Satisfy a sweet tooth while supporting a local organization.

The Crisis Center is holding its Sprinkles of Hope Holiday Bake Sale, with the proceeds going toward the continuation of services to clients of domestic violence and sexual assault.

“We thought this would be fun way right before Christmas for people to buy their goodies,” said LaDonna Obermiller, domestic violence intervention program coordinator.

The bake sale started Friday and will continue from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday next to Regis Salon in Conestoga Mall.

Many of the goods for sale are homemade by supporters of the nonprofit organization. Treats include cookies, breads, snack mixes, popcorn and cinnamon rolls.

The Crisis Center serves Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick counties and provides 24-hour emergency and services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Its services include support groups for children and adults, emergency safe shelters, medical and legal support, and intervention and educational programs. The organization also distributes donated items such as clothing, furniture and appliances to clients.

Obermiller said 800 to 1,000 individuals will receive assistance from the Crisis Center this year.

The organization receives funding through grants and the Heartland United Way. Financial support from the communities it serves continues to play an important role.

“We rely on the community a lot. The funding that we receive through the government and other agencies is so restricted and we aren’t able to use that to meet the needs of our clients. When the community steps in and supports us in an activity like this, we are able to get other items and needs met for our clients,” Obermiller said.

One project the Crisis Center is working on now that can use community support is remodeling two shelters.

“We are looking for individuals or companies that might want to adopt a bedroom or adopt a bathroom and help us in that way. Shelters get worn down pretty quick. There is a lot of wear and tear,” Obermiller said.

The Crisis Center is located at 2251 N. Webb Road and can be reached by calling (866) 995-4422.

2018-12-31T17:49:28+00:00