TAKE A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year we’re inviting local businesses in Hampton Roads to participate in a unique way.
Domestic violence is an issue that is so difficult to talk about, but so important to bring to light. The latest statistics from the World Health Organization show that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will be the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. 41% of homicides that occur right here in Virginia are related to intimate partner violence.
For the last 30 years, Samaritan House has been a leader in the movement to end domestic and sexual violence across Hampton Roads. We offer comprehensive support services and housing to men, women and children in need of safety and support. Last year, Samaritan House served over 4,000 individuals with housing, case management, children’s services, and education resources.
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We invite businesses in every industry to take a stand against domestic violence with us. There are so many different ways to get involved, and we would love to talk with you on how you can help Samaritan House #PAINT757PURPLE this October.
Thank you to our participating #PAINT757PURPLE businesses across Hampton Roads!
We’d like to showcase the list of amazing businesses participating in our Paint 757 Purple campaign so that everyone in the community knows where they can shop to support Samaritan House! From Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, all the way to Williamsburg and beyond, these businesses have made a pledge with Samaritan House to not tolerate violence and are helping us raise awareness about the ways we work as an agency to end violence all across Hampton Roads.
G. Patton Salon
If you haven’t been by G. Patton Salon yet, you need to check out their newly expanded location! G. Patton offers hair and nail services in the Palace Shops area of Norfolk off 22nd street. Book your appointment with any of the stylists, sign a donation card to be displayed around this posh salon and support Samaritan House! The team of stylists are enthusiastic about talking with clients about domestic violence awareness and the salon
Hairline Beauty Salon
5193 Shore Drive , Lake Shores Plaza Suite 106, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455 | (757) 363-8541 | FACEBOOK
Hairline Salon in the Lake Shores shopping center off Shore Drive in Virginia Beach is going streaking! Stylists Wendi & Joy are donating 100% of proceeds from purple hair streaks to the #Paint757Purple campaign and they are also a donation site for items our clients need. (A full list of needed items can be found here: http://bit.ly/SH-donations) Whether you want to go full purple or add a few highlight streaks for a pop of color and support for the cause, Wendi & Joy at Hairline Beauty Salon are color experts and have taken this campaign and ran with it which we love to see!
Bad Ass Coffee
619 18th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 | (757) 233-4007 | FACEBOOK
Bad Ass Coffee in the Vibe Creative District near the Oceanfront of Virginia Beach is offering a specialty “Purple Donkey” smoothie for the month of October! This blend of blackberries, blueberries, banana, coconut milk, honey and vanilla pea or whey protein is a delicious way to support Samaritan House. $2 from every smoothie will be donated back to our cause! Try a healthy wrap or bowl from the menu while you’re there.
Marshall’s Hair Design
Every Saturday in October, 10% of the proceeds from every haircut, for men or women, will be donated directly to the Samaritan House. Clients will also be able to make individual donations, and be able to write their name or a personal message on a purple donation card that will be displayed around the shop. Come in and get your purple streak and make a donation to Samaritan House! Our Executive Director, Robin Gauthier, got her purple streak at Marshall’s at the beginning of the month!
1952 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454 | (757) 376-8207 | FACEBOOK
Royal Cuts owner and master stylist Latisha has volunteered her services for Samaritan House clients in the past, and we are so excited to have her on board once again for our #Paint757Purple campaign. Latisha is generously donating a cut and style to current Samaritan House clients and their children through a special program. Royal Cuts is also a designation donation drop-off location! (A full list of needed items can be found here: http://bit.ly/SH-donations)
Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant
Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant has not only been a beloved bar and restaurant on the Oceanfront strip for the last 35 years, but has also been a longtime supporter and partner of Samaritan House! We were so excited to hear that Abbey Road wanted to participate in helping us Paint 757 Purple. All month long, they are offering a speciality “Purple Submarine” cocktail, and 50% of drink sales will be donated to Samaritan House. In addition, Abbey Road is committed to matching donations to Samaritan House by its customers up to $1000 for Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Be sure to ask about their new Rocktober: Roll & Rock specials!
Escape Blowdry Bar & Salon
This luxury salon specializes in hair, nails, makeup, and blowdry services and is a newcomer to the Hilltop shopping center near Taste Unlimited. Book your appointment with one of Escape’s talented stylists and sign a donation card to make a pledge with Samaritan House during the month of October against domestic violence! Escape is a favorite spot for weddings and special event hair, makeup and styling!
Chick’s Oyster Bar
Chick’s Oyster Bar has hosted kick-off parties and events for us in the past, and supported us in the community for many years. We are so grateful they offered to provide us their Marlin Bar space for our kick-off party on October 5th, along with delicious food and a special Purple Crush drink for the evening. Our participants had a great time, and enjoyed raffle prizes and networking for a great cause.
Fur Frenzy Pet Spa
Fur Frenzy Pet Spa in Regency Hilltop Shopping Center has teamed up with Samaritan House to Paint 757 Purple in a unique way – by painting dogs! Fur Frenzy is offering non-toxic, temporary dye so you and your dog can both make a statement and stand up against violence. You can also sign donation cards and learn more about Samaritan House and specifically learn about the way Samaritan House is helping keep victims of violence and human trafficking connected with their pets!
Serenity Spa & Salon
4520 Holland Office Park Bldg 4 Ste 417 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 | (757) 557-6796 | FACEBOOK
Serenity Spa & Salon offers a variety of massages that can be customized to your specific aches and pains. Owner Amber is a former nurse, and this background helps provide a therapeutic massage whether the style is sports, deep tissue, Swedish or traditional. Serenity Spa & Salon generously donated three hour-long massages as raffle items to Samaritan House this month, as well as goodie bags with scrubs, soaps and natural bath products. All month long, they are offering $10 from every lavender scrub add-on to a massage or spa package as a donation to Paint 757 Purple.
La Boheme – Aveda Concept Salon
La Boheme is the only Aveda concept salon in the historic Norfolk area, and has a soothing, unique look and feel. Throughout the month, clients can make a minimum $5 to Samaritan House and be entered into one of three drawings: $25 gift card for haircut services at La Boheme; 1 distinct facial; or 1 free pedicure. La Boheme also generously donated a $50 gift certificate to be raffled off at our kick-off party!
Save30 Store – Southside
We’ve partnered with Save30.com to save you money while earning money for our Paint 757 Purple campaign. Save 30% on print-at-home gift certificates to your favorite Southside restaurants and retailers and 20% of your purchase will be donated directly to Samaritan House! Example: a $25 gift certificate to 757 Crave (good at all locations) is yours for only $17.50. October 16th through October 22nd, use promo code PURPLE at checkout to show your support for the Paint 757 Purple initiative. With every dollar you spend, you’re helping foster personal safety, growth and self-sufficiency in adults and their children through the freedom from sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking and homelessness.
At Wareing’s Gym – you’re family. This is the oldest family owned gym in the entire country, and their staff and members have been committed to giving back to the Hampton Roads community since its inception in 1960. Trainer Savannah will be coaching a donation-based bodyweight class open to members and the public on Saturday October 28th, 2017 from 3:30-4:30PM. Wear your craziest purple outfit, as there will be a prize for the best dressed!
El Sabroson, Tu Tienda, & Bodega Rio Bravo
950 Capitol Landing Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (Bodega Rio Bravo)
El Sabroson specializes in traditional Latin Food from El Salvador, Peru, and Mexico. Located with the Tu Tienda and Gifts, these businesses stand with their owner Dustin, a volunteer and friend of Samaritan House, against violence across Hampton Roads. Support these businesses in Williamsburg, and make a donation to Samaritan House’s fight against violence!
Classic Beauty by Teddi – SeneGence/Lipsense Distributor
Link to shop: VIP Classic Beauty by Teddi
Teddi is a former intern with Samaritan House, and has now committed to support Samaritan House’s work in a different way for the month of October. She will be donating 10% of nine purple items from the SeneGence/Lipsense line of beauty products: Amethyst eye shadow; Plum, Mauve Ice, Mulled Wine, Lexie Beary, Napa, Sheer Berry lip colors, and Opal lip gloss. All products are designed for long wear, and are vegan and cruelty free! Shop to support Paint 757 Purple.
Molly Maid has been a partner and supporter of Samaritan House for many years, and has offered to include educational material about Samaritan House to their customer base throughout the month to spread awareness about our mission and our work in the community. Molly Maid is collecting needed items for Samaritan House clients throughout the month.
Two Men and a Truck
Two Men and a Truck have been a longtime supporter and community partner of Samaritan House, most recently teaming up for their “Movers for Moms” initiative around Mother’s Day. Two Men and a Truck has provided the donation boxes to go around town to participating businesses that are official Paint 757 Purple drop-off locations. They are also helping to promote and fundraise for Samaritan House with donations and purple days at the office.
Rudy & Kelly Academy
Rudy and Kelly requested a Samaritan House community outreach speaker to educate staff and students to recognize violence and empower them to be advocates in the community. In addition to education, Rudy and Kelly is hosting “Jeans & Purple” days throughout the month to fundraise for Samaritan House at their location off Centreville Turnpike in Virginia Beach.
Eden Counseling Center
Eden Counseling Center is a team of 20+ counselors and staff who believe in providing transformational Christian counseling and consulting through innovative services while developing effective leaders. Their Norfolk location not only is helping to fundraise for #Paint757Purple, but they will be hosting a PURPLE DAY at their office on October 19th, and sharing why they stand with Samaritan House against Domestic Violence. Stay tuned for this special spotlight feature from some of the trained professionals who witness and hear stores of violence every day in their work.
Baker’s Crust Norfolk location will be hosting a Community Night for the Samaritan House on Wednesday, November 1st from 4-9pm. During this time, Baker’s Crust will make a donation to Samaritan House equal to 15% of sales for the evening (excluding alcohol, tax & tip). No flyer is needed! Bring a friend, the family, your coworker, a date, and enjoy the delicious menu of Baker’s Crust for a great cause!
Sugar Shack is no stranger to both creativity and philanthropy. This company has created custom flavored donuts to benefit specific causes in the past and we are so excited to be partnering with them this month to create a special PURPLE donut! Details coming soon about the flavor and when they will be available. Stay tuned!
My Vegan Sweet Tooth
This local favorite bakery has a commitment to vegan and gluten-free goodies for everyone’s sweet tooth. They have generously provided Samaritan House with in-kind donations of cupcakes and sweet treats in the past, and this month, they have agreed to take a stand against violence through purple pastries that will be donated to Samaritan House! Grab something festive for Halloween, and know your purchase is helping promote the mission of Samaritan House and is 100% animal cruelty free!
It’s not too late to participate! We invite businesses in every industry to take a stand against domestic violence with us throughout the month. There are so many different ways to get involved, and we would love to talk with you on how you can help Samaritan House #PAINT757PURPLE this October.
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October Domestic Violence Awareness Events
More Ways to Get Involved!
Coordinate a Purple Day at work or school
Paint your nails purple or dye a streak of hair purple
Walk, run or volunteer at the Wards Corner 10k (Oct. 14)
Tell your favorite business about Paint 757 Purple and encourage them to participate
Be featured on our social media using the hashtag #Paint757Purple
Engage your church or clubs in participating with Samaritan House
Donate your gently used clothes, toys, furniture and so much more to our clients
Sign up a team for our Crowdrise fundraiser for some friendly competition
Volunteer with Samaritan House
Strike up the conversation. Talk with your friends, family and coworkers about healthy relationships and how to identify and prevent domestic violence