Hope” on Oct. 17 to benefit SAFE PLACE of the Permian Basin.

To find out more information on domestic violence statistics, visit our website.

Some houses need to be cleaned with tender loving care. Molly Maid and the Ms. Molly Foundation, with the help of people like you, are making a difference in the lives of women and children who have been victimized by domestic violence. The Ms. Molly Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, and your gift is tax-deductable.

Please donate today!

by Molly Maid