Today is the day! In Kentucky, March is Sexual Violence Awareness Month and Denim Day, a day of awareness and advocacy for sexual violence, is celebrated today, March 27th. If you would like a little more background information on Denim Day, please check out our previous blog post by clicking here.
Americana Fiberworks made Denim patches by block printing and hand painting on donated blue jeans. Today, we went to the Louisville Metro Services Building located at 810 Barret Avenue to spread some awareness about Denim Day and give away the patches for donations to the Center for Women and Families. CFW is a great organization that helps victims of abuse and sexual violence become survivors, advocates, and educators for the community. For more information, check out their website by clicking here.
This was a great opportunity for the women to engage in their community and give back to Louisville. The amazing Kathryn Tillet from Louisville Metro Office for Women also gave our women a tour of building because it houses many offices for services that our women could benefit from. We were also able to spread the word about the Fiberworks Program and Americana Community Center. It was a great success and we were able to raise $50 for the Center for Women and Families.
Chris and Kathryn from Louisville Metro Office for Women wearing their Denim Day Patches