Redress happily announces InterAct of Wake County as its 2013 Charity of the Year and receiver of some proceeds raised from the Fall Fashion Expo, taking place Saturday November 16th at The Armory in Durham, NC. Redress will donate one dollar from each full-day pass or ticket to benefit InterAct of Wake County’s operations. InterAct is a private, non-profit, United Way agency that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault. InterAct fulfills this mission through the support of its volunteers and community.
In 2009, InterAct opened its new headquarters, Family Safety & Empowerment Center in Raleigh, which brings together eight other community agencies to provide wraparound services for victims and survivors of violence and abuse. The eight collaborative partners and the services they provide in InterAct's center are:
- Easter Seals UCP coordinates the provision of mental health services to women and children suffering from trauma exposure.
- Inter-Faith Food Shuttle operates InterAct's commercial kitchen and provide culinary skills training.
- KIRAN promotes self-reliance and empowerment of South Asians in crisis through outreach, peer support, and referrals.
- Legal Aid of North Carolina offers InterAct's clients legal assistance and regular legal clinics.
- Raleigh Police Department houses its entire family violence intervention unit on-site.
- SouthLight offers family substance abuse counseling service on site.
- YMCA of the Triangle maintains InterAct's pool and operates after-school and summer youth programs.
Over the last three years, Redress has donated all remaining items from Swap, Don’t Shop! events to InterAct, which they use to either clothe women and children who are in their program, or resell at their two “Pass It On” stores. This fall, we are inviting you to join us in making a financial contribution to support the ongoing efforts of InterAct to provide access to resources and aid victims of domestic violence need. Learn more about the organization and hear them tell their story during the Fall Fashion Expo.