COMMUNITIES TO TURN PURPLE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Harbor House to host 3rd Annual Purple Porch Project to support survivors and raise awareness

Contact: Morgan Kirchenwitz
Title: Marketing and Events Manager
Phone: 9209559114
Email: morgan.kirchenwitz@harborhousewi.org

COMMUNITIES TO TURN PURPLE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Harbor House to host 3rd Annual Purple Porch Project to support survivors and raise awareness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 15th, 2020

Appleton, WI – Staff and volunteers at Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs are preparing for the 3rd Annual Purple Porch Project, a regional event that encourages homeowners and businesses to change standard porch lights and/or outdoor lights to purple-colored lights for October, which is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The Purple Porch Project is an easy way for members of our community to show their support of survivors, and to spread awareness of resources in the community,” said Morgan Kirchenwitz, Harbor House’s Marketing and Events Manager.

This year’s project proves to be an even brighter event. The project has already received support from The Boldt Company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Ascension Calumet Hospital, and the State Bank of Chilton.

Purple Porch Kits can be purchased for a $10 donation at the following retail partners: Avenue Art Company or Amano Print House in Appleton. Harbor House will also be hosting two pick-up dates at both our Appleton and Chilton locations on Saturday, September 19 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. and Wednesday, September 23 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

One in four women are affected by domestic abuse – we all know someone,” said Alison Fiebig, Business Development/Marketing Manager at The Boldt Company and Purple Porch Project committee member. “By turning our porches purple, we will be shining a light on the issue and hope the project will start conversations in our community. We also want survivors of domestic violence to know that we are listening and their stories matter.

Individuals are also encouraged to share the message on social media platforms. Harbor House has created a Social Media Kit that includes photos, graphics and messages to download and use on Facebook, Instagram and other websites. Individuals can access the kit here; www.harborhousewi.org/purpleporchproject.

For more information about Purple Porch Project or other Harbor House events, contact Morgan Kirchenwitz, Marketing & Events Manager at 920-955-9114 or morgan.kirchenwitz@harborhousewi.org.

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About Harbor House

Mission | To empower communities to be free from domestic abuse through safety, knowledge, and engagement.

Vision| a community without domestic abuse.

Since 1984, Harbor House has been the singular organization in the community committed to understanding the breadth of domestic abuse, and the evolving needs of the individuals and families who experience domestic abuse. Harbor House continues to lead a community-wide partnership – including areas throughout Outagamie and Calumet Counties - in the prevention of domestic abuse, and offers safety and support to diverse families in crisis. Each year the organization serves more than 1,600 children and adults.

 

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Morgan Kirchenwitz at 9209559114 or email Morgan at morgan.kirchenwitz@harborhousewi.org.