Child and Family Services is proud to kick off a brand new partnership with Fashion Bug. The retail chain, with its 11 stores located throughout Western New York, announced it will begin to sponsor a variety of different collection drives throughout the year to benefit programs such as Child and Family Services’ Haven House.
The partnership commenced with a cell phone collection. Bins are located at each Fashion Bug location collecting new, old and gently used cell phones to be used by domestic violence victims who seek refuge at Haven House, Erie County’s only licensed domestic violence shelter.
Kathy Maass, Lead Manager for Fashion Bug in Depew, remembered how Haven House was a saving grace for a family friend struggling through a difficult time in her life. In honor of her friend and all women and children who use Child and Family Services’ programs, Kathy wanted to show the community there are ways to strengthen and empower others and hopes to do this with the help of Fashion Bug customers. “For nearly 25 years the women of Buffalo have supported Fashion Bug by shopping with us; we know that women are much more than just about the clothes and accessories they wear. They are about their families and giving back to the community. What better way than working with an agency like Child and Family Services?” said Kathy Maass.
Fashion Bug will also host a Dash’s Receipt Collection. Child and Family Services will receive cash back from Dash’s Markets for a percentage of the total amount of receipts collected. During the year, Fashion Bug will continue to support Child and Family Services through a school supply drive, a hat mitten & coat drive and other fundraising opportunities.
“We are very excited about this partnership and believe it will open the doors for brand new opportunities for Fashion Bug and for the clients provided for at Child and Family Services. The support we receive from businesses, like Fashion Bug, is vital to sustaining the over 30 programs we deliver to children, adults and seniors,” said Eugene Meeks, President & CEO of Child and Family Services.