Advocacy group lauds DiFrisco

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Illinois’ largest non-profit provider of emergency and transitional services for survivors of domestic violence recently lauded Dominic DiFrisco as a powerful advocate for the cause. During a fund-raising dinner at the Mid-America Club, WINGS CEO Rebecca Darr announced the Dominic DiFrisco Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be bestowed annually on men who follow DiFrisco’s example as crusaders against domestic violence.

“Over the past few years, Dominic introduced WINGS to several new donors, such as Art Van Furniture, Smeraldina Artesian Water and Mariano’s,” says Darr. “Art Van graciously donated thousands of dollars of furniture for our new shelter and continues to support WINGS annually. Smeraldina created a special WINGS water that was sold exclusively at Mariano’s grocery stores, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to WINGS. And Dominic continues to foster new introductions to foster greater awareness of this issue within the Chicago community.”

Established in 1985, WINGS owns and operates a safe house as well as 30 residential units and offers programs and services that help victims of domestic violence become emotionally and financially independent. (


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