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We are changing
For the past ten years Elizabeth Freeman Center (EFC) organized an annual campaign every third Thursday of September called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.” This event grew to be our biggest event,both in fundraising and also, as importantly, in friend-raising, to build a community movement to end domestic, dating and sexual violence.
Moving forward, we wanted to create a new event that best represents our values and our community.
Rise Together for Safety and Justice
We are excited to launch Rise Together for Safety and Justice! These last 18 months in the pandemic have been difficult, but we Rise Together, as a community because all of us deserve safety and justice. This year, as we remain vigilant with COVID precautions, we will have walks in North Adams, Williamstown, Pittsfield, Lee, and Great Barrington in September. Please join us.
- Rise Together with us between Sunday, September 19th, and Wednesday, September 29th (Click HERE for the schedule of socially distanced planned walks and suggested routes);
- Register HERE and help us raise funds with your family, coworkers and friends;
- Donate HERE so that we can raise the funds that we desperately need to address and prevent domestic, dating, and sexual violence. If you would like to donate to a specific participant or team, click HERE.
- Spread the word that EFC is here, open and ready to help;
- Take photos and videos about why you rise and share on social media with #WhyWeRise and #RiseTogether to join Elizabeth Freeman Center in spreading awareness about sexual and domestic violence in Berkshire County. We’re on Facebook and Instagram.
Check out the walks!
Use the Rise Together Toolkit to help spread the word on social media. Tag 3 friends with #RiseTogether!
THE WORLD CHANGED, AND THE VIOLENCE INCREASED.
Throughout the pandemic, EFC never closed its doors. We saw extremely dangerous cases, incredible need for shelter, huge financial need, and alarming homelessness. Calls to our hotline increased over 40%. The need for emergency shelter increased over 60%.
Help us continue to provide these life saving services and donate today.