Four-year old Tommy and his mom Ann (names changed for their protection) had been couch surfing for as long as he was alive-- ever since Ann had fled an abusive partner. With help from Exodus Housing, Ann was able to get into an apartment and furnish it. The first time Tommy walked into his bedroom, furnished by Exodus Housing with Toy Story themed sheets, pillows, a poster, and more, he asked permission to sit on his bed. The Case Manager explained this was his room now and everything in it belonged to him. Tommy didn't understand and asked "But just until we leave, right?" His mom Ann told him they wouldn't have to leave, this was their new home.
The next time the Case Manager visited, Tommy invited her to come sit on his bed with him, and with a big grin explained to her that this was his bedroom and everything in the room belonged to him. For the first time, Ann was able to give her son his very own room in their very own home.
YOU can help families like Ann and Tommy by participating in Exodus Housing's 4th annual Take the Plunge against Domestic Violence fundraising event.
What: Take the Plunge against Domestic Violence
When: Saturday, October 26th, Plunge at 11 am, Registration opens at 10am
Where: Allan Yorke Park, 7203 W. Tapps Hwy E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
- Take the Plunge- $50
- Immunity Plunge- $75
- Youth Splash (13-18)- $10
- Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Can't make it to the event or just hate cold water? You can still participate by making a donation at http://exodushousing.org/donate/
How your donation helps:
$50.......Will buy a family pots and pans or a dish set and silverware
$75.......Will provide a bus pass for an adult to get to work
$100.....Will provide a vacuum cleaner and supplies for a family
$150.....Will provide furniture for a family
$250.....Will provide books and educational training for an adult
$500.....Will provide new beds and bedding for a family of two
Questions? Send an email at maddison@ExodusHousing.org