(Augusta, Ga) – The Paine College Community recently rallied together to make the holiday season more enjoyable for those who are in need. Paine College partnered with SafeHomes of Augusta and generously contributed holiday gifts for families who are victims and children of domestic violence.
“Paine College is committed to supporting the greater community during this holiday season. We are proud of the rich heritage of community involvement demonstrated by the generosity of faculty and staff through this annual event,” said Dr. Tina Marshall-Bradley, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.
The faculty and staff of Paine College contributed to four families from Safehomes of Augusta, which is an organization that is committed to ending domestic violence in our community as well as in the lives of individuals. Its mission is to transform victims of domestic violence into survivors.
“This is such an exciting time for us and it is always so heartwarming when the community reaches out to our victims and their families,” said Christina Williams, of SafeHomes of Augusta.
In 1983, the first SafeHomes shelter was opened. A total of 80 women were helped that year. By 1985, the number had grown to more than 500 women. Today, Safehomes of Augusta impacts the lives of more than 1000 women and children each year.
The generosity of the faculty and staff speaks to the College's core value, "service". The faculty and staff opt to give to charity during the College's annual holiday social hosted by Drs. George and Tina Bradley instead of exchanging gifts between one another. This tradition displays the institution’s history and commitment to service to the community, nation and the world.
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Photo caption: Gifts for the four adopted families from SafeHomes of Augusta on behalf of the Paine College Community.