Hope Springs Safehouse thankful for $2,730 donation

Hope Springs Safehouse is already using its donation money to make clients feel more at home.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 10:28 PM
Updated: Feb 21, 2020 11:06 PM

ATTICA, Ind. (WLFI) -- Hope Springs Safehouse is already using its donation money to make clients feel more at home.

Purdue Federal Credit Union gave the not-for-profit domestic violence shelter $2,730.

Hope Springs is buying a new baby gate, gas cards, men's toiletries and will revamp its basement boutique with the money.

Clients can earn "hope bucks" to purchase items at the basement boutique.

Toni McGowen is the executive director of the five-year-old shelter.

She said victims of domestic violence can stay up to two years in the almost 4,000 square feet house.

She added it's all about creating a welcoming atmosphere.

"We want to think about what if we want our mother to comer to a shelter," said McGowen. "We want them to come in and not feel scared or unsafe or feel like its unclean. We try our best to make sure it is very inviting."

The donated funds were raised during PFCU's Skip-a-Pay promotion.

It let members skip a loan payment in December or January for a small fee.

That fee was then donated to Hope Springs.

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