ladies are dedicated to the cause of empowering women and
ending domestic violence through their work with Aid to
Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA), Inc. of Delray Beach.
Boca Raton-based, pulling friends, spouses and family
members into their volunteer work – whether it is giving
money, running miles at the annual 5K or sitting on
have been with AVDA for 20 years – their length of service
amazes even them sometimes.
Arlene well. We were on the AVDA council about 20 years
ago,” remembers Krieger. “At the time, I was on the board of
the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). I
just felt in my heart that AVDA was a great cause and very
much in need of assistance of help, financial, etc. I am
very humbled by the award.”
Krieger, 71, will accept
the award at the Third Annual Heart of a Woman Luncheon,
held Feb. 9, 2010 at the Royal Palm Yacht Club,
2425 Maya Palm Drive West in
Boca Raton. Tickets are $100;
tables of 10 are available. The event, which will
feature child advocate/author/actor Victor Rivas Rivers as
guest speaker, will begin with a reception and silent
auction at 11 a.m.
with her husband, Ben, Krieger contributed to two rooms at
the transitional housing at AVDA’s Casa Vegso, when it was
being constructed. She was able to give due in part to her
successful executive suite/offices business, where she
managed 70 offices for companies like Oracle, Johnson &
Johnson, MGM, General Motors and The Money Store. She has
chaired events, served on the board and recruited many
supporters to the cause of re-building and saving lives.
victim of abuse herself, Krieger said she connects to the
victims through their strength.
seen, met and heard about these women and children. In Florida, I know of the women killed, beaten by
their spouses. It just takes your heart away. You open your
heart to these women and children. They have no place to
turn to except to AVDA for shelter, safety and assistance,”
she said. “I think it’s a wonderful organization that is
needed in our community, in the country and in the world.”
The Heart of a Woman
Luncheon celebrates the strength, courage and determination
of women. It was created to help involve the community in
supporting women who are re-building their lives and the
lives of their children following domestic abuse. All
proceeds raised from this event will go directly to
supporting shelter, transitional housing at AVDA’s Casa
Vegso and educational and prevention programs offered to the
public, victims and their families.
AVDA is a nonprofit
organization that has been providing support to survivors of
domestic violence for 24 years. Emergency shelter, a 24-hour
hotline, transitional housing, legal advocacy, economic
empowerment programs, counseling and violence prevention
educational programs are some of the services offered to
adult and child survivors of domestic violence.