Throughout the month of October, Beaufort’s Hopeful Horizons will be hosting events to raise awareness of domestic violence in the community, state and around the nation.
The Clothesline Project is an awareness installation created by women who have experienced violence. Each t-shirt has been created either by a woman who has survived violence or in honor of a woman who has experienced violence. The different color shirts represent different types of violence; rape, child abuse, domestic abuse, etc. Each shirt in the collection was created locally.
Wedding Gown Project
Wedding gowns featuring the names of victims killed in the two prior years in incidences of domestic violence in South Carolina will be on display in Hampton, Colleton, and Jasper County family courthouses.
Shear Miracle Color Me Purple Fundraiser
Shear Miracle Salon in Hilton Head is helping to cut out domestic violence in October. Purple highlights are offered for $10 per streak, and a basket of Moroccan Oil Products will be raffled for $5 per ticket. All proceeds benefit Hopeful Horizons.
Farmers Market Awareness Events
Visit the Hopeful Horizons information table while shopping at the following farmers markets to learn more about Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Saturday, October 6 and 20 Port Royal Farmers Market
Saturday, October 6 and 13 Colleton Museum & Farmers Market
Tuesday, October 16 and 23 Colleton Museum & Farmers Market
Thursday, October 11 and 25 Bluffton Farmers Market
Football Candlelight Vigils
Hopeful Horizons will host a candle light vigil during half time to bring awareness to Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Friday, October 5 Ridgeland/Hardeeville High School
Friday, October 12 Battery Creek High School
Friday, October 12 May River High School
Friday, October 19 Whale Branch High School
Friday, October 19 Colleton County High School
Friday, October 26 Wade Hampton High School
For more information regarding these events and the work Hopeful Horizons is doing in our community, please visit www.hopefulhorizons.org.