Next Door’s Holiday Open House
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm We will honor our donors and friends during our 7th Annual Holiday Open House. Click here to learn about this celebration of all who help to keep our doors open and to RSVP…you won’t want to miss this event!
Next Door’s Holiday Boutique: December 19-21, 2013 Calling all gift donors and volunteers – Next Door’s 21st Annual Holiday Boutique is once again upon us and we need your help! This month, Next Door is in the initial stages of implementing toy drives for brand new gifts and fielding phone calls from generous volunteers, local businesses and community organizations that want to help mothers and their children enjoy a special holiday. During the Holiday Boutique, volunteers accompany survivors and their children into one of two rooms, each packed with new gifts. The children will enter a room filled with generously donated gifts and will pick a special present for their mothers. At the same time, their mothers will be led into a separate room bursting with toys and presents for their children. Once the gifts are chosen, they will gift wrap their choices (separately of course, so the gifts remain secret) and then keep them for their inevitable holiday gift exchange.
We are currently seeking your help! If you are interested in making the holidays special for those who have so little, please click here to donate gifts and toys. Thanks! If you are interested in volunteering: Volunteers are needed for boutique set-up before December 19; and morning, afternoon, and evening shifts to assist with shopping, decorating, organizing, and wrapping gifts from December 19 – 21; as well as post-event clean-up. For more information, please email email@example.com, call our Volunteer Hotline at 408-501-7560 or sign up by clicking HERE. Thanks! Read more
The Irvine Company Care Committee Presents its Wine Pour and Silent Auction Gala
Thursday- December 11
6pm – 10pm Bidding begins at 6:30 Final Bid at 9:00pm
The Pines at North Park Village 70 Descanso Drive San Jose, CA 95134
All proceeds to benefit Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
Learn more here!
This generous two-year grant from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation will help ensure that Next Door can continue to provide high quality programming to survivors of domestic violence and their children. This is the 7th year that the Foundation has provided general operating funds. These funds are vital to the survival of Next Door, as unrestricted money allows the agency maximum flexibility in meeting its obligations. Next Door is deeply grateful to the David & Lucile Packard Foundation for its continued essential support of our programming and operations.
For the eighth year in a row, the TJX Foundation’s gracious gifts have helped families recovering from domestic violence find hope and build new lives through Next Door’s HomeSafes and Self-Sufficiency programs. Families can stay at the HomeSafes while receiving supportive services such as counseling, case management and children’s services. The Self-Sufficiency program provides basic skills needed to find jobs and manage money. Next Door thanks the TJX Foundation for its $5,000 grant and its ongoing program support.
Next Door is very fortunate that its Legacy Partner Western Digital has provided generous funding for more than five years. Western Digital’s most recent grant of $10,000 provides support for Next Door’s Children & Youth programming which includes the Windows Between Worlds arts expression curriculum, literary activities and homework help for the kids at the HomeSafe, and family field trips. Children can also enjoy special holiday and birthday celebrations because of the Western Digital’s grants. Next Door joins its families in extending a hearty thank you to Western Digital.
Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation’s Domestic Violence program, Next Door’s Self-Sufficiency program continues to help victims of DV empower themselves. The Self-Sufficiency program enables women to become resilient, providing guidance and direction in job readiness, building a financial foundation, budgeting, personal organization, and life enrichment. This is all made possible through the generosity of Next Door’s partners. Thank you Allstate – with your support, Next Door’s clients will be able to sustain their safety for years to come.
Legacy Partner Qualcomm Incorporated granted $12,500 to Next Door’s Windows Between Worlds program (WBW). WBW is an art expression curriculum that helps children process and express difficult emotions, so they can heal from the trauma of DV. Art expression supports their sense of safety and comfort. WBW culminates in a community exhibition, Healing Hearts, to be held this April 2014. Funding from Qualcomm also supports academic and other children’s services at Next Door. Many thanks to this Legacy Partner for their multi-year commitment and their continued support to the children at Next Door!
A huge sincere THANK YOU goes out to Raju Parikh, Cisco, and our friends at the Bright Horizons Foundation, who engaged in a year’s long project to renovate and upgrade our Kids Club area. Ms. Parikh and a group of dedicated volunteers spent hundreds of hours to turn our outdated Kids Club area into a clean, well lighted place, ripe for the creative minds of our young clients. On Monday, November 4th, Next Door staff, board, and friends attended the official ribbon cutting of the new Kids Club.
Thank you Raju! Thank you peeps at the Bright Horizons Foundation! Thank you Cisco!
Check out our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebration Here.
For more information contact:
Foundation & Corporate Relations
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
234 E. Gish Road, Ste. 200
San Jose, CA 95112
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NEXT DOOR SOLUTIONS RECEIVES $20,000 GRANT FROM THE MARY KAY FOUNDATIONSM
SAN JOSE, CA (October 2013) – In advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay FoundationSM has awarded $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Next Door’s 24-hour Emergency Shelter in San Jose, CA received one of the $20,000 unrestricted grants to maintain critical services and programs for individuals who are survivors of domestic abuse.
Each year, grants are awarded to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Remaining grants are distributed based on state population, with California receiving a total of 11 grants.
Next Door’s 24-hour Emergency Shelter is a full-service facility that provides safety and shelter to more than 250 victims and their children annually in San Jose. The need is more critical than ever as the recession has increased the number of families, women and children impacted by domestic violence that are seeking shelter. The funds received from The Mary Kay Foundation will allow staff at Next Door’s Shelter to keep its doors open, provide safety planning, case management, food, and vital safe housing.
“Our clients will benefit greatly from this grant from the Mary Kay Foundation,” said Kathleen Krenek, Executive Director at Next Door Solutions. “We’ve been able to provide a safe place for women who have fled abusive relationships for the past 42 years, having started humbly in a women’s activist’s garage in 1971, and this grant will go a long way in helping us serve the growing needs victims and their children in Santa Clara County.”
For nearly 20 years The Mary Kay FoundationSM has supported the prevention and elimination of domestic violence, an epidemic that touches one in every four women in her lifetime. Though the Foundation’s annual shelter grant program, $34 million has been granted to domestic violence since 2000.
“The Mary Kay FoundationSM is proud to support local shelters that are on the front lines of helping the thousand of women and children who seek shelter and support from abuse,” said Anne Crews, Vice President of Government Relations for Mary Kay Inc. and board member for The Mary Kay FoundationSM. “The shelter grants are a signature program for The Mary Kay Foundation and represent just one of the ways we are committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence.”