Welcome to the May 2018 edition of Hope House's Community Education E-bulletin!
Thank You for Raising Awareness This April
Thank you to everyone that got involved and helped us raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pictured here are just some of the events and activities that we and/or our community partners were involved with. We so appreciate your support! Let's keep the conversations and awareness going all year long!
Did you see Hope House staff's weekly guest columns in the Capital Newspapers in April? If you missed any, please take a minute to read them:
Thank You for Participating in Denim Day
Thank you to all the businesses, agencies, schools, and churches that participated in Denim Day. Denim Day is in honor of a young woman whose rapist was let free in his appeal case because judges ruled her jeans were so tight that she must've helped him take them off and thus, in their eyes, was giving consent. Sounds outrageous and yet survivors nationally and locally are often not believed or are blamed. It's great to see so many community members that are working to change that and that want to demonstrate their support of survivors, protest victim-blaming, and educate others on consent.
Pictured here are just a few examples of groups that participated in our service area. Photos and donations continue to come to Hope House. So far Denim Day participants have raised over $1,600 to help support Hope House's free sexual assault advocacy services to survivors in Sauk, Columbia, Adams, Juneau, and Marquette Counties.
To All Our Facebook Followers
Thank you for liking our page! How exciting that on Denim Day we reached
over 1,000 likes. Please continue to like, comment, and share our posts so that
we can continue to reach more people: www.facebook.com/hopehousescw.
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.
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