Safe Horizon board member Malaak Compton-Rock and Elaine Griffin

Photo credit: Laura Moss

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A fashion label that's expanded into home furnishings, Liz Claiborne has also been raising public awareness about domestic violence for the last 14 years. At Safe Horizon, it donated an astounding $47,000 in merchandise—most of the ground floor's furniture and, for each woman, a gift set of bed linens to take away, plus the ultimate job-interview empowerment tool: a head-to-toe outfit of suit, shoes, and handbag, even perfume.

"When you nurture an individual woman, you nurture her entire family and the extended community," says Malaak Compton-Rock, a Safe Horizon board member and the wife of actor Chris Rock. "Elaine's makeover provides such a wonderful refuge, encompassing the spirit of safety along with comfort, tranquility, beauty, and strength."