Those who would like to participate in this initiative can pick up their free purple light bulb by taking a test drive at Biggers Chevy (1385 E Chicago Street in Elgin) or Biggers Mazda (1320 E Chicago St in Elgin). For every light bulb that is distributed, Biggers will give a donation to the Elgin Community Crisis Center.
President of Biggers Auto Group Jim Leichter is optimistic that this effort will make the public more aware of this violence and its victims.
The Elgin Community Crisis Center was founded in 1975 and offers shelter and support to those in need. The agency assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and community members struggling with financial difficulties.
The Crisis Center provides services such as emergency temporary shelter, medical care, legal and welfare advocacy, individual or group counseling, a children’s program, and community education.
The Domestic Violence Program at the Elgin Community Crisis Center was designed to provide victims of domestic violence with a safe place to stay as well as offer resources to help them move forward. The program is also dedicated to advocating for those affected by this type of crime when other systems are hindering progress. Another aspect of the Domestic Violence Program is short-term and long-term safety planning for the victim and their children.
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