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Ms. Molly Foundation: Providing Help, Hope and Healing

It’s happening again.

Just today, December 27, two days after Christmas, two cases of alleged domestic violence are in the news: a Milwaukee police officer is arrested in connection with the shooting death of his wife (also an officer on the same force) and a former New York Yankees’ player is accused of assaulting his wife at home on Christmas morning.

While we don’t know the details and do know that all accused parties are innocent until proven guilty, the accusation of two high-profile cases breaking on the same day “brings home” the shocking truth — domestic violence continues to plague our society. We’re all tempted to turn away and move on to happier news.

But the Ms. Molly Foundation isn’t turning away from the issue of domestic violence. The foundation exists solely to address this terrible societal problem. The Ms. Molly Foundation supports the shelters where victims of domestic violence find help, hope and healing. The Ms. Molly Foundation works to prevent and eliminate domestic violence. That’s why the foundation was charted as a 501c3 nonprofit organization 16 years ago by David and Karen McKinnon, the owners of Molly Maid, Inc.

We at the Ms. Molly Foundation are so grateful to our supporters for their generosity. We recently wrapped up our 2012 “Make A Difference Drive,” raising $234,100 with the terrific support of Molly Maid franchise owners, customers, vendors and employees of Service Brands International at the home office in Ann Arbor, Mich. Because of the “Make A Difference Drive,” the Ms. Molly Foundation sent checks to 138 domestic violence and sexual assault shelters in 2012.

Now, we are looking forward to 2013. Today, we are at 26 percent of our “Bold Step Forward” Campaign to raise $25,000 to build our capacity to increase funding to the country’s domestic violence shelters by 50 percent in 2013. Special thanks go to our Keystone Sponsor, the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, and to Cornerstone Club Members Gail Scott and Virginia and Gordon Nordby, for their generous gifts.

In this final week of 2012, there is still time to make a gift to the Ms. Molly Foundation, a gift that will make a difference in the lives of so many, helping victims of domestic violence become survivors.

Here’s how you can help:

  • ONLINE :: Donate at the Ms. Molly Foundation website
  • MAIL :: Send a check to: Ms. Molly Foundation, 3948 Ranchero Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
  • PHONE :: Call Char Luttrell, Ms. Molly Development Director, at 734-822-6211, to discuss donating secutities and stocks

Thank you! And have a happy New Year!