Shine a light, save a life.
Central Alberta is once again joining neighborhoods and cities around the world, to increase the awareness of domestic violence issues and it’s affect upon children and families and provide education on building healthy relationships.
Soroptimist International of Central Alberta, part of a global volunteer organization for women, have teamed up with the Domestic and Relationship Violence Initiative Committee at the Outreach Centre to bring the Purple Light Nights campaign to the region. Several communities that join in lighting up in purple are Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Blackfalds and Penhold.
The simple idea of shining a purple light on your porch, light up your trees and shrubs with purple string lights, light up some trees at city hall, shine a purple light in a lamp on your desk, decorate your store front in purple, will start the conversation and bring to light the dark shame of domestic abuse.
Family Violence Prevention Month is November 2019 and shining the lights all month long honors the memory of those victims lost to domestic violence. It gives hope to those still living with abuse, and shows support for the survivors.
The campaign has purple light bulbs, purple wreaths and men’s and ladies t-shirts for sale. To get more information or to make a purchase call Sherri Smith at 403-391-7912 or Sylvia Bouteiller at 403-348-9823.
Visit the Central Alberta Purple Light Nights Facebook page to learn about the campaign and about family violence.