October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Photo: OnMilwaukee Staff Writers)

Go purple with Sojourner and MilwaukeeHome

Last summer, my wife and I were honored to serve as hosts for Sojourner's 26th annual Tailgate for Peace at Miller Park. More recently, I got to walk the runway to help raise funds for Sojourner. 

Sojourner is a great organization, full of passionate people working hard to increase awareness about domestic violence and share the message that violence is not an acceptable behavior.  Yet, according to Sojourner, 74% of Americans know someone who has been abused. That's an alarming percentage.  So, we can all pitch in this October as it's Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) – an annual, nation-wide campaign that's also part of Sojourner's MKE Peace Campaign, an initiative designed to increase awareness about domestic violence by "turning Milwaukee purple."

To do so, Sojourner has partnered with MilwaukeeHome to create special edition, purple MilwaukeeHome T-shirts.  Purple is a symbol of peace, courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending domestic violence, and is the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

If you wear the special-edition shirt, you'll not only support the cause but receive special deals when visiting the following Sojourner MKE Peace Partners:

Red Elephant
Lela Boutique
Gothic Milwaukee
The Brass Alley
Movida
Evolution Milwaukee
Clock Shadow Creamery
Lizzibeth
Milwaukee Food & City Tours
Purple Door Ice Cream
Lakefront Brewery

The shirts are great, and the cause greater.  So, buy one and when you wear it share it using #MKEPeace and tag @SojournerMKE.

T-shirts can be purchased at the MilwaukeeHome store, 159 N. Jackson St., suite 101 or at mkehome.com. They are $30 each.

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