I'm Erin, and I design and sell clothing locally. This November, at my store in West Broadway, I’m donating proceeds and collecting donations for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I’m hoping you can help me get the word out!
At the EMK flagship store, we’ve been witnessing #metoo evolve into a massive conversation but recognize that unfortunately there are also lots of women who can't speak out. We have nearly twice the national rate of cases of violence against women in Manitoba, and sadly less than 10% of sexual assaults are reported to police.
Getting out of an abusive situation can mean leaving everything behind, including basic comforts, like a change of clothes. That’s something that most people would never have to think of … which is why we wanted to help out in our own small way. For the entire month of November, we are donating 50% of proceeds from all in-store and online purchases of blanket, infinity and patch scarves to Willow Place Shelter, located right here in Winnipeg, to assist local women who need our help. We will also be accepting donations of something they need the most; both women's and children's new and gently used pajamas.
If you'd like to know more about Willow Place Shelter, what they do, how you can help and what else they may be in need of, visit their website at willowplaceshelter.ca
Questions? Feel free to leave a comment below and purchase scarves here!
Hey! Our little fundraiser is getting some media attention!