The YWCA of Northwest Georgia, along with the Cobb County district attorney and solicitor general’s offices team up for a candlelight vigil from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight on the Marietta Square, to remember those who have lost their lives to domestic violence.
The event is themed “In Her Shoes.”
In related news, Little Quilts in Marietta has made a heartfelt donation to the YWCA of Northwest Georgia, which operates a shelter and serves domestic violence victims.
The shop has given a $450 donation and two handmade quilts to be auctioned at the 2011 Tribute to Women of Achievement event in March.
“The idea started when one of our customers brought in excess fabric stashes lying around her sewing room, ” said Laura Watson of Little Quilts. “Instead of just throwing out the fabric, we decided to offer the fabric to our customers for $5 per pound, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the YWCA’s shelter.”
The two donated quilts, assembled by volunteers, were made with additional bits of extra fabric.
“There are many parallels to how Little Quilts was able to make something beautiful from pieces of fabric and how the YWCA of Northwest Georgia helps so many women and children of domestic violence and sexual assault pick up the pieces to make their lives whole again, ” said Holly Comer, chief executive officer of the organization.
Looking ahead, volunteers Aleigha Butler and Gayle Cozzo, partnering with First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, will host a fundraiser luncheon at 1 p.m. Oct. 30. Tickets are $10 and the event will be held at The Warehouse, 68 N Marietta Pkwy.
The event will feature a silent auction as well. For tickets call Gayle at 770-329-1256, Aleigha at 404-643-9751 or e-mail cozzog@casgacom.