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THE MAKINGS OF HOME: From left, Tri Kappa Sorority members Claudine Eskonen and Amy Morrison, Mental Health America of Boone County executive director Pascal Fettig, Tri Kappa member Laura Grasela, and MHABC parenting coordinator Katie Pollock sort donated items. Tri Kappa donated dishes, games, movies, bedding and toys to MHABC for new houses that will shelter victims of domestic violence. The organization collected donations from members to buy the gifts and also provided MHABC with a $900 monetary gift.
In February, MHABC was awarded a grant to rent five properties in Lebanon to house victims of abuse and their children. The donations from Tri Kappa will help furnish those homes and make them comfortable for the families. Already, three of the housing units have been found and filled with families in need, Fettig said.