It’s October 2014!
Below is FSS’ list of events and opportunities to celebrate DV Awareness Month.
October 4th Suburban Woman’s Empowerment Event: FSS will be beneficiaries. Pheasant Run Resort, Mega Center St. Charles, IL 60174 Admission: $10 To register or for more information, check out the link http://suburbanwoman.net/event/
October 4th Take Back The Night: Join the party and be part of the change! Help raise awareness on the issues surrounding child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. 3pm Central Park in Naperville For more info: http://evaalliance.org/
October 10thCOD Domestic Violence Awareness Symposium and Fair: In recognition of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Human Services program at College of DuPage will host a free Domestic Violence Awareness Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn. This event is free and open to the public. This event will provide information and events designed to raise awareness of domestic violence and its wide-ranging effect on individuals, families and society. Three guest speakers will be featured during this symposium, including DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit detective Mike Drugan, and abuse survivors Carolyn Cox and Juan Ortiz. For more information and to register, please contact Desiree Mombleau at (630) 942-2070 or email@example.com.
October 16th Video Screening and Speaker– Times Like These: Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. York Theatre 150 N.York St. Elmhurst, IL 60126
Featuring Dr. Lourdes Ferrer, survivor of domestic abuse and Lorena Gordon, writer/director of the short film Times Like These. For more info: http://www.familyshelterservice.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Family-Shelter-Service-Fundraiser-Flyer.pdf
October 17th Wheaton Warrenville South High School Football Game: Team will be wearing purple socks in honor of DV awareness month
October 23rd 10,000 Villages Make a purchase at Ten Thousand Villages, 503 Pennsylvania Avenue, Glen Ellyn anytime from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Family Shelter Service, offering help and hope to victims of domestic violence. Light refreshments will be served. For information, please contact Ron Pece, Store Manager, at 630-790-1166.
October 24th Matea Valley High School Football Game–Senior Night!: Team will be wearing purple socks in honor of DV awareness month
October 29th Volunteer Appreciation Party: 6-8pm at Drury Design in Glen Ellyn. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All Month Long: Our Administration building in Wheaton has purple lights decorating the tree outside in order to “Shed light on Domestic Violence” with accompanying banner. We will also be changing our cover photo on Facebook (attached) and posting on Facebook with the hashtag campaign #FreefromAbuse
December 11th, 12th, 15th and 16th
Holiday Shoppe is an opportunity to share the joy of the holiday season with victims of domestic violence and their children. Our clients are able to shop for free for their family in a welcoming and safe environment. At Family Shelter Service, we cannot be successful without the support of our local business community. Please distribute this information to your employees as we invite your company and to support this event with donations of toys, gifts, money and time.
You can make a difference this year by donating gift cards and new unwrapped children’s gifts, gift cards or cash donations.
Want to donate?
Gift cards to grocery stores, gas cards, Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, are used at Holiday Shoppe and throughout the year to help clients replace items they had to leave behind. In addition, our teen age clients are especially appreciative when they receive a gift card that allows them to choose something for themselves. It is also our hope that each parent leave with a gift certificate to spend as they choose during the holiday season.
Donation Suggestions: Gift Cards from Wal-Mart, Target, Jewel, Walgreens, Baby toys, warm hats and mittens, children’s books (English and Spanish), puzzles, educational toys and games, Legos, blocks, arts and crafts supplies, sporting equipment and games, dolls (female, male, Caucasian and Latino), youth jewelry and cosmetics, pay as you go phones, cameras.
No violent toys, guns, swords or other weapons please.
Drop off and volunteer times:
Drop Off and Set Up: Thursday December 11th from 4pm to 7pm
Drop Off and Set Up: Friday December 12th from 9am to 6pm