One of the more common reasons couples in abusive relationships get back together around this time of year is because the aggressor promises his or her victim Christmas for the kids. It is this weight the Oasis Women's Center hopes to lift off the shoulders of the abused with their annual Christmas Project, in which gifts are provided, thereby ending the reliance on the abuser. The project recently kicked off its 2015 campaign.
Oasis Women's Center Executive Director Margarette Truschel:
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She says the kids write a letter to Santa, as do the mothers, and then people and businesses in the community adopt those letters and shop for the things on the list. Volunteers can be individuals, families, organizations or businesses. Again, you can find out more by calling 465-1978.