October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Join us in events and happenings around central Kentucky to raise awareness about services and show your support for survivors. Download this printable calendar to post at your workplace, dorm, place of worship, and other locations.

All Month 
Engage and Support 
Attend community events and participate in projects that support survivors. Follow domestic violence agencies on social media. Share stats and and resources with your friends and family to raise awareness.#DVAM #SupportSurvivors #BelieveSurvivors #TalkAboutDV #endDV #NoMore #NoMás #TogetherWeCan

All Month
Paint Lex Purple 

Visit the Lexington Domestic Violence Prevention Board website for ways to Paint Lex Purple! Look for purple banners and displays downtown, and share images of them on social media. Get more info here.

All Month
Sponsor a Ribbon in Jessamine County 
Purchase a purple ribbon from Rachel’s Rose Garden to help Friends of The Family Center in Wilmore raise awareness and support survivors. Funds raised will support the Jessamine County Domestic Violence Support group in Jessamine County. Get more info here.

Sunday, October 1
Frame your pics and videos
Start the month by adding a Facebook frame to your profile pic, images, and videos to support survivors. Search endDV from the frame options to discover special Domestic Violence Awareness Month designs available September 30.

Saturday, October 7
Autumn U-Pick Day on the Farm
Drive out to the farm at GreenHouse17 for some flower pickin’ fun on Sat, Oct 7 from 10 -1. $10 a bucket. Rain or shine. Join the Facebook event for more information or send us a note to request driving directions.

Sunday, October 15
Conversation Sunday
A day to start conversations about domestic violence. Talk about it during your faith service. Talk about it before the game. Talk about it during a walk with your neighbor.  Get more info here.

Tuesday, October 17
National Twitter Chat
Participate in the Twitter Chat hosted by National Network to End Domestic Violence from 2 to 3 PM. Follow #Support4Survivors and share your thoughts on removing barriers, centering marginalized communities, and building resilience.

Thursday, October 19
Purple Thursday
Put on purple to show support for survivors and raise awareness about domestic violence! Purple Thursday is an easy way for work and community groups to get involved. Get more info here.

Thursday, October 24
Domestic Violence Seminar 

An informative seminar from 1 to 3 pm hosted by The Family Center at 334 E Main St, Wilmore. Learn about types of violence, the cycle of violence, professional services available in Jessamine County and surrounding areas. Get more info here.

Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29
Flash Donation Drive on Amazon
Help us end the month strong! Shop the GreenHouse17 wish list on Amazon to donate much-needed bedding supplies for adults and children surviving domestic violence. And ship your donation directly to our emergency shelter. Get more info here.

 

 

Conversation Sunday – A Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event

Participate in a day to start conversations about domestic violence on Sunday, October 15!

Talk about it during your faith service. Talk about it before the game. Talk about it during a walk with your neighbor. Consider the barriers to leaving, accountability for abusers, media representations of abuse, and the intersection of -isms with domestic violence.

Download the printable Conversations Sunday flier from this link.

These are difficult but important topics.  Your conversations will help create a community that is intolerant of violence and supports survivors.

Not sure how to begin the conversation? Check out these ideas and prompts to get started (and keep the conversation going.)

And remember to share your participation on social media throughout the day to raise awareness for the cause! Don’t forget to tag and mention us in your post: #ConversationSunday #TalkAboutDV #DVAM #supportsurvivors #endDV @GreenHouse17 @GreenHouse17KY

For more information, please send us a note or call Mary at 859-519-1906.

 

Purple Thursday – A Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event

Put on purple to raise awareness about domestic violence and show your support for survivors on Thursday, October 19!

Purple Thursday is an easy way for work and community groups to get involved. Join the Purple Thursday Facebook event page (coming soon) for resources and updates.

Download the printable Purple Thursdays flier from this link.

Become an official Purple Thursday participating and receive stickers for participants to wear! We’re all out of stickers but would love to know your group will be wearing purple.

Complete this form to let us know your company or group is participating!

Remember to post selfies and group photos on social media throughout the day to raise awareness for the cause.  Don’t forget to tag and mention us in your post: #purplethursday #TalkAboutDV #DVAM #supportsurvivors #endDV @GreenHouse17 @GreenHouse17KY

For more information, please contact us by email or call Liz at 859-333-9933.

Flash Donation Drive for Survivors – A Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event

It’s a three-day Flash online donation drive to support survivors from Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29.

Shop the GreenHouse17 “Rest Well” wish list on Amazon.com from Fri, Oct 27 – Sun Oct 29 to purchase much-needed bedding supplies for adults and children surviving abuse. And ship your donation directly to our emergency shelter.

View our wish list at this link.

Items on our wish list range in price from $10 to $40. The goal is 100 bedding donations, enough for every new shelter resident this winter to receive (and keep) a new a sheet set, pillow, and comforter.

Share your support on social media to raise awareness for the donation drive.  Remember to tag and mention us in your post: #FlashDonationDrive #DVAM #supportsurvivors #endDV @GreenHouse17 @GreenHouse17KY

For more information, please send us a note or call Mary at 859-519-1906.

 

17 Flower Arranging Tips

Are you looking at your bundle of beautiful flowers and thinking…now what?! We’ve prepared 17 tips to support you through the process. Grab some scissors and let’s get creative! Don’t forget to take a photo of your creation to share with us. Tag us on Facebook @GreenHouse17 and mention us @greenhouse17ky on Twitter and Instagram.

  1. Believe in your amazing flower arranging skills. Say these words aloud: “I am the flower whisperer.”
  1. What vessel will you use? We adore recycled cans and jars. Fancy glassware works, too. This decision will contribute to the height and shape of your final arrangement. No pressure. Just give it some thought…
  1. Ok, now determine the height of your arrangement. Shorter works well for table centerpieces. Tall is great for side tables. Medium works in almost any situation.
  1. What shape do you imagine? Squarish? Round? Cylindrical? Boxy? Any of these will work, but you have to choose a basic shape now to move forward.
  1. OK, one more decision. Think about color. Will your arrangement feature one, two, or many colors. Think about the color wheel. Colors across from each other on the wheel seem more vibrant together (like purple and yellow.) Colors near each other on the wheel always are good together, too (like orange and yellow.)
  1. Are you still believing in your amazing flower arranging skills? You got this! Now pour some water (not too cold, not too warm) in your vessel. Add just enough water that your stems will dip into it.
  1. Begin placing the flowers in your vessel. One by one, trim the stems at an angle to fit the general height and shape you’ve chosen for the arrangement. You can always trim off a little more later, so don’t go too short. Snip off a few of the lower leaves from your flower stems while you’re at it.
  1. Whoa there. Why are your rushing? Slow down. Take a deep breath. Believe it or not, flower arranging can be a very relaxing experience. It’s all going to come together beautifully.
  1. Keep your final vision in mind. Try to place each flower about where you want them to be in the final arrangement. And be open to new possibilities. Your flowers might seem a little unruly right now but…
  1. Leave some room for bloom. Sometimes less is more, and you still need to add the textural greenery to bring it all together.
  1. Now add some texture. Are your flowers bold and pointy? Then consider adding greenery that’s soft and feathery. Are your flowers delicate and wispy? Maybe a strong leafy stem will add contrast.
  1. Don’t second guess yourself. Be creative. Be confident. This is your vision. You are making it happen!
  1. Look at your beautiful creation. Step back and examine your arrangement from all sides. Is it still the shape you planned on? If not, do you like this shape better than the one you planned?
  1. Make adjustments. If a flower is too tall, trim the stem a bit. Does the general shape of the arrangement need to be more defined? That’s OK. Tweak a little here and there.
  1. Admire your arrangement again. Does it make you smile? If you’re not smiling just yet, repeat the previous step. Then add a bit more water to the vessel.
  1. Find the most perfect spot in your home for your arrangement. Avoid spaces near air vents, microwaves, and ripening vegetables which can harm your flowers. Once you find the spot, take lots of photos of creation and post them on social media. Tag us so we can ooh and ahh with you!
  1. We completely believe in the power of talking to your flowers. Say this to them at least once a day: “You are an amazing and beautiful gift from nature.” We bet they’ll last a little bit longer, if you do.

#HopeBlooms #FlowerPower #SupportSurvivors #endDV

    Right Now Wish List

    Shelter
    Twin-size bed sets
    Pillows and cases
    Towels

    On the farm
    Hand tools
    Buckets and baskets