Giving back to your community is from the heart not for a show or a pat on your back. To encourage someone should come straight from the heart... Here are some of the things I enjoy doing :
Day of Beauty for women in Domestic Violence Shelters – Casa: Clothes drive for the families in Casa Shelter, Toy drive for children in local shelters in the Tampa Bay Area, Chair Massages at Health Care Events, Cancer Walks, Massages and Stretch Techniques at Little League Football & Soccer Teams, Youth Counselor /Mentor for Young Ladies of Christian Character at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, After School Tutoring, Public Speaking for a Summer Youth Job Program at Urban League, Metropolitan Ministries: served meals to families, volunteer hours in the Metro clothing store and food pantry.
Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it. If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the following descriptions of abuse, reach out now. There is help available. No one should live in fear of the person they love.