December 2010 Volume 4, Issue 3

Kaity’s Way Board Members

P.E.A.C.E
Bobbi Sudberry President & Co-Founder Bobbi is the mother of five and is a certified Senior Paralegal/Legal Assistant. Bobbi works full time as an Operations Supervisor for CareCentrix in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys most outdoor activities, gardening, reading and being creative.

Kaity’s Way Hits the Big Apple
Kaity’s Way is headed to New York City’s Times Square to join domestic violence prevention advocates and experts, attorneys general, local, state and federal legislators, celebrities, corporate and government leaders, parents and teens on air to talk about what we can do to end domestic violence and teen dating abuse, how we can get involved in prevention, and how and where victims can get help. Liz Claiborne Inc., a member of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence (CAEPV) - the only national nonprofit organization in the US founded by the business community to address domestic violence as a workplace issue – will host its sixth annual It's Time to Talk Day, on December 8, 2010 in New York City. The event is a way to encourage greater public dialogue about domestic violence. Leading national and local talk radio hosts will once again conduct back-toback interviews with guests on various domestic violence issues throughout the entire day. Radio Row will begin at morning drive time, 5 a.m., and will end about 7 p.m. EST. Every hour, a group of different featured guests will be interviewed by the talk radio hosts on the air at that time. Around the country, talk radio, government officials, domestic violence advocates, businesses, schools and the public-at-large take a moment - or more - to talk openly about an issue that affects nearly one in three women at some point in their lifetime. In fact, millions of talk radio listeners around the country were reached with the message since the inception of It’s Time to Talk Day in 2004. Kaity’s Way is excited to have the opportunity to bring awareness to potentially millions of people across the US. You can make a difference by hosting an It's Time to Talk Day event in your community. Programs and events have ranged from big, organized efforts such as press conferences, walks and vigils, to creative projects such as plays, and lastly educational efforts were made to devote this day to teaching the curriculum at local schools. More information about Time to Talk Day, can be found at http://www.loveisnotabuse.co m/web/guest/itttoverview http://domesticviolenceworkpl ace.blogspot.com/2010/11/lizclaibornes-its-time-to-talkday.html

Ric Sudberry Vice President & CoFounder Ric is the father of five and spent five years in the US Air Force as a Medical Technician. Ric works full time at Home Depot in Phoenix, AZ. He enjoys reading, watching football (Go Steelers!) and traveling.

Susan GuinnLahm, MA, CRC, LPC Susan is a native of Ajo, AZ where she works as the Lead Behavioral Health Clinician at Desert Senita Community Health Center (DSCHC). Susan provide general mental health counseling services, specializing in patient’s behavioral changes to compliment their medical treatment.

“"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." -Albert Einstein

Calendar of Events
Be sure to check our website for updates and additional current events http://kaitysway.org/events/i ndex.php

Kaity’s Way: Your Ticket to a Easy Tax Write Off
It’s almost the end of the fiscal year, and in these economic times, almost everyone is looking for a way to save money, or get some money back in their pockets – especially nearing tax season. Did you know that by providing contributions to qualified charitable organizations, like Kaity’s Way and many others, you may be eligible to deduct the amount on your tax return? To deduct a charitable contribution, you must file Form 1040 and itemize deductions on Schedule A. The amount of your deduction may be limited if certain rules and limits apply to you. Kaity’s Way has partnered with Visionbirth, an organization whose goal is to assist Non-Profit Organizations and Ministries around the globe, in generating funds. This might possibly be the easiest way for you to contribute to Kaity’s Way, without any additional money every leaving your pocket. Forms will soon be available online, but you can contact Bobbi Sudberry at (602) 740-2734 or kw08@kaitysway.org now to inquire about this wonderful program and begin the enrollment process.

When December 8, 2010 What Kaity’s Way will be a guest speaker at Liz Claiborne Inc.’s annual A Time To Talk Day on Radio Row in Times Square New York City.

When December 8, 2010 @ 1:00 pm What Kaity's Way has been invited to tell Kaity's Story to the sisters of the Phi Beta Kappa Sorority.

Kaity’s Way Earns High Marks
On November 5, 2010, Kaity’s Way attended the 15th Annual Pinal County Domestic Violence Conference as a guest speaker receiving some much deserved Very Satisfied remarks. A third party survey company completed the survey completed by participants who attended the conference in support of domestic violence awareness and prevention. Kaity’s Way received an overall 3.8 on a 4.0 scale of Satisfaction, the second highest rating earned received for the keynote speakers of the event. One comment received about the “best” aspect of the event from the surveys was, “Bobbi Sudberry’s courage and strength was truly inspiring as a parent educator and community member.”

Dating Violence Statistic "One in four teens in a relationship (25%) say they have been called names, harassed, or put down by their partner through cell phones [and] texting" Liz Claiborne, Inc/Teen Research Unlimited, 2007.

Kaity’s Way Community Support
Wish List Computer Copier Conference call speaker phone Projector Projector Screen Two Storage Sheds

Kaity’s Way extends its thanks to the Phoenix & Ajo Arizona Kaity’s Way Volunteer Participants: Valerie Seitz, Virginia Sudberry, Donny Lucas, Donna McClung, Steve Brown, Terri Mendez, Janie Saurette, Stephanie Frantz, Michael Howard, Kara Wallace,

Alex Wallace, Sharon Montijo, Nathan Montijo, Dustin Woods, Anne Everett, Michael Owens, Patricia Wagner, Anna Plant, Susan Jordan, Arlene Dreste, Tina West, Richard Guinn, and Kenny Lahm. Kaity’s Way also thanks Ajo Copper News for

donating $10 towards the ads they ran to advertise the Ajo Yard Sale. Thanks to all those that came out to the Yard Sales in Phoenix and Ajo Arizona in support of Kaity’s Way.

Help Wanted Kaity’s Way needs volunteers for the following: Celebrities/Heroes Step, Against Teen Dating Violence II tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2011. Monthly meetings are scheduled to begin in January 2011. Evening of the Arts West event tentatively scheduled for 2011 Volunteers to make T-Shirts Please contact Bobbi Sudberry if you are able to help out.

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Kaity’s Korner Staff Miranda L. Birden Creator & Editor Bobbi Sudberry Contributor & Editor

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