Welcome to the December 2016 edition of Hope House's Community Education E-bulletin!
Free Screening of The Mask You Live In on Monday in Baraboo
How do stereotypes about masculinity affect not only boys and men in America, but also our society at large, and what actions can we all take to promote healthy masculinity? Join us to discuss this powerful question through a free screening of The Mask You Live In, a documentary by The Representation Project, sponsored by Hope House and the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County PRIDE Club. The trailer for the film can be viewed below. The screening and post-film discussion will be held Monday, December 5th from 4-6pm in the RG Brown Theater on the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County campus. All are welcome, but please note that the film contains mature topics (such as sex, violence, drugs, and alcohol). Common Sense Media recommends the film for ages 15 and older.
One lucky attendee will receive a $10 KwikTrip card! Questions can be directed to Nola Pastor at Hope House at 608-356-9123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
Around the holidays, people often ask what gift items they can donate to Hope House for the people we work with. Here is our holiday wish list:
New Support Group Starting in Portage
Has domestic violence or sexual abuse touched your life in some way? Do you seek connections with supportive individuals who have similar life experiences as you? Please join Hope House advocate Katie on the first and third Friday of the month for support group from 1-2pm at the Portage Library. For more information, call Hope House at 608-356-7500 or 1-800-584-6790.
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 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; our most needed items are bolded:
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 email@example.com.
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