Rowan House has launched a new and unique fundraiser to assist with closing the budget gaps for supporting women and children in shelter.

Ally Cramm, Community Relations Coordinator for Rowan House, says their traditional fundraisers need a boost to help them make budget.

"Things like our gala, they're just not the type of fundraisers that are as successful as they have been in the past. We're trying to branch out and find different ways to raise the money we need for our budget. Looking at this Pay for a Day campaign, we really have the opportunity to get the community excited, and really recognize what they're doing," she said.

The "Pay for a Day," is a one time commitment of $250, or a monthly contribution of $21 that assist women and children with their first day in shelter providing necessities, clothing and toiletries, food and services.

Cramm says a small contribution can make a world of difference to a woman or child in shelter.

"It may not be the first thing that comes to your mind, but walking into a well-lit shelter that is warm and has three meals a day for you really does make this situation feel like home for those that are fleeing abuse," she said.

Rowan House has recently launched the campaign, which has helped four women and children on the first day in shelter.

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