ALPHA DAUGHTERS KICK OFF 'GO PURPLE' CAMPAIGN TO RAISE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS
"We are asking the community to sponsor a Pinwheel Garden which consist of putting up a yard sign and twelve purple pinwheels on display in yards that will be visible for the month of October, said Program Coordinator Bridgette Alexander. "It is vital that we build awareness to the horror of domestic violence and this "Go Purple" campaign will allow us to do so."
In addition to planting a pin wheel garden, ADOZ is asking residents to post pictures with #GoPurple and share it to their facebook page. The person who posts the picture and receives the most “likes” will receive a small token of appreciation.
Some suggested ideas to participate in raising domestic violence awareness are as follows:
- Have staff/students donate in order to participate in an all purple dress down day.
- Decorate your office/cubical with any and everything purple.
- Wear purple during the month of October
- Plant a Pinwheel Garden.
Yard signs and pinwheels can be picked up at the ADOZ office located in The CARE Center, 171 Keller Street, Hahnville, La. 70057. Donations towards the #GoPurple Campaign’s Plant-A-Pinwheel Garden are asked to make payments payable to Alpha Daughters of Zion Domestic Violence Program, P. O. Box 682, Hahnville, La. 70057
The group was recognized for their "Go Purple" efforts by the St. Charles Parish Council on Oct. 3 in Hahnville
Alpha Daughters of Zion Domestic Violence Program is a non-profit organization in St. Charles Parish that provides a network of free and confidential services for survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence to help them live their life free from violence. Additionally, ADOZ is a partner agency of United Way of St. Charles.
ADOZ provides shelter, counseling, food and referrals to women and children of domestic violence violence in St. Charles and throughout the river parishes.
For more information regarding #GoPurple or the services in your area, Please contact Bridgette Alexander at (504) 259-9739 or Assistant Director Ivy Williams at (504) 812-0965.