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Clothing drive to support victims of domestic violence

The Encinitas-based Community Resource Center (CRC) is partnering with TRE Boutique to collect gently-used clothing to support victims of domestic violence through Oct. 5.

Donations — which will be accepted in Encinitas at the TRE Boutique store, 1006 N. El Camino Real — will directly benefit domestic violence survivors, many of whom have fled from abusive situations with only the clothes they were wearing. Donations are tax-deductible and donors can receive a 15 percent discount for one new item from TRE in exchange for their gift of used clothing.

Then on Oct. 6, TRE Boutique is hosting a shopping party at its Del Mar store, in Flower Hill Promenade, from 2 to 7 p.m. Fifteen percent of sales will benefit domestic violence victims.

“We appreciate TRE Boutique working with us to make a generous donation and to draw attention toward this very serious issue,” said Rebecca Palmer, the Director of Programs at CRC, North County’s leading provider of domestic violence services.

Every month, the center receives more than 200 crisis calls on its domestic violence hotline. In 2015, the center received 2,454 such calls.

“I’m so pleased that a family-run business has joined hands with one of the county’s strongest social service partners,” county Supervisor Dave Roberts said in a release. “One in four women will be victims of domestic violence or abuse in their lifetimes. Every day, Community Resource Center provides comfort to families impacted by domestic violence.”

Visit the Community Resource Center web site at www.crcncc.org.

— Submitted press release

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