MC community raises $500 for Haven House

MC community raises $500 for Haven House

November 4, 2003
Karen B. Eldridge, Director of News and Public Information

The residence life staff of the new Lloyd Hall at Maryville College recently presented a check for $500.39 to Haven House, a local domestic violence shelter for battered women and their children.

Raised through the first-annual Lloyd Hall Yard Sale Event held during the College’s Homecoming weekend, the money will go toward programming, groceries and supplies, as well as other incidentals used by the shelter, according to Maryville College junior and event coordinator Jessie Burkhart.

“We topped our set goal of $500,” Burkhart said. “A special thanks goes out to all the people who made donations as well as those alumni and community-member shoppers who came by. It just goes to show how a community can really pull together to help improve the lives of other community members who may be in abusive situations.

“Since this sale was such a smashing success, we’ve decided to make it a yearly tradition.”

Claudia Brady, director of Haven House, accepted the check on behalf of the non-profit organization. She said Haven House is glad to have a strong partnership with the College, citing the large number of current students who volunteer at the shelter.

“The [sale] was a good collaboration with the College, and we’re thankful for the efforts of the Lloyd Hall staff,” she said. “This [partnership] is exciting for us.”

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,197.