Marilyn Bird Legacy Fundraiser
Marilyn Bird was a daughter, mother, aunt, and a survivor of domestic violence from _____, Maine. She had a passion for helping others and wanted to give back to the organization that helped her get back on her feet. Marilyn was a long-time, dedicated volunteer at Spruce Run (now Partners for Peace). When she passed away in __, her family asked that donations be made to Spruce Run in lieu of flowers. Missing Marilyn and wanting to honor her memory, the staff chose to put the donations in a fund with a purpose to help survivors of domestic violence directly when unplanned expenses came up as a result of the abuse. Because the staff wanted to make sure to keep the fund going, they all contributed small deductions from their paychecks. This tradition has continued through an employee contribution campaign at Partners for Peace keeping Marilyn’s memory alive and survivors safe.
Marilyn’s family, touched by the notion that the organization has kept this fund alive for all these years, have decided to ensure that these funds are always available to survivors for “the little things that mean a lot.” This August, the family has set out to raise $5,000 for the Marilyn Bird Legacy Fund. Please consider honoring Marilyn and survivors of domestic violence with a gift of significance to you.