North Judson Public Library Collecting Donations for CADA

North Judson Wayne Township Public LibraryThe North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library is conducting their semi-annual drive of non-food donations for CADA this month. Items can be dropped off at the library from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Donations will also be accepted on Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Paper and plastic products are needed as a well as laundry soaps and dish detergents. Any cash donations would be converted into gift cards. Clothes will not be accepted.

Coalition Against Domestic Abuse or CADA has a transitional housing program called the Phoenix House. The staff offers classes in budgeting, nutrition, computers, parenting, domestic violence education, and other necessary life skills. The programs offered assist victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. The victims are allowed to stay in the Phoenix House for up to two years allowing them to get back on their feet. North Judson-Wayne Township Library’s Pat Caron says help and donations for CADA are always needed.

“We’re looking to make this a really big drive. I think the economy has forced an increase in domestic abuse, a lack of jobs. It’s a serious problem for not just Starke County but everywhere,” said Caron

Donations can be delivered to the Library until the end of the month. If you have any questions call the North Judson Library at 574-896-2841