Update 2 - 9/16/2019
What an event the fundraiser was! Thank you to all of the business and folks who donated auction items. Tres Ninos, Grazie, Jacks Hot Dogs, Berkshire Emporium, Where'd You Get That!?, Spring Street Deli, Berkshire Palate, the awesome movie basket, and toiletry basket!
Thanks to Brandon Horn for cooking. And thanks to Luke Tobin, Dylan Girouard and Sam Boyden for providing the tunes.
Thanks to the Greylock Community Club for allowing us to host the event there, and letting me behind the bar in my heels to guest bartend.
Thanks to all of YOU who came and supported the event.
We raised $665! That brings our total to $2.251 with four days to spare! My feet hurt, but I am eager for Thursday to come to see how much we raise!
Can we hit $2,511? That would be wild to pass the initial goal by $1.000! We shall see!
Thanks again for all of your support!
Update 1 - 9/7/2019
Wow, I am floored by the support. We hit our goal (and then some) with over a week to spare and our fundraising ( now also a celebration ) event still to come (Walk a Mile Fundraiser at the Greylock Community Club). My stretch goal is going to be 2019 to commemorate the fundraising accomplishment this year. Let's keep the momentum rolling!! Thanks to everyone who has helped things get this far!
This is my 5th year walking "a mile in her shoes", and my 4th year fundraising for it. Over the 3 past years you have helped me to raise $3,885 with $1,510 of that coming from just last year. All of these funds go to support the Elizabeth Freeman Center, an amazing organization that provides resources and aid to survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Berkshire County (of any gender). My goal each year is to pass the total from my previous year, so in 2019 we are aiming for $1,511+! We can do it!
Thank you for supporting me this year and in years past. I can't do it without you! Sharing with friends, small donations that add up, it all makes a big difference in the end.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
This topic is near and dear to my heart. This event helps us to take a hard thing to talk about and march down North Street projecting a clear stance in opposition to such an act. It helps start the discussion for families in attendance, and it sets a good example for anyone who may need it. Though this event is in good fun, it is not meant to enforce the stereotype that all victims of domestic and sexual violence are femme/wearing heels. Violence such as this affects people of all genders and is statistically higher in populations of people with marginalized identities. While we hold space for those survivors, I also walk for my fellow male survivors who may not always feel heard or supported. To all of my fellow survivors. I see you. I hear you. I walk with you.
Will you walk with me?