The goals of the campaign are to raise awareness of men’s violence against women by turning cities, regions and countries purple for the month of November; to stand in solidarity with abused women and support them in understanding that any shame and/or blame they may feel does not belong to them but to the perpetrators of their abuse; and to raise the profile of the community agencies that can provide abused women with help as they attempt to live their lives free from violence and abuse.
Purple is a symbol of courage, survival and honour, and has come to symbolize the fight to end woman abuse. We invite local businesses, schools, places of worship, apartments and homes to go purple! Decorate with purple lights, balloons, streamers or any other purple supplies.
To commemorate Woman Abuse Prevention Month and the Shine the Light Campaign, Halton Women’s Place will be raising flags in 5 locations across Halton – Burlington’s City Hall, Town Hall – Milton, Town Hall – Oakville, Town Hall – Halton Hills and at Halton Region. The Burlington Pier will also turn purple for 2 weeks in November as will their lighting outside of City Hall.
Now, how can your business get involved in the Shine the Light on Woman Abuse Campaign??
Spas – Promote purple pedicures and manicures; Restaurants – feature a purple drink, dessert or other menu item, Bakeries and Cafes – feature a purple cupcake in honour of women in need of women’s shelters, Boutiques or Men’s Clothiers – promote purple accessories with proceeds directed to Halton Women’s Place (Jewellery, ties, hats!) All of these promotions can have proceeds directed to the only women’s shelter in the Region – Halton Women’s Place.
As well, during the month of November, Halton Women’s Place will be participating in the Wrapped in Courage Purple Scarves Campaign selling winter purple scarves for only $10 and new purple infinity scarves for $15! NEW THIS YEAR – purple ties for men – hand picked by Jeff’s Guy Shop in Burlington. Only $25 and only 50 to sell! To purchase your purple scarf or tie, call Kaitlin Gordon, Development Coordinator at 905-332-1200, ext. 244 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Quantities are limited!
View the Wrapped in Courage Video (funded by ETFO)
For more information on how your business can get involved in the Shine the Light on Woman Abuse Campaign, call Carm Bozzo, Development Manager at Halton Women’s Place at 905-332-1200, ext. 222 or by email email@example.com