HAVEN OF TIOGA COUNTY
HELPING ABUSE & VIOLENCE END NOW
The Voi ce of HAVE
You’re Invited: Mystery Dinner at the Penn Wells
Don and Meme Wannabe are hosting the event of the sea-
son on September 7, 2008, beginning at 6:00pm. You are
cordially invited to attend the grand opening celebration
of their new lavish speakeasy, “The Four Deuces.” The
cream, and not so cream, of society will be there. With
gangsters, politicians, a jazz singer, dolls, molls, the mayor
and many other interesting guests in attendance, there are
sure to be a lot of big deals being made. We expect strin-
gent security measures to be in place at such a large event.
It is rumored that, New York Capo “Toto Tequila” is going
to be in town. Could the Boss of Bosses be attending the
Our last mystery dinner was over ten years ago and every-
one had such a wonderful time, we decided to do it again.
You can come in 1920’s costumes (flapper/gangster) or
everyday dress. This is sure to be an evening of fun and
mystery. There will be a buffet dinner, salad bar, and des-
sert table. Cash bar will be available. The cost is $40 a person. If you have any questions
please call 570-724-3549 or 1-800-550-0447.
Email: _____________________________________ Phone: _____________________
_______ Number of Persons @ $40 each = ___________
Limited participation — deadline August 22, 2008
Mail to: HAVEN of Tioga County
6 Old Tioga St.
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Make checks payable to: HAVEN of Tioga County
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BIG THANK YOU!
HAVEN would like to thank Jessica Grab and Alley Drew from the Don Gill Ele-
mentary School in Wellsboro for having a clothing drive. The
clothes are for children staying at the Hope House shelter. Jes-
sica and her mom, Mary Grab delivered several bags and boxes
of clothing to the HAVEN office. We are always touched by the
generosity of individuals from the community when they donate
items, money and time, but when it’s a child it’s even more
touching. Jessica came up with this idea all on her own. Thanks again Jessica and
Alley! You guys are great!
Pennies for Peace
The first annual Pennies for Peace
Project was a huge success! Six
schools participated: Liberty High
School, Cowanesque Valley High
School, Trinity Lutheran School,
Warren L. Miller (Mansfield) Elemen-
tary School, Mansfield High School,
and Wellsboro Elementary Schools
(Don Gill and Charlotte Lapla). The
Laurel Health Head Start Program
also contributed money towards
the project. Warren L. Miller had a
poster contest and there were
many great submissions. The rest
of the schools had penny fundrais-
ers. Between the schools they
raised approximately $900.
Thanks so much to all who par-
Upper left: students from Wellsboro Elementary
schools. Left middle and lower: Trinity Lutheran.
Upper right: a student from Charlotte Lapla and
Lower right: Shanisha Richardson who used the
Pennies as her senior project. Shanisha is from
Mansfield High School.
SUMMER 2008 PAGE 3
Have you ever thought HAVEN had two quilts do-
of volunteering but nated for raffle recently by
thought who has the some very generous indi-
time? Have you ever viduals. One of the quilts
thought, I would like to was donated by then
help out those in need or give back to board member Nance Fol-
the community? If the answer is yes, lis. The other quilt was donated by sisters
then HAVEN (Helping Abuse and Vio- Nina McCarthy and Cora Thorton. This
lence End Now) has the perfect volun- quilt was donated as part of a spaghetti
teering opportunities for you. We are dinner fundraiser (see page 4). We
currently looking to form would like to thank these ladies for their
a fundraising committee. hard work, time, and generosity.
It is the perfect opportu-
nity for individuals who Pictured left is the quilt
donated by Nina
have always wanted to McCarthy and Cora
volunteer for HAVEN but Thorton. Seated: Cora
didn’t have the time to JoAnne Osborne
commit to the 80 hours of training. If Pictured upper right is
you are interested in volunteering please the quilt donated by
contact Tonya at HAVEN at 570-724-
Want to help
HAVEN of Tioga County is a private non-profit agency that provides free and confi-
dential services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. HAVEN runs primarily
through the funding of grants and charitable donations. If you would like to contrib-
ute to HAVEN, please detach this form and send it and your check, made payable to
HAVEN of Tioga County to: 6 Old Tioga St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.
Make a monetary Name _________________________________________________
contribution! Your Address _______________________________________________
City ___________________________ Zip ____________________
_____ I am interested in volunteering.
even be given in _____ I am interested in a speaker for my church, school, community group or work
memory or in
honor of someone. We thank you for you gift. HAVEN of Tioga County is a 501 (c) (3) corporation. All
gifts are tax deductible. A copy of our official registration and financial information
may be obtained from the PA Dept., of State by calling toll free within PA: 1-800-732-
0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
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A spaghetti dinner was held April 13th to benefit
HAVEN of Tioga County. Mountain View United
Methodist Parish held the event and it was coor-
dinated by Sherri Butters. There was a tremen-
dous amount of time and effort put in to the
event and the group did a phenomenal job. The
dinner was great and the deserts extraordinary.
There was a basket raffle done with many inter-
esting themes. As mentioned in the “Quilts” arti-
cle a quilt was donated by Nina McCarthy and
Cora Thorton. All in all the event raised just shy
of $1900. HAVEN is very thankful for the effort
put forth by all the caring individuals involved.
Those who attended can attest it was a delicious
evening away from the stove with funds going
to a cause which greatly needed the support.
You will be missed!
I would like to take a moment to thank all our board members for their dedication and support. Unfortunately, we have
lost a few due to terms ending, relocation, and other commitments. Please accept my sincere thank you for all your hard
work. We will miss you. As part of the board these individuals have helped with our awareness programs, fundraising
events, and overseeing the organization. Even though these individuals no longer sit on the board of directors, they still
participate in our events. Thank you for your continued dedication.
Ruby Baker Joel Coleman
Nance Follis Sharon Kent
Tondelaya Baylor-Ayewoh Robin Baer
Pictured Left in upper right hand corner: Nance Follis and Pictured right: Joel Coleman from the WAM event.
SUMMER 2008 PAGE 5
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes®: Update
Saturday, April 18, 2008 was a fabulous day here in Wellsboro! We had over
60 walkers join together with HAVEN of Tioga County in raising awareness to end all
forms of any Sexual Violence. Walkers walked throughout the town, holding signs,
wearing high heels, and verbalizing their thoughts about Rape, Sexual Assault and
Gender Violence. Following the walk, walkers returned to The Green for refresh-
ments and a time to debrief.
The walk was successful in raising the community’s awareness for a need to be
proactive in eliminating all forms of violence. Walkers and supporters raised money
through sponsors to continue the work HAVEN of Tioga County does to work with
survivors of these crimes. A total of $1330 was raised to help continue our services!
Next year you should plan to join us!! This was an event like no other and you
wouldn’t want to miss it again!
We wish to express our gratitude to our businesses that stepped up to help out
HAVEN of Tioga County. The Penn Wells Hotel/Lodge, Dandy Mini Marts, Acorn
Markets, Citizen’s & Northern Bank, Weis Markets, and Crawford’s Print Shop were
among the supporters to help promote community awareness. We are thankful for
their help! Many volunteers, groups, and staff members were active in participating
in the walk and preparations! We wish to express our gratitude for your assistance.
HAVEN OF TIOGA COUNTY NON-PROFIT ORG.
HELPING ABUSE & VIOLENCE END NOW
6 Old Tioga Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901
8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri Permit No.36
“All people have the right to live in a
safe, non-violent environment.
Through prevention and intervention
services, HAVEN of Tioga County
strives to reduce domestic and sexual
This newsletter was made possible by funds from:
Mansfield Area United Way
Wellsboro Area United Fund
Hope House Wish List
Please bring all donations to HAVEN’s office: 6 Old Tioga Street
Wellsboro, Pa 16901
We are in need of the following items for our shelter:
Bleach Clorox Sanitizing Spray
Deodorant Dish Soap
Furniture/Dusting Spray Dryer Sheets
Laundry Baskets Laundry Detergent
Light Bulbs (60, 75, & 100 Watt) Napkins
Mr. Clean / Lysol (household cleaners) Paper Towels
Swiffer Cleaning Solution Swiffer Wet Pads
Tissues Toilet Paper
Windex / Window Cleaner
Feminine Products (Pads, Tampons, Panty Liners)
Gift Cards for Wal-Mart, Grocery Stores, Hair Salons, Gas Cards, etc.