Purple scarfs and ties symbolize campaign to end violence against women

The Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie is participating in the Wrapped in Courage campaign, selling purple scarfs and ties to raise awareness about issues of abuse.
November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month. On average, 20-30 women a year are murdered in Ontario alone, and women’s abuse is the second highest reason for calls to emergency police services.
“The purple scarf symbolizes the courage it takes a woman to leave her abuser. However, the courage of the woman is not enough. It takes the strength of an entire community to end violence against women, and we need your help,” says the shelter. 
The Wrapped in Courage campaign is an Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses initiative that sells purple scarves and ties to those who want to support the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie, and bring an end to violence against women. 
Scarves are $25, and ties are $20. To inquire or purchase these items, please contact Kayla at kaylae@barrieshelter.com or 705-728-6300 x 228.