The Domestic Violence Department educates members and others about domestic violence and encourage citizen action to address multiple domestic violence concerns. During a recent domestic violence awareness campaign our main objective was to educate and share the facts of domestic violence during the month of October 2015.
During October National Domestic Violence Month our goal was to bring awareness…but every day of every month of every year is a good day to help someone get free from domestic violence because it happens every day of month of every year…and it’s probably happening to someone you know . Speak out today Awareness Campaign became our focus in October. We organized several ways in which our members could participate.
- Members were asked to wear purple to our October meeting. We captured our support in a photograph to share on our Facebook page.
- Members were invited to participate in our Take one and share two Pinwheel promotion. We purchased purple pinwheels, and challenged members to purchase 3 pinwheels for $6, one to display in their work or home and 2 to share with others to spread the word of the awareness program. We challenged those we shared with to do the same…and so on. In addition several members took the pinwheels to their business and hosted the share a pinwheel campaign with the public collecting $2 a piece for them so we can spread the news throughout the community.
- In addition a local nail salon agreed to host and participate in our Put a Nail in it campaign- Lee Nails & Spa on Boston Post Road in Marlborough agreed to donate $2.00 for every client that requested a Purple nail during the month. We provided handouts so that the salon could share this with others.
- Finally we posted daily on FB during the month of October. We asked members to share the Post and add their own awareness facts.
Our Awareness Campaign was a success, we posted 31 facts reaching hundreds, raised $550 collectively for our activities and involved 75% of our club members in the activities. Our donations were awarded to the Voices against Violence organization as an Angel sponsor.