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Dress for success memphis & verizon wireless domestic violence awareness month initiatives informational with comments

  1. 1. Dress for Success Memphis & Verizon Wireless Domestic Violence AwarenessMonth Initiatives Comment [CC1]: ?In observance of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month, Oon Saturday,October 1, 2011, Dress for Success Memphis hosted an onsite domestic violencesession, at its office on Domestic Violence. I, in whichattendance were 15 Comment [CC2]: or workshop?members of the Memphis’ Professional Women’s Group were in attendance. Anexpert speaker was scheduled to attend but cancelled the day before the event.A Verizon Wireless Representative was informed of the event but was not able toattend. The gathering was very intimate and no local media was allowed to Comment [CC3]: This information is really inessential and diminishes the partnership betweenattend. A film, “Telling Amy’s Story,” which is about a woman, Amy Homan Dress for Success Memphis and Verizon Wireless where this initiative is concerned.McGhee, who was shot and killed by her husband as her children waited for heroutside of her home, was shown. The story was funded by Verizon Wireless as atraining tool to detect and help women who are victims of domestic abuse,particularly as it relates to or deluges into the work force. As a result of theintimate session the ladies Viewing attendees spoke candidly about their ownexperiences with domestic violence past situations and how they could relate tothe film.: “Telling Amy’s Story.” Overall this was a great The event was an overallsuccess, and and we are looking forward to hosting a session of as such in 2012.The 2012 session will include an expert panel be more focus on involving andinvolve more community partners and having an expert panel who will bringawareness to the issue, besides the open forum. Also from this year experiencewe may need to have two sessions, one for individuals to speak about theirexperience and another for the entire community/referral partners to bringawareness to the issue.Although our session this year was a small in number gathering, it reachedtouched our community in a major way. To further align with our goal ofincreaseincreasing the awareness about dDomestic vViolence, Dress for SuccessMemphis collected gently used cell phones at two of our fundraisers (The LittleBlack Dress Event & Upscale Garage Sale) that totaled 4 days over a four-dayperiod. These phones were donated to Verizon for recycling and distribution to
  2. 2. area shelters that render services to women making strides to overcome domesticviolence.Also oOur Executive Director, Susan Kyles, appeared inon a local media newsstations and to informed the community of about the partnership between Dressfor Success and Verizon Wireless, for whom we are certainly grateful.Thanks to Verizon Wireless for caring about the individuals we serve!.
  3. 3. Dress for Success Memphis & Verizon Wireless Domestic Violence AwarenessMonth InitiativesIn observance of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month, on Saturday,October 1, 2011 Dress for Success Memphis hosted an onsite domestic violencesession, in which15 members of the Memphis Professional Women’s Group werein attendance. The gathering was very intimate and no local media was allowedto attend. A film, “Telling Amy’s Story,” which is about a woman, Amy HomanMcGhee, who was shot and killed by her husband as her children waited for heroutside of her home, was shown. The story was funded by Verizon Wireless as atraining tool to detect and help women who are victims of domestic abuse,particularly as it relates to or deluges into the work force. Viewing attendeesspoke candidly about their own experiences with domestic violence and how theycould relate to the film. The event was an overall success, and we are lookingforward to hosting a session of such in 2012.The 2012 session will include an expert panel and involve more communitypartners who will bring awareness to the issue, besides the open forum.Although our session this year was a small gathering, it touched our community ina major way. To further align with our goal of increasing awareness aboutdomestic violence, Dress for Success Memphis collected gently used cell phonesat two of our fundraisers (The Little Black Dress Event & Upscale Garage Sale)over a four-day period. These phones were donated to Verizon for recycling anddistribution to area shelters that render services to women making strides toovercome domestic violence.Our Executive Director, Susan Kyles, appeared in local media to inform thecommunity of the partnership between Dress for Success and Verizon Wireless,for whom we are certainly grateful.Thanks to Verizon Wireless for caring about the individuals we serve!
  4. 4. Dress for Success Memphis & Verizon Wireless Domestic Violence Awareness Month InitiativesIn observance of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month, on Saturday,October 1, 2011 Dress for Success Memphis hosted an onsite domestic violencesession in which15 members of the Memphis Professional Women’s Group werein attendance. The gathering was very intimate and no local media was allowedto attend. A film, “Telling Amy’s Story,” which chronicles the life of Amy HomanMcGhee, who was shot and killed by her husband as her children waited for heroutside of her home, was shown. The story was funded by Verizon Wireless as atraining tool to detect and help women who are victims of domestic abuse,particularly as it relates to or deluges into the work force. Viewing attendeesspoke candidly about their own experiences with domestic violence and how theycould relate to the film.The event was an overall success, and we are looking forward to hosting a sessionof such in 2012, which will include an expert panel and involve more communitypartners who will bring awareness to the issue, besides the open forum.Although our session this year was a small gathering, it touched our community ina major way. To further align with our goal of increasing awareness aboutdomestic violence, Dress for Success Memphis collected gently used cell phonesat two of our fundraisers (The Little Black Dress Event & Upscale Garage Sale)over a four-day period. These phones were donated to Verizon for recycling anddistribution to area shelters that render services to women making strides toovercome domestic violence.Our Executive Director, Susan Kyles, appeared in local media to inform thecommunity of the partnership between Dress for Success and Verizon Wireless,for whom we are certainly grateful.Thanks to Verizon Wireless for caring about the individuals we serve!

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