Crisis Line & Safe House and Charming Charlie team up to support survivors

Jennifer Munoz (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- This Black Friday shoppers can purchase for a cause.

Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia and Charming Charlie have teamed up to support survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

On Black Friday, 20 percent of proceeds from shoppers' purchases will go to Crisis Line & Safe House all day.

In addition, Charming Charlie will donate up to 20 percent of shoppers' purchases to the Crisis Line & Safe House every Saturday.

Deborah Coleman was out shopping this Black Friday, making she was checking everything off her Christmas list. She also wanted to give back and help people this year, however.

"It's very important to go in because you never know who you are helping maybe your loved one maybe your niece you daugter your sister might be affected by sexual assault or domestic violence," Coleman said.

Since April, Charming Charlie has raised more than $5,000 for the organization.

The money raised on Black Friday will go towards purchasing clothing for the women to go to court for sexual assault and domestic violence cases as well as toys for kids in the shelter, among other Christmas projects.

Dottie Stafford, Sexual Assault Advocacy Director of Crisis Line & Safe House, said that because of a lot the organization's funding comes grants, fundraising helps with providing resources for projects.

Stafford said that with many victims of sexual assault coming to light every day, it's important to support those in our own community.

"It's really important that people get involved with issues like sexual assault and domestic violence so people know that people don't have to keep this kind of stuff silent inside that there is something to reach out to," she said.

When going to Charming Charlie, shoppers just need to say that they're shopping with Crisis Line and up to 20 percent of their proceeds will go to the organization.

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