Friday, July 8, 2016

CHALLENGE #23 - 2016

Eau Claire, Wisconsin


Back in 1976, a group of women came up with an idea for a Women's Community Center.  However, before they had opened their doors, the local police department contacted them and asked if they would provide shelter to a woman and her children who were fleeing a DV situation.   As a result of that call, the Center was officially opened as "Refuge House".   After moving to several different locations, they moved in 1987 to a more spacious location. On October 6, 1992, Robert Bolton, an Eau Claire police officer, was responding to a domestic abuse call at the shelter.   Officer Bolton attempted to stop the suspect, who was getting into his car.  However, the man was able to retrieve a firearm from his car and fatally shot Officer Bolton.  Later that year, the shelter was renamed " Bolton Refuge House, Inc." in his honor.


  60  Women's  -  DONE
  10  Men's/Teen Boys  -  DONE
  10  Preteen Girls   -   DONE
  10  Preteen Boys   -   DONE
  10  Youth Girls    -   DONE
  10  Youth Boys   -   DONE
  10  Toddler Girls    -  DONE
  10  Toddler Boys   -  DONE
  10  Booties - Girls  -  DONE
  10  Booties - Boys  -  DONE
150  Washcloths  -  DONE

MAILING DEADLINE:    August 12, 2016


   Attn:  Pat Stein, Exec. Director 
   P. O. Box 482
   Eau Claire,  WI   54702

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Rachel, Judy, and Lynne

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