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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes ®

  • 2016 Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® participants.

This annual event was launched in 2001 by an American man who wanted to rally support among other men to stop violence against women. Called ‘The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence', the event has spread to communities across North America, including Perth County. The annual local event is an awareness-builder, a fundraiser and a day of fun activities for children.

WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2017, entertainment from 11:30 to 12:30. Walk starts at 1pm

WHERE: Festival Market Place Shopping Centre, 1067 Ontario St, Stratford, ON N5A 6W6

DETAILS OF WALK:
All walkers receive a T-shirt and water bottle. Top walker, including an individual on a team, wins round trip VIA RAIL Canada travel voucher for 4 within the Windsor, ON to Quebec City, QC Corridor, donated by VIA Rail Canada5 (value TBA). Top team individuals each win a gift bag.

NEW for individual walkers:
Individual walkers who collect/submit $1,000 by April 7 (for online pledges & cash/cheques) will have their name entered in a draw for a $100 gift card for The Red Rabbit. The winner will be drawn and announced April 22, 2017.
Bring the pledge sheet(s), cash/cheques, plus record of on-line donations, to Optimism Place. (270 Freeland Dr between 9:00 pm and 5:00 pm on April 7). Before dropping off, please call Deb Henderson, Financial Manager, at (519) 271-5310 ext 23.

How can I get people to pledge?
The #1 reason people don’t give is because they are not asked. Follow these tips you can quickly raise $1000.00 to help women and their children as they take steps to walk away from domestic violence!

Start by pledging yourself e.g ................$ 50

Then ask the following to support you:
4 family members @ $50 each ...............$200
2 more family members @ $25 ...............$ 50
10 friends @ $25 each ...........................$250
5 co-workers @$20 each .......................$100
4 neighbours @ $20 each .......................$80
Your boss for a company contribution ....$50
Everyone in your email address book ....$220
Total ............................................$1,000

You can also ask companies you deal with through work to sponsor you. Ask businesses you frequent for a donation (doctor, dentist, dry cleaners, etc.). Check with your company’s human resource department to see if they offer matching gifts.

Register on line below:
We have a new on-line registration for walkers for 2017! Once you sign up, each walker has their own person page so that pledges can be made to a specific walker. Prizes are awarded to the top walkers.

Walker Registration

 

Thank you for taking a stand against violence, and making the world a safer place! Your pledges help women and children by supporting programing and services at Optimism Place.

We couldn't do it without you!

Questions?
Contact FERN SHARP
Awareness and Resource Coordinator
Call: 519-271-5310 ext 31 or
fundaware@optimismplace.com

Prior to the Walk: TBA

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