Many of us have seen the news and heard the reports about the increase of domestic violence in our community.
Here’s a shocking fact: 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime! Chances are you know someone dealing with domestic violence right now. Given the seriousness of our local problem, Safehome is excited to announce that we are participating in an iCare campaign.
iCare is an awareness campaign designed to bring the issue of domestic violence out from behind closed doors. The campaign will gear up throughout the month of October and culminate on Wednesday, October 30 when the greater Kansas City community will come together to increase awareness about domestic violence and to be part of the solution. Businesses and community professionals will show they care about domestic violence by wearing a symbolic “black eye” sticker. It is important to note that domestic violence isn’t always visible. Psychological, financial, sexual, and emotional abuse are all forms of domestic violence and often precede physical violence.
Safehome is grateful for the support of our Community Leaders. Chief Frank Donchez and Officer John Lacy of the Overland Park Police Department have joined together with Scott Poore of Mission Driven Goods to say “iCare”. Together with the help of our community leaders, local businesses, various clubs and organizations, and passionate individuals we can make the difference in the lives of victims of domestic violence.
Will you and your business please join Safehome in doing the following?
- Commit to wearing a symbolic black eye sticker at your business on October 30, 2019
- Commit to a participation fee (based on company size)
- Host a fundraiser leading up to October 30, 2019 to benefit Safehome
- Display information at your place of business about Safehome
A kit will be provided, making the processes simple.
We encourage individuals to support the iCare awareness campaign. Safehome has an individual participation fee of $25. Individuals can sign up using the same commitment forms as businesses and will receive the symbolic black eye sticker in the mail. Our hope is to see as many people as possible say “iCare” this October.
Join these local businesses and organizations by saying iCare for Safehome!
- American Family Bryan Rapp Agency
- Auto FX
- Beauty Brands
- Brazil Academy LTD
- Cafe Brazil
- Core Communications
- Dickson-Diveley Orthopedics
- Farmers Insurance – Women’s Inclusion Network, Olathe Chapter
- Heather Otto and Friends Favorites
- Iconic Listings
- Jen Fescoe- One Hope Wine
- Kendra Scott -Town Center Location
- Lamar Advertising Company
- Legacy Development
- Love At First Bite
- MCP Group
- Mission Driven Goods
- Oddo Development
- Overland Park Police Department
- Ryse Design Company
- SKC Communications
- Sports Clips
- Stem 2 Salon
- Team Reedy at Prime Lending
- The Pantry KC
- Twin Peaks
- Wheat Photography
- Whole Life Chiropractic
- Wesco Distribution
Thank you to Lauren Muth with Ryse Design Company for helping Safehome spread the word about iCare.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact our Community Awareness Coordinator, Megan McGee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-309-5744.