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Donation drive aids women’s shelter


The BW NICE Bucks County Chapter and Univest held a donation drive for A Woman’s Place, Bucks County’s only domestic violence organization, on Sunday, May 16.

During the event, BW NICE leadership and members, Univest employees, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox and Roach realtors, and Central Bucks High School students volunteered their time to safely gather non-perishable food items, new clothing for children and adults, and monetary donations for the nonprofit.

The ongoing promotion of the event, plus the extraordinary outpouring of support from local businesses such as the College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving Bucks County, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox and Roach, Villa Capri Pizza, Univest, and Simply Fresh by McCaffrey’s, was pivotal in helping the chapter raise funds and necessary supplies for A Woman’s Place.

“We wanted to hold an event that would provide our chapter’s executive leadership committee and members with the opportunity to raise awareness, funds and donations for our charity partner, A Woman’s Place. We are absolutely grateful for the extraordinary level of generosity from people throughout our community before, during, and after this donation drive,” said Cindy Seaner, community outreach director of the BW NICE Bucks County Chapter.

Since April of last year, A Woman’s Place has seen over a 40% increase of domestic violence crisis calls as well as a higher demand for support services. Now, more than ever, this vital organization needs a helping hand from the local community. To donate directly to A Woman’s Place, visit

“A Woman’s Place has been asked to step up this year in ways we couldn’t have imagined. That the community has rallied around us, supporting us with both the items and funding we need to support survivors is nothing short of amazing.

“We are so grateful for organizations like BW NICE and its members. Not only do they hold events like the donation drive, but they’ve chosen to support (us) throughout the year, making the needs of survivors a priority. They are a true example of community partnership,” said Marianne G. Lynch, executive director of A Woman’s Place.

Visit to learn more about the organization.