WEST CHESTER >> The Chester County Clerk of Courts took time on Friday to try to make a difference in the lives of domestic abuse victims, a day after the sentencing in the fatal shooting of a woman by her boyfriend, who had a history of violence towards her.
“With the holiday season brings a time to reflect on how blessed some are to have things such as a family, job, shelter, food or just joy in their life,” Robin Marcello said in anticipation of making a donation to the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County.
“Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world and many people feel ‘trapped’ in a situation, or think that they do not have the power to change their lives due to financial circumstances or, in many cases, fear,” she said. “The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County offers many valuable tools to empower individuals who find themselves in an abusive situation.
Marcello presented representatives of the center with a check for an undisclosed amount in her office in the county Justice Center. She said she was making it on behalf of the members of her staff.
“For Christmas, I really wanted to give my valued staff in the office gifts that meant something,” she said. “Having 29 employees limited me in the gifts that I could give them. I decided to give a personal donation directly to the center in the name of myself and the Chester County Clerk of Courts staff,” she said.
“It is my hope that this donation will help some of the unfortunate situations that some good people find themselves faced with,” said Marcello, who is nearing the end of her first year in office.
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