Local non-profits receive $1,500 checks for community work

MADISON, Wis. — Two local non-profit groups each received a $1,500 check Thursday for their work in the community.

The recipients were Briarpatch Youth Services, which offers services to runaway, homeless and at-risk youth in Dane County, and Little John’s Kitchens, which takes excess food from grocery stores and turns it into meals for people regardless of means.

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E3inspire, a company that helps businesses learn more about how domestic violence at home can affect the workplace, raised the money for the groups by hosting a fashion show celebrating domestic violence supporters.

“All the models that participated in the show were actually those impacted by domestic violence so adults from all walks of life from jobs, genres, as well as children high school students, so it was very important for me to have that day for them,” Brandie de la Rosa, E3inspire’s founder and CEO, said.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, there are resources available to help. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is open 24/7 at 800-799-7233. DAIS — Domestic Abuse Intervention Services — can be reached at 608-251-4445 or abuseintervention.org.