The Triangle Chapter of AWRT supports INTERACT, a shelter for domestic violence and sexual assault. The INTERACT shelter houses women and their children for a limited time and helps them start a new life on their own. At each monthly luncheon, AWRT collects items needed at the shelter. Over the past year, we have donated paper products, children's toys, medicine, cleaning supplies and personal products, to name a few. During the holiday season, we adopted 3 families and bought gifts for the mom's and the children through the generous donations of local professionals in the broadcast industry. Happy birthday brother images included everything from toaster ovens and bed linens to stocking stuffers and gift certificates.

Items you might not find valuable could be very useful to INTERACT. For instance, if you travel, save all of your soaps, lotions, shampoo, etc. from your hotel stay and donate them to INTERACT. While INTERACT does not accept used clothing, they would welcome items like small lamps, books, magazines, video tapes, kitchen utensils, etc. Please make sure any items you wish to donate are in good working order.

If you have a question or need information about INTERACT please contact:

Cherie Connelly, 571-7112
Susan Lucas, 872-2854