Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Every year there are more than 36,000 victims of domestic violence here in South Carolina.
This weekend you can help support some of these victims by helping Sistercare, the organization that helps them.
"We are going to be teaming up with the Market Pavilion merchants at the South Carolina State Farmers Market and we are going to be their charity of support for the month of May," said Lindsey Willard.
Willard is the volunteer and outreach coordinator with Sistercare, she says raising awareness and funds is very important for the families they serve.
Willard said, "All the services that Sistercare offers is free of charge to our clients, so we are very dependent on funds and grants to support our services."
Saturday, May 4th from 10 AM to 4 PM you can support Sistercare at the state farmers market by purchasing some of their creations.
"We are going to be there selling cookbooks that the women and even the children that we serve have participated in and created for us, as well as tissue paper flowers created by our volunteers and children," said Willard.
The cookbooks are $10 and it not only helps Sistercare, it also helps with the healing process for some of the women.
Willard said, "Several of the people who gave the recipes for us to use, they are survivors of domestic violence and they sent us recipes saying that these are things that got them through all that they were going through."
Getting women through tough situations is what Sistercare does, boasting an 87% success rate of getting women into college or into a full-time job and away from violence.
Willard said, "We are so proud of that statistic and getting the women to become self-sufficient and empowering them to continue their lives as a survivor."
Sistercare severs battered women and their children in Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, and Richland Counties.
For more information on Sistercare or their services, visit their website at http://www.sistercare.com/.