Welcome to the August 2018 edition of Hope House's Community Education E-bulletin!
Save the Date: August 31 The Power of Hope
Letter to the Editor: Clothing Choice Is Not an Invitation for Harassment
Did you see Hope House's most recent letter to the editor? It was printed in many of our area newspapers. Check in out here in the Baraboo News Republic.
Hope House Donation Needs
Monetary donations are most needed. Individuals have the option of donating online. Please note that a portion of your online donation will go towards PayPal fees. Donations can be mailed to Hope House, P.O. Box 557, Baraboo, WI 53913. We also appreciate gas cards, gift cards (Walmart, Kwik Trip, Walgreens, Kohl’s), taxi vouchers from Baraboo Taxi, and used cell phones, iPods and iPads. Please note that we are not accepting used stuffed animals/plush toys, used toys, clothes (except for new sweatshirts and sweatpants), shoes, used books, furniture, TVs, bar soap, hats, scarves or travel-size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, or body wash. Current needs include the following:
Special Note about Travel-Size Items: We encourage those looking to donate travel-size items to donate them to the Backpack Project. The Backpack Project strives to provide Baraboo School District students who are financially challenged to enter the school doors on the first day ‘just like everyone else’ and to show these children the community supports and encourages them to learn and do their best. If interested in donating towards this project, please contact Becky Hovde at 608-963-8230 or Hivebiz65@gmail.com.
Parents' & Youth Service Providers' Section
Spotlight Resource: Dare2Know (D2K) Statewide Campaign
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin’s new campaign, “Dare2Know (D2K), is a challenge to encourage teens to rally around healthy relationships. Our ultimate goal? To end teen dating violence in Wisconsin! Check out the Dare2Know website and be on the lookout for a series of video, radio, digital, and transit ads appearing on digital and social media and in shopping malls, movie theaters, and buses. The campaign will initially appear throughout Wisconsin, including in Green Bay, LaCrosse, Rothschild, Metro Milwaukee, Rhinelander, Ashland, and Superior. Dare2Know is a cause that seeks to expose – and end – the serious impact of teen dating violence in Wisconsin and long-term effects on youth and society. The purpose is to inform, illustrate, and inspire youth to rally together in positive ways and promote healthy relationships in their schools and communities. A variety of resources, tools, and activities, including a youth-led Teen Ambassador Program, will allow teens to actively participate and share their experiences with each other.” Check it out today!