October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and across the country family violence programs, shelters, community groups, law enforcement, students and many more are planning events to help bring awareness to this devastating issue affecting millions of Americans.
Below are a few of the events The Hotline will be participating in during DVAM. To find events in your area, visit http://dvam.vawnet.org/index.php.
Shop Til It Stops
This October, you can help end domestic violence by simply purchasing a pair of shoes at any of the Marshalls stores. For each pair of shoes sold during this period, $1 (up to $150,000) will be donated to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Marshalls has worked to put an end to domestic violence through their Shop Til It Stops program. Visit www.marshallsonline.com to find a store near you, and join Marshalls in support of The Hotline’s efforts to end domestic violence.
The Texas Stars have teamed up with The Hotline, and has declared Friday, October 14th “Domestic Violence Awareness Night” at the game. A percentage of proceeds from the ticket sales using the “GoStars” promo code will be donated to The Hotline to help increase awareness about domestic violence.
To purchase tickets to the game, click here. You will need to use the Promo Code: gostars. Must purchase online, not valid at box office or after noon on game day.
If you live out of the area and can’t attend the game, you can still support The Hotline by purchasing a ticket and donating it to The Hotline. We will share the tickets with Hotline and local advocates and domestic violence victims. If you wish to donate a ticket for the game, click here. Remember to use the promo code: gostars.
On October 4, 2011, the domestic violence community will join together to take part in the 2011 National Call of Unity. On this free, 45 minute national call, we’ll hear from survivors, advocates, national experts, and government officials working to end domestic and sexual violence. Together, we’ll share in a collective moment of silence for all the women, children, and men who have lost their lives to intimate partner violence and we’ll hear a dramatic recitation from nationally renowned spoken word artists Sunni Patterson and Asia Rainey.
You can join the call from anywhere however you must register to get the call-in information. To register, click here.
Mary Kay is working to help change lives and end the cycle of violence. You can help by asking your friends to “Like” the Mary Kay Facebook page. For every new Facebook fan through October 31st, Mary Kay will donate $1, up to $1 million, to the Mary Kay Foundation who works to end domestic violence. www.facebook.com/marykay