The public is invited to hang a string of purple lights in October in recognition of Purple Light Nights, which brings awareness to domestic violence. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Purple is the colour of Hope: October 15

Be a light in the community and let people know you won’t stand for domestic violence

Purple is popping up all over our community. Friday, Oct. 15 is Wear Purple Day.

Share your light, show your colours – in your windows, your stores, your clothing! Don’t be surprised to see folks in our stores and at our schools wearing purple in solidarity and support of Purple Light Nights. It’s a simple act to let everyone know that you want to ‘Be A Light’ in making sure that domestic violence has nowhere to hide in our community.

Have you spotted the purple rocks around town? The decals on storefronts and offices? The big, bold purple lightbulbs in store windows? They are all bright lights that deliver our message of hope and help.

Another unique way of sharing our campaign is with our bookmarks. These dual-purpose and handy items are available at the Hope Library and will be handed out at Buy-Low and Save-on grocery stores on Oct. 15. The backside has a list of local resources where victims or witnesses can get help and advice. We hope you will stop by and pick up one or two and keep them handy for yourself or for someone you know who might need to know about the services available to get information.

domestic violencehope