YWCA MV Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Fundraiser Returns
YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) will hold their annual Purple Ribbon Campaign throughout October for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. After minimizing the fundraiser in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, YWCA MV is opening participation to interested members of the community.
Local businesses and organizations can participate in the Purple Ribbon Campaign by selling paper purple ribbons for a suggested donation of $1. The ribbons will be displayed in their establishment throughout October. Participants will be highlighted on the agency’s social media accounts and website (ywcamv.org). Purple Ribbon awareness signs to display in a storefront or yard are an additional option to show support for YWCA MV’s mission to end domestic violence together. The signs are available for purchase for businesses, groups, and individuals.
To learn more or become a Purple Ribbon partner, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to participate is Friday, September 10.
All proceeds from the Purple Ribbon Campaign directly benefit YWCA MV’s free and confidential domestic violence crisis services, including two emergency shelters, transitional housing, counseling, advocacy, 24-hour hotlines, and more.
“We are grateful for the support of our generous community each year for this campaign,” says YWCA MV CEO Dianne Stancato. “With the ongoing financial restrictions and rise in domestic violence incidents from the pandemic, we need our community’s support now more than ever.”
YWCA MV is available for anyone experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence via our free and confidential 24-hour hotline services. Visit ywcamv.org/Chat to reach an advocate directly through our private, secure server. In Oneida County, call or text 315.797.7740 for domestic and sexual violence crisis services. In Herkimer County, call 315.866.4120 for child advocacy and adult sexual violence crisis services. For more information about YWCA MV, visit ywcamv.org.
About YWCA Mohawk Valley
YWCA Mohawk Valley is a nonsectarian organization engaged in the mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. In 2020, YWCA MV provided more than 44,000 instances of service to individuals in Herkimer and Oneida Counties via such programs as domestic and sexual violence crisis services, violence prevention education, residential services for homeless women and children, and emergency shelters and transitional housing for individuals escaping violence. YWCA MV offers free and confidential help 24/7. In Oneida County, call or text 315.797.7740 for domestic and sexual violence crisis services. In Herkimer County, call 315.866.4120 for child advocacy and sexual violence crisis services. Visit ywcamv.org/Chat anytime to directly reach an advocate through a private chat server. More information about YWCA MV can be found by visiting ywcamv.org or by contacting Allison Flanagan at email@example.com or 315.732.2159 ext. 245.
YWCA MV receives funding support from the United Way of the Mohawk Valley, Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., and The Women’s Fund of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc.