June 13, 2012
-- The Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. a 15 year old domestic violence awareness organization headquartered in Stone Mountain, GA with the help of a local sorority, Muslim Girl Scouts and many individuals successfully completed a used shoe drive last week. The organization collected 481 pounds of shoes and were paid by Recycle4Life for the load.
The organization used the funds to insure that a woman and her three children are no longer homeless. This successful drive has lead to a more permanent relationship between the non-profit and the recycling company. The non-profit now as access to 10 new outdoor collection bins. The challenge for them now is to get them placed round the city and marketed. These bins when filled will increase the funding the organization can use to continue to manage a food pantry open to all who need food, provide rent/utility assistance to those in need, temporary and emergency housing for survivors of domestic abuse and help the group continue education in the area of domestic abuse, sexual assault awareness and anger management.
Recycle4Life takes old clothing, shoes, accessories and books and gives them to people who live in areas of great poverty such as parts of India and Africa. The items that are not reusable get ground up and made into something useful like playground mats and track fields. This helps keep the environment clean and gives the charity much needed funds to continue their mission.
The Baitul Salaam Network, Inc. (located on the web at www.baitulsalaam.org)
has started placing notices on Facebook, Twitter and calling area businesses to seek permission to place a collection container on their property. If you want to assist in finding a location or you own a business, have authority at a place of worship and can place a container on your property call 770-255-8500 today.