The Women’s Community has been serving individuals in central Wisconsin since 1978. The community came together 5 years ago build a new facility where children, teens, and adult victims of abuse can better be cared for and to help change the way we respond to those in need. Domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking know no boundaries and it can happen to anyone. As our culture continues to change, the programs and needs continue to grow and change. There is a need for your support.
Help us to educate others and create change to end abuse by participating in the #ButterflyEffectChallenge. The Challenge kicks off in April with promotions through July, but we hope this keeps going and continues throughout the rest of 2017. The theme is fitting because butterflies symbolize change, rebirth, renewal, happiness, and transformation…similar to the stages victims of abuse experience. Your support in this great cause will help build awareness, generate funds, maintain the facility, and advance programming.
Create. Commit. Challenge.
Click through the butterflies to help get you started. You can find ideas on our Pinterest board.
Participate in the Challenge
Thank you for your interest in participating in the #ButterflyEffectChallenge. Display, hang, wear, paint, design, and showcase your butterflies with your commitment to help create change throughout our community to end all abuse.
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Include the #ButterflyEffectChallenge sign and a “commit” statement in your photo or video to help spread awareness and challenge others.
Example Commit Statements:
Pick a commit statement below or create your own. Insert your name, group, or business at the beginning and challenge others.
___________ commit to support my friends in healthy relationships and challenge __________ to make a small change to help end abuse!
___________ commit to help stop bullying and challenge ___________ to make a small change to help stop abuse!
___________ commit to support survivors and challenge ___________ to make a small change to help end abuse!
___________ commit to show respect to all and challenge ___________ to make a small change to help end abuse!
___________ commit to donate $20 to The Women’s Community and I challenge 20 of my Facebook friends to do the same.
___________ commit to call out bullying when I see it and I challenge my classmates to not be bystanders.
___________ commit to teaching my children about healthy relationships and I challenge my siblings to do the same.
___________ commit to teaching my daughters about self-respect and challenge my daughters to teach their friends.
___________ commit to teaching my son(s) about expressing emotions and I challenge my sons to teach their friends.
Donate Now and We Encourage Creative Fundraising
- Individuals & Special Interest Groups: Rally your friends, hold a special event, or get create to raise awareness and donate to support the cause.
- Corporate Involvement: Special events like jeans day, wear purple or donate to hang a butterfly or competitions are some ideas to help make it a team-building activity.
- Retail Organizations: Promote, sell, and display colored butterflies to your patrons. Each butterflyy holds an impact statement so they can share how they will help make a small change and sign their name with a donation.
Share Your Photo or Video
See what others have done and share your photo or video with us using #ButterflyEffectChallenge in your post.
If you’d like, email your photo or video to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post it for you.