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Theresa Mayer, Libby Rudolf, Lilli Rudolf, Hilary Smith, Angelina Smith and David Walker help collect items in the linen drive. Not pictured are Juanita Johnson, Kay Reimers and Elizabeth Smith, who are also helping. (Submitted photo)

Youth linen drive aids women’s shelter

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Throughout the month of November, the youth at the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs are collecting linens for the Family Violence Protection Center of Greene County, a women’s shelter, in Xenia.

The Greene County Domestic Violence Project began in a two-bedroom apartment in Yellow Springs in 1979 and the shelter moved to its first house in Xenia in 1980.  After several years and a few moves, the center has made its home in the newly renovated Xenia Grace Chapel.  The agency provides comprehensive, holistic services to victims of domestic violence and any children they bring.

The Presbyterian youth are collecting white twin sheets or crib sheets, white towels, hand towels, washcloths, twin mattress pads, white robes and blankets.  These items can be dropped off to the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs, Monday–Friday,  9 a.m.– noon. With the exception of blankets, donated items should be white, so that laundering at the center remains easy. Donated items should be new.  Cash donations will also be accepted, and checks may be made out to “Family Violence Protection Center.”

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