We are so grateful for how the community has stepped forward this month to better the lives of the women and children in our programs. As the children from our shelter attend their first week back at school, we want to thank the donors who provided school supplies and uniforms for them. Whelan Security Team, Danielle Battle, and the Delta Pi chapter of Gamma Phi Delta were instrumental in ensuring everyone had backpacks, school supplies, and uniforms for their first day of school.

DC students also offered their support: students from Reach Inc's Teen Philanthropy Challenge selected My Sister's Place to be one of seven local charities they highlighted and raised money for. Students presented on domestic violence and MSP's programs and services, and won a $500 grant to benefit MSP. We are so touched by their passion and advocacy. Additionally, students from Howard University used their Day of Service to give our Shelter a fresh coat of paint from top to bottom. The shelter now looks homier than ever, and we couldn't have done it without them!

We are so appreciative of the volunteers who give their time to My Sister's Place. This month we are beginning a Volunteer Spotlight in our newsletters to showcase the wonderful volunteers at MSP - read our first one below on volunteer Joyce Stronam!

Lastly, we are looking ahead to October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and invite you to read about our upcoming Clothesline Project on October 12th below. We will also be participating in the Allstate Foundation's Purple Purse Challenge for the entire month of October, and will be sharing more information soon!

We wish everyone a safe and successful first week of school, and look forward to what Fall has to bring!

The My Sister's Place Team