Chris Abele
Press Release

Milwaukee County to Participate in Denim Day 2016

County employees are encouraged to wear denim to work today and to share photos on social media.

By - Apr 27th, 2016 10:00 am

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm today announced the County’s participation in Denim Day 2016, an international day of activism recognized in April, which is Sexual Violence Awareness Month, to support survivors of sexual violence and promote awareness of sexual violence in our communities.

County employees are encouraged to wear denim to work today and to share photos on social media.

County Executive Abele also announced that the County will collect an optional donation from employees who choose to wear denim (suggested amount is $5.00, but all amounts are graciously accepted; a donation is not required to participate). One hundred percent of the donations collected on Denim Day 2016 will go to Daystar, Inc., a Milwaukee-based non-profit organization that provides supportive services and transitional housing for women who are victims of sexual and domestic violence.

For more information on Denim Day visit http://denimdayinfo.org/

About Daystar, Inc.: “Daystar is a transitional living facility for abused women. For our clients we are the foundation for them to gain power, re-build their lives and change their world.  With the help of our compassionate and skilled staff we work to connect women to the resources they need to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and financially from the trauma they have suffered. Each woman we serve is unique, but when they enter our house, they are met with support, empathy, encouragement, respect and commitment; with the hope that they build trust and use our guidance to grow.” – Daystar Executive Director Vicki Lipinski

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