The Show Must Go on for Family Abuse Center’s Only Annual Fundraiser

(press release)

When COVID-19 forced the cancellation of Family Abuse Center’s annual fundraising event, Dancing with the Waco Stars, two donors committed to match up to $40,000 of all donations given before December 1.

The fundraiser, which is live online as Donating with the Waco Stars, has already raised over $8,000 in donations for the Waco shelter.

“The annual fundraiser is crucial for Family Abuse Center because the donations are used to fund expenses that aren’t covered by grants,” Executive Director Kathy Reid said.  “Expenses like gas to drive survivors to medical appointments or work clothes for a survivor who is starting a new job.”

In 2018, 211 Texans were killed by their intimate partners.1 According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.2

Lisa and Larry Jaynes, the donors responsible for the match, said among other reasons, they support Family Abuse Center because it provides a desperately needed service to its community.

“The many programs offered [at Family Abuse Center] are available to hundreds of individuals in our area to help them start a new life without being exposed to the constant abuse of themselves and their children,” Lisa Jaynes said.

Join Family Abuse Center in the fight against domestic violence by donating today and doubling your impact at

To learn more about Donating With the Waco Stars, visit

For more information about Family Abuse Center, email [email protected] or call 254-772-8999 for more information.

About Family Abuse Center – For 40 years, Family Abuse Center has worked to eliminate domestic violence in Central Texas by sheltering victims of domestic violence and by preventing abuse from occurring through intervention and education. If you or someone you know is at risk, please call Family Abuse Center’s 24-hour hotline at 800-283-8401.

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