June 22, 2012 - Harris, N.Y. – Judy Delaine Knight, owner of By Delaine in Narrowsburg N.Y., has pledged to donate a portion of her store’s profits annually to Catskill Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) Rape Intervention Services and Education (RISE) program of Sullivan County.
By Delaine features a variety of handmade specialty home goods. All of the merchandise in the store is made by artisans across America, many of whom are local. The grand opening of By Delaine was held on June 2 and many business and community members attended. Knight has adopted a ”Women Helping Women” premise, encouraging local women to knit and crochet scarves, which will be sold out of her store to help supplement their incomes, and $10 for each scarf sold will be donated to RISE. Additionally, the shop will proudly display RISE information and brochures.
Sarah Dittmar, RISE Program Manager, who attended the grand opening, said, “RISE is very appreciative of Judy’s commitment to the organization and to survivors of sexual assault. She is not only donating a portion of her store’s profits, but she is also bringing awareness of rape and sexual assault to our local community. We applaud her efforts and wish her business great success.”
RISE advocates for anyone who is or has been a survivor of sexual abuse. Founded in 1987, RISE provides an array of services to survivors of sexual abuse and offers prevention education, advocacy and assistance to survivors, and accompanies them to the hospital, police or district attorney after an incident. RISE also offers confidential individual, family or couples counseling as well as support groups and professional training sessions. The program maintains a 24-hour crisis hotline number, which is 845-791-9595. The RISE program is funded by grants, provided in part by the Sullivan County Rural Health Network.
For more information about RISE, contact Sarah Dittmar at 845-794-3300 ext. 2442 or visit the RISE page at www.crmcny.org
For more information on By Delaine, visit www.bydelaine.com