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Wise Women Raise More Than $1,000 for Domestic Violence Services

'Strong for the Holidays' event benefited Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA.

A roomful of Wise Women from across the South Hills and beyond helped to raise more than $1,000 to help domestic violence victims and children who seek assistance from Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA during the first “Strong for the Holidays” event that took place last month.

Attendees of the event, hosted by Upper St. Clair resident Kim Epp Frenette on behalf of an e-Journal she launched last year called Wise Women of the South Hills, also collected three boxes of necessity items such as toiletries, socks and small gifts for women and children, who seek shelter at DVSSP.

“The Wise Women website is all about inspiring, energizing and connecting women. One of our goals for this event, in addition to raising much-needed funds, was to do just that for other women and children who need our help,” Frenette said.

The event featured key speakers Julie Ann Sullivan from Learning Never Ends, who discussed ways to have more happy holidays with less stress, and Susan Wagner of Voila Interior Style, who offered tips on holiday decorating. 

In addition, there were several gift basket auctions and vendors who had holiday merchandise for sale.

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