Supplies and necessities donated will impact victims of domestic violence
Arlington, TX (March 15, 2023) – The Dallas Wings and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association have partnered to collect supplies and necessities for The Family Place, which empowers survivors of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling, and skills that create independence, while building community engagement and advocating for social change to stop family violence.
“The WBCA family of coaches places a high priority on empowering women and young girls. It aligns with our association’s core values,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “We are excited to partner with the Dallas Wings and Wings head coach Latricia Trammell to support The Family Place and lift up survivors of family violence — most of them women and children — in the Dallas community.
“The WBCA Board of Directors; our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee; and my staff and I encourage our members, the fans of our sport, and members of the general public to donate whatever tangible items you can between March 30 and April 2.”
Led by Wings Head Coach Latricia Trammell, the Wings coaching staff and the coaches in attendance at the WBCA Convention, coaches, fans and supporters are encouraged to donate tangible items, such as home and personal goods on site on March 30 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel (400 Olive Street, Dallas, Texas, 75201). Coaches and fans can also donate online via the Family Place Amazon Wishlist. The drive will run the duration of the WBCA Convention and ends on April 2.
“Donation drives play an incredibly important role in the success of The Family Place, as many survivors of domestic violence flee their homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs,” The Family Place CEO Mimi Sterling said. “Donations, like toiletries, clothing, and household items, provide survivors of domestic violence with necessities and offer them a sense of dignity and worth. By receiving donations, clients are able to select items that suit their personal needs, which can be empowering in a time when they may feel powerless.”
The WBCA Convention coincides with the NCAA Women’s Final Four, which will take place in Dallas on March 31 – April 2.