The Courage of a Woman is NOT Enough. November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month and for the third year, shelters across Ontario are asking their communities to become engaged by purchasing a purple scarf. My Friend's House in Collingwood is one of them.
The purple scarf stands as a show of support to women who have experienced domestic violence. It is a visual reminder that they are not alone and that their community cares about them. It states that every woman has a fundamental right to live in safety and security.
It takes courage for a woman to leave her abuser. And her courage alone is not enough. It is the strength of an entire community that will end violence against women. During November, you can join us by purchasing and wearing a purple scarf. There are two choices: a solid purple, stylish and cozy acrylic scarf and; a 100% cotton exclusive Jen Lados designed scarf square. Each cost $20.00. 100% of the profit will continue to provide emergency shelter, lifesaving outreach and transition services as well as specialized children's programs.
You can also purchase them at our incredible community partners:
Collingwood: Ashanti Coffee Collingwood - 510 First Street, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1B8 - Tel: (705) 293-3013
Creemore Coffee Studio - 65 Simcoe Street, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1H7 - Tel: (705) 444-7633
Meaford: Grandma Lambe's - 206570 Hwy 26, Meaford, ON N4L 1W7 - Tel: (519) 538-2757
Barn Co-op Network - 121 Hwy 26, Meaford, ON N4L 1W7 - Tel: (519) 538-1522
Thornbury: The Dam Pub - 53 Bruce St. S., Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0 - Tel: (519) 599-2110
Wasaga Beach: Grandmas Beach Treats - 1014 Mosley St, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2G7 - Tel: (705) 429-2243
About My Friend's House
My Friend's House is more than just a shelter for women and children fleeing violence. For 25 years, they have been a safe haven where families recoup, recover and restart their lives free from abuse in the Georgian Triangle.
Each year, they must raise $300, 000 to make ends meet while serving the most vulnerable in our community. My Friend's House counsellors respond to 1,500 crisis calls each year as well as housing 200 women and children annually. They also provide lifesaving Outreach and Transition services to 400 women that help families to return to our community where they can plan for the future.
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