Sojourner is a great organization, full of passionate people working hardÂ to increase awareness about domestic violence and share the message that violence is not an acceptable behavior.Â Yet, according to Sojourner, 74% of Americans know someone who has been abused. That's an alarming percentage.Â So, we can all pitch in this October as it's Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) â€“ 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.Â 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:
â€¢ Red Elephant
â€¢ Lela Boutique
â€¢ Gothic Milwaukee
â€¢ The Brass Alley
â€¢ Evolution Milwaukee
â€¢ Clock Shadow Creamery
â€¢ Milwaukee Food & City Tours
â€¢ Purple Door Ice Cream
â€¢ Lakefront Brewery
The shirts are great, and the cause greater.Â 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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