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Shower for Empower Yolo


For the last three years, the Friends of Empower Yolo have hosted an April shower for the Empower Yolo’s domestic violence shelter in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The shower will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Empower Yolo’s D Street House at the corner of Fifth and D streets (441 D St) in downtown Davis. Everyone in the community is invited to bring a new gift for the shelter and enjoy refreshments.

In the run-up to the Shower, DUMC is collecting items for the shower. There is a box in the narthex of the Administration building.

Although Empower Yolo has grant money for specific programs serving abused women and children, the grants cannot be used to pay for shelter supplies, maintenance and repairs, personal items, clothing or toys for the children.

That’s why the Friends of Empower Yolo are sponsoring the shower. The most needed new gifts include:

* Flashlights and batteries;

* Large clear Sterilite storage bins with lids;

* Family-sized shampoo and conditioner;

* New standard pillows;

* Full- and twin-size sheet sets (sheets and pillow cases);

* Comforters and warm throws, any size;

* Sets of matching bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths;

* Personal-care items;

For more information, contact the Friends of Empower Yolo at

All donations are tax-deductible.