Marielle Mauri is a remarkable girl. On October 19th, she did something that many other kids her ago do, she had a party to celebrate her 9th birthday. What makes her remarkable is what she chose to do with her party. She chose to use her birthday party as a way to make a difference in other people's lives.

Marielle sent out invitations to her ice skating party that read: "I was hoping you could donate to A Woman's Place instead of giving me presents. Please help me make the world a better place."

She had done her research. When she had decided that she wanted to donate her birthday to a good cause, she compiled a list of local organizations and visited each of their websites. When she watched the video about Brenda's story on the website of A Woman's Place (AWP), she made her decision.

Marielle collected nearly $650 in cash and gift card donations and more than $1,000 worth of jewelry, paper products, cleaning supplies, and other wish list items!

When she arrived at the AWP administrative office to deliver all of the items she collected, she was greeted by a large group of staff, volunteers, and AWP clients. They were so moved by what she did, and so grateful for her generosity, that they surprised her with a small party, complete with cake, cards, and a few small gifts.

Everyone at AWP is so thankful for Marielle. It is so encouraging to know that there is such a thoughtful and selfless young lady in the community. She accomplished what she set out to do - she made a difference in her community. She truly is an inspiration and a wonderful role model.


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Are You Inspired by Marielle?


Participate in #GivingTuesdayBucks by holding your own

personal fundraiser for

A Woman's Place.

It's easy!


1. Visit

2. Click on the "Start Fundraising" button.

3. Follow the easy instructions to set up your personal fundraising page.

4. Spread the word to your friends, family, and colleagues through Facebook, Twitter, and email.

The website helps you do it!

5. Make a difference in the life of a Bucks County resident this holiday season.


AWP has even created a packet with sample fundraising page content, emails, and social media posts!


Click here to download AWP's  Community Fundraiser's Toolkit


If you have any questions, contact

Director of Public Advocacy Jenny Salisbury at

215.343.9241 or by email.



AWP is the only domestic violence community benefit organization in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. AWP has provided free, private, confidential, and comprehensive shelter, service, support, advocacy, outreach, training, and education to victims of domestic violence and their children and the community for over 35 years. The free, private, and confidential hotline (1.800.220.8116) is available 24-hours a day. You can access information about AWP and domestic violence at

A Woman's Place
P. O. Box 299
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215.343.9241
Fax: 215.343.3411