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Goofy fundraiser helps survivors of domestic violence

Posted at 10:01 PM, Dec 11, 2018

People allowed themselves to be doused in chocolate syrup at the Kellogg Center to support victims of domestic violence on Tuesday.

They did it for a fundraiser supporting domestic violence survivors.

The fundraiser successfully hit the $600 goal. That money will go to the local group EVE, which stands for End Violent Encounters.

The group helps domestic violence survivors find jobs and get legal advice.

Once the Michigan State University community donated money, they took the challenge, too.

The idea is based on National Dip Anything in Chocolate Day, which is on Saturday.

The volunteers said they were happy to be covered in sticky chocolate.

"It feels good to help those who are not able to provide those means for themselves. So if we can help with that a little bit, it feels really good. Right now, I just feel covered in chocolate, but deep down I know that it's for a really good cause," said Marianne Bacon.

EVE of Lansing also provides families with a 24-hour crisis hotline, advocacy services and an emergency shelter for families.

For more information, visit the EVE website.