ModCloth grab bags are back. This time, rather than just being lucky enough to score a limited Purple for a Purpose Grab Bag, 20% of the proceeds will benefit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Each purple tote is filled with $90 worth of ModCloth accessories.
Purple is the color often designated to domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention. We hope that when you use your purple tote, it reminds you of your contribution to a worthy cause.
If you don’t get a chance to purchase a bag or wish to participate further in DV and IPV support organizations, there are so many ways to participate:
- Donate money or time to organizations like the The Pixel Project, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, CARE, VDay, and other organizations.
- Locate a women’s shelter or counseling center near you to ask if they can provide you with a “wishlist.” Often, shelters need donations of toiletries, non-perishable food, and small household items.
- Contact your local YWCA and ask about their Week Without Violence campaign.
- Participate in any campus events, workshops, or support groups. You can start your own if they don’t yet exist. College of San Mateo did this.
One of our blog readers, Angela in Washington, participated in a race to raise money for domestic violence services in her area.
We want to know what you’re doing to raise awareness. Please share!
Photo: The Pixel Project
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