Friday, December 17, 2010

Grant awarded to domestic violence survivor shelters in California

Domestic violence survivor shelters in northern California have received a $110,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation in order to support the Rural Economic Empowerment Project (REEP).

The funding for this will help to provide domestic violence service providers with resources to help victims learn economic independence. The Allstate Foundation works to support all efforts to build strong communities for families to live and work.

The executive director of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence described how the grant from Allstate will make a tremendous difference for the women in children who have survived domestic violence in the area because rural places have less resources to help because economic insecurity is one of the main reasons that people stay in a abusive relationships.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

San Diego's top Christmas events

San Diego offers a number of holiday events to help residents celebrate the holiday season.

December Nights in Balboa Parks, the largest free community festival offered, is the kick-off to the holiday season. This event has entertainment, food and holiday cheer for the whole family to enjoy.

Also, the 47th Annual Northland Toyland Parade and Holiday Fair will fill the streets with dancers, music, and puppet shows.

The Del Mar Holiday of Lights is also a popular seasonal event. The light show is the largest animated drive-through light show in the West Coast. There are over 400 lighted displays for your family to enjoy.

If you would like to learn more deatails about the holiday events in the San Diego area, visit the San Diego Union Tribune.