As you know, each Thursday we blog about various Domestic Violence Awareness issues. Additionally, we will blog about ways that the Beta Eta chapter is championing the cause, and offer suggestions about how you can as well!!
Just a reminder National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, runs October 1st to 31st. Nationally, Alpha Chi Omega partners with Macy’s and the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF). The FVPF brings us one of our favorite programs: the Give Respect campaign.
Each fall, Macy’s hosts Shop For A Cause at its stores nationwide. The details (from the Macy’s website):
Shop for a Cause is Macy’s national charity shopping day that offers the opportunity for local nonprofit organizations to raise funds in their communities. Since 2006, Shop for a Cause has helped raise more than $34 million for thousands of charity partners.
How it works:
Macy’s invites charities to sign up, sell $5 tickets and keep 100% of the proceeds of every ticket they sell. Macy’s also sells $5 tickets in-store with all proceeds benefiting designated charities. Customers purchasing tickets benefit by receiving incredible storewide shopping savings all day on October 16, 2010. On October 16, Macy’s also hosts special events, prizes and other in-store excitement. Read more here.
The Beta Eta chapter sells tickets locally to alumnae, parents, and community contacts. You too can support the cause, as there are several ways Shop for Cause can benefit domestic violence awareness. First, tickets sold nationwide at the register in all Macy’s stores on October 16th will benefit Feeding America (and local food banks) and Family Violence Prevention Fund. Second, you can check the list of local causes to see if your community’s DV shelter is registered as a cause for the day. The list is here. (A third alternative is to organize ticket sales for your local service provider – it’s easy and risk-free. Details are here.)