Items collected for NOVA client families, general counseling supplies
Throughout July, Bowman’s Tavern on River Road in New Hope encouraged its neighbors, patrons and staff to contribute items and cash for a Christmas in July fundraiser for Network of Victim Assistance.
Specifically, the tavern at 1600 River Road collected clothing, toys and games, household goods and grocery store gift cards for two families in need whose members are NOVA clients.
In addition, the collection brought in arts and crafts supplies, dolls representing different ethnicities, hand puppets, hula hoops and jewelry-making kits – items used for play therapy that help clients process their trauma. NOVA also received scented candles, stress balls and lotions that clients will use for coping and self-care.
Shown above with the Bowman’s Tavern Christmas in July donations are Kathy Bennett, left, associate director of NOVA, and Shelby Thome, restaurant manager and event planner for the tavern.
For more on Bowman’s Tavern’s menus, garden, entertainment, reservations and hours: http://www.bowmanstavernrestaurant.com/