The Willow center receives more than $5,000 from Girls Night Downtown event

The Willow Domestic Violence Center announced that it received more than $5,000 from Downtown Lawrence Inc.’s Girls Night Downtown event in early October.

More than 400 tickets were sold by the Willow and the Alpha Chi sorority of Kansas University. Downtown Lawrence coordinated the event, which included over 41 participating businesses.

Downtown merchants also donated $2,000 worth of prizes, the statement said.

Willow provides shelter, counseling and advocacy for women and children in Douglas County who face violence at home.