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Using Art to Assist Victims of Domestic Violence in Kernersville

Kernersville, N.C.– A local business is using art to assist victims of domestic violence.

Christine Federico, the owner of Eclection on North Main Street began the project “Take a Seat for Chairity.”.

Thirty-three artists paint or repurpose 33 chairs that are put at different companies throughout the town.

The chairs will be auctioned on Sept. 30 with earnings going to Next Step Ministries which assists victims of domestic violence.

” Some visitors may need help finding real estate, some need help getting a limiting order,” stated Monique Farrell, executive director of Next Step Ministries.

Farrell states the shelter is constantly at capability, frequently putting a pressure on resources.

” All of our spaces are taken,” she stated. “We have actually taken in as lots of people as we can today.”.

” Clean towels, clean sheets, toiletries,” Farrell stated noting a few of the products the not-for-profit attends to free to shelter visitors. “There’s constantly a pressure.”.

When Federico learned about the not-for-profit’s need, she wished to take things an action even more.

” They were requesting for products like paper towels, tissues, and those examples,” Federico stated. “Well, we can do more than that.”.

The project remains in its 3rd year.

In 2015, the project raised $4,000.

Next Step Ministries states anybody who needs help can call their 24-hour hotline at -LRB-336-RRB- 413-5858.

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