Wear a ribbon against domestic violence

The month of October has been designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And

during the week of Oct. 16-20, the YWCA Week Without Domestic Violence will be

observed. On Kaua’i, the YWCA has planned a different event for each day of the

week.

The Purple Ribbon Campaign is a national campaign to educate and

bring awareness toward reducing violence in our communities and homes. By

wearing a purple ribbon, we can show our commitment to stopping

violence.

For the Purple Ribbon Campaign, a basket of purple ribbons, for

people to wear or attach to their car antenna, will be displayed at businesses

islandwide. A small poster will announce the purpose of the campaign. All the

businesses that have contributed to the campaign will be listed on the poster

as co-sponsors.

You can assist us in promoting this campaign by making

monetary contributions or donating purple ribbons, pins and baskets, and/or

helping us by distributing purple ribbons at your place of business.

If you

are able to lend your support, please call me at 245-4728 or write to me at the

Legal Aid Society, 3-3359 Kuhio Hwy., Lihue, HI 96766.

TARA

HASEGAWA

Legal Aid Society of Hawai’i

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