Four California organizations, including the Redwood City Rotary Club, as well as individual donors joined together to donate to CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse).
The Rotary Club of Redwood City, Peninsula Starlight, San Mateo Sunrise and San Francisco West, and individual donors provided 24 bags of sheets, towels, pajamas, warm socks, toothpaste and toothbrushes for CORA.
These welcome bags will be given to women who arrive at CORA shelters and are escaping domestic violence. The welcome bags will provide essential items while the women's personal items are washed. A variety of pajamas were also provided for women arriving with children.
CORA is the only agency in San Mateo County solely dedicated to helping those affected by intimate partner abuse. These supports include counseling, emergency housing and legal assistance, these services are designed to provide safety, support, and healing.