Alpha Daughters kick off ‘Go Purple’ campaign to raise domestic violence awareness

The Alpha Daughters of Zion (ADOZ) is raising awareness of domestic violence in St. Charles Parish during the month of October by asking residents to participate in their “Go Purple” campaign.

“We are asking the community to sponsor a Pinwheel Garden which consist of putting up a yard sign and 12 purple pinwheels on display in yards that will be visible for the month of October,” said Program Coordinator Bridgette Alexander. “It is vital that we build awareness to the horror of domestic violence and this ‘Go Purple’ campaign will allow us to do so.”

In addition to planting a pin wheel garden, ADOZ is asking residents to post pictures with #GoPurple and share it to their Facebook page.

The person who posts the picture and receives the most “likes” will receive a small token of appreciation.

Some suggested ideas to participate in raising domestic violence awareness are as follows:

• Have staff and students donate to participate in an all-purple dress down day.

• Decorate your office or cubical with any and everything purple.

• Wear purple during this month

• Plant a pinwheel garden.

Yard signs and pinwheels can be picked up at the ADOZ office in the CARE Center, 171 Keller Street, Hahnville.

Donations towards the #GoPurple Campaign’s Plant-A-Pinwheel Garden are asked to make payments payable to Alpha Daughters of Zion Domestic Violence Program, P. O. Box 682, Hahnville, La. 70057.

The group was recognized for their “Go Purple” efforts by the St. Charles Parish Council on Oct. 3 in Hahnville.

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