November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month (WAPM). The entire month is dedicated to mobilizing communities in Ontario to ensure everyone is educated, aware, and willing to help put an end to violence against women.
The Wrapped in Courage campaign—an Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) initiative—will once again be running in conjunction with WAPM. Due to the global health crisis, the Wrapped in Courage campaign will be running virtually this year.
Donations are being requested to support women’s shelters across Ontario from the convenience of your mobile phone. All you need to do is text the word ‘COURAGE’ to 41010 or use the tool below to donate $5-$25.
Although the campaign will look a little different this year, the goal is the same: mobilizing this community to ensure everyone is educated, aware, and willing to help put an end to men’s violence against women. FTP invites our community to show their support for this campaign by wearing purple throughout the month of November, and by following the initiative online (FTP’s website and social media channels) for campaign updates and awareness pieces. Make sure to send us your pictures! We want to showcase your support or your workplace in our social media feeds. Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to share on your social media too using the hashtags #ftplace, #WAPM and #WrappedinCourage.
Have questions? Email email@example.com.
Please click HERE for more information on the Wrapped in Courage Campaign.
Purple scarves (fashion scarves shown in photo above) are available and can be purchased ($20/each) through FTP. Payment must be done in advance either via our ONLINE SHOP or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org / 519-942-4122, ext. 243 to make arrangements. NOTE: The pet bandanas and purple bracelets are items exclusive to FTP.
Curbside pick up is available. Pickups can be done Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Please email email@example.com if you need more information.
FTP plays a vital role for survivors through our programs and services. When women and their children can’t access our shelter or one of our programs, it’s the difference between staying in a harmful situation and having a chance at freedom. Supporting your local shelter means that women always have a safe place to go when they are being harmed.