For Release October 15 - 23, 2016
Voices of Hope Holds 22nd Annual
Shop to Stop Family Violence Campaign
Voices of Hope’s 22nd annual Shop to Stop Family Violence campaign will be held the week of October 17 - 23. Throughout that week, several locally-owned retailers will be donating 2 % of their proceeds to Voice of Hope, a local agency which provides crisis intervention services for victims of relationship violence and sexual assault in the Lincoln area.
“This campaign is a wonderful way to support locally-owned retailers and a local agency that is providing vital, free services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault,” explains Voices of Hope Executive Director Marcee Metzger. “Some of these stores have been participating for all 22 years of this campaign. We are asking that people please support these retailers throughout the week of October 17 – 23 and thank them for giving back to their community.”
Participating retailers include:
Abesque Variations Boutique, Book & Basket Case, Finer Things Consignment, Gomez Art Supply, Home & Closet, Indigo Bridge Books, Meier’s Cork ‘N Bottle, OMT!, Paint Yourself Silly, Pebbles & Pearls, Rachel’s Boutique, Scarlet Raven Tattoo, Stella Collective, Stem Gallery, Ten Thousand Villages, The Black Market, The Mill, The Funky Sister, Tsuru, and Uniform Connection.
Business sponsors for this year’s campaign include: Advocate Sponsors: CHI - St. Elizabeth and Brester Construction; Provider Sponsors BryanHealth and studio951; Friend Sponsors: Union Bank & Trust, and SolutionOne; and Supporting Sponsor: Firespring.
Voices of Hope provides free and confidential services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and incest. Last year, Voices of Hope answered over 8,000 calls from individuals needing help or information related to domestic violence and sexual assault and assisted nearly 2000 victims of the crimes through services such as safety planning, crisis counseling, protection order assistance, support groups, and legal and medical advocacy.
For additional information, contact:
Patsy Martin at 476-2110