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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

From: Sunday, October 1st, 2017
To: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Break the Silence. Break the Cycle. #EndDomesticViolenceNow.

Here’s how to get involved:


Throughout the Month:

  • Call us at 262-522-3805 for materials like purple ribbons, bracelets, window clings, brochures, and more to show you stand with survivors! This is a great and easy way to get your friends, school, or company involved.
  • Enjoy some great wine and Italian cuisine at Tenuta’s Restaurant in Bay View and a percentage of sales will be donated to The Women’s Center.
  • Head to Fox Bros Piggly Wiggly in Hartland or Oconomowoc and show your support at the checkout counter by adding a donation to your bill.
  • Light the Way to #EndDomesticViolenceNow and display a purple light bulb in the front window of your home or business. You can purchase purple light bulbs at Tomchek Ace Hardware and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Women’s Center. Keep an eye out for purple lights at various local landmarks throughout the month!

  • Paint It Purple to #EndDomesticViolenceNow at Soul Fire Art Studio. Create DIY pottery or jewelry and mention The Women’s Center at the register to have 20% of your purchase price donated to us.

Calendar of Special Events:

  • Friday October 6: Gather your “best buds” for an evening of howling good fun at Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse’s 9th Annual Howl at the Moon Ladies’ Night. Keep an eye out for our very own Angela Mancuso as a guest celebrity!
  • Saturday October 7 and Wednesday October 11: Find us at the Milwaukee Film Festival! We are proud to be a sponsor of the film “The Divine Order” with screenings on Saturday October 7 at the Downer Theatre and Wednesday October 11 at the Avalon Theatre.
  • Sunday October 15: Join us for Soul Fire Sunday at Soul Fire Art Studio. We’ll be there between 1-3pm to Paint It Purple to #EndDomesticViolenceNow.
  • Sunday October 15 through Saturday October 21: Rochester Deli and Periwinkle’s Bakery  will be offering a beautiful, iced purple flower shortbread cookie, with 30% of proceeds donated to The Women’s Center.
  • Monday October 16 through Sunday October 22: Listen for our special public service announcements on B93.3 and keep an eye out for our billboards along I-94!
  • Thursday October 19: Wear purple and post a photo to Facebook or Twitter as part of the nationwide #PurpleThursday campaign. Make sure to tag @TheWomensCenterInc on Facebook or @TWCWaukesha on Twitter!
  • Thursday October 19: Take your coffee break at Mama D’s Coffee in Waukesha or Wales. A percentage of sales from their Mama D’s Cares Day will be donated to The Women’s Center.
  • Thursday October 19: Head to Burlap & Lace Marketplace for their “Go Purple” Sale. Various vendors will be donating a portion of sale proceeds to The Women’s Center.
  • Thursday October 19: Stop by Carroll University for lunch and decorate a sugar cookie with purple frosting.
  • Saturday October 21: Visit Tomchek Ace Hardware for their annual Garage Sale! A percentage of ALL sales will be donated to The Women’s Center, as well as all proceeds from their brat lunch station.
  • Thursday October 26: Support The Women’s Center at Girls’ Night Out – Waukesha County at Water2Wine , where proceeds from the raffle will be donated to us.

Be sure to check back here or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest news and updates throughout the month.