Childhood abuse survivor gives back to Crittenton Center

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Siouxlanders showed up in a big way Friday to support local families. It was all part of a unique fundraiser for the Crittenton Center.

Friday was the second of the two-night ‘Design & Dine’ fundraiser. Dinner guests dined at elegantly decorated tables designed around book themes. They also gave generously to the Crittenton Center’s services, like the Emergency Children’s Shelter.

One woman, who survived horrific childhood abuse and came to live at the shelter shared how the Crittenton Center changed her life so others might be moved to help.

Elizabeth Scholten says, “I have a voice, I’ve been a success story. I am not a statistic, I am not what so many of these other kids our and all of that started with the Crittenton Center. So this is my form of way of saying thank you, but also raising awareness that there is a huge need for foster families, advocacy’s and funds to keep this program going. Because together we can break statistics.”

Elizabeth donated more than a dozen of her own paintings to be auctioned off for the Crittenton Center.
They brought in more than $10,000.


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