New Britain dealership collecting for Crandall Center

Published on Saturday, 2 December 2017 21:53
Written by Angie DeRosa

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN - Papa’s Jeep Ram is accepting donations until Dec. 18 to benefit the Prudence Crandall Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.

Items including twin sheets, twin comforters, dish sets, silverware sets, cleaning supplies, toiletries and pajamas are needed to help victims get re-established in a nonviolent setting.

“Charitable drives like this one make a huge difference in our ability to help the women, men and children who are victims of domestic violence,” Barbara Damon, executive director of the Prudence Crandall Center, said. “

The Prudence Crandall Center opened in 1973 with a mission of providing comprehensive services for the victims of domestic violence. As a nonprofit health center, the Prudence Crandall Center is always in need of household items.

“The Prudence Crandall Center is the oldest domestic violence center in the state, serving nine Connecticut towns. Their needs are great, not just at the holidays, but all year long. We hope we can collect enough items to carry them through 2018,” Domenic Papa, president of Papa’s Jeep Ram, said.

The center offers shelter, housing and support services needed to provide practical, long-term solutions to the challenges faced by victims. 

It serves New Britain, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth and Southington.

Other items needed for donation are: bed pillows; large bath towels; kitchen towels, sponges and pot holders; $25 gift cards to Stop & Shop, Target and Walmart; children’s winter boots and coats; boys underwear and socks; and laundry detergent and baskets.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Business, New Britain on Saturday, 2 December 2017 21:53. Updated: Saturday, 2 December 2017 21:56.