Our team at Fibroid Institute Dallas was honored to celebrate International Women’s History Day with a Women’s History Month Service Project for Hagar’s Heart, planned by Communities Foundation of Texas.
Hagar’s Heart was founded to support women in crisis and inspire women to rediscover how they are seen, valued, and loved.
On Tuesday, March 8, our team helped the group pack 100 “I SEE YOU boxes” and write 100 letters to support women in crisis. In February, Hagar’s Heart took 125 boxes to 7 emergency domestic violence shelters across the metroplex. In March, they will deliver 180 boxes to their partner shelters: The Family Place, Mosaic Family Services, Hope’s Door New Beginnings, and SafeHaven. These boxes are given to the women when they enter the shelters and are wrapped like a present to show them, they are seen, valued, and loved.
Sharing two quotes from shelter directors:
“I will always remember when Amanda (name changed for confidentiality) came to my office to thank me for her I SEE YOU box,” said Priscilla Torres, Program Director of Residential Services at The Family Place. “She just entered the domestic violence shelter and was grateful to be given a gift by a stranger. Amanda informed me that she recently had a birthday and did not have the opportunity to celebrate it. She said, ‘This is my birthday gift and what I needed right now. I loved the chocolate quotes.’ That I SEE YOU box brought a glimpse of peace and joy during a dark time in Amanda’s life.”
“Women really love the I SEE YOU boxes,” said Lindsay Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator for SafeHaven. “Some have cried while reading the letters, and others expressed that they felt very special when receiving a box.”
Fibroid Institute Dallas supports the cause to #DoTheGood with Hagar’s Heart.