YWCA Hanover is one of our favorite charities to partner with.
YWCA Hanover is one of our favorite nonprofits that we get to partner with, and for a good reason. They do important work in the community, and we are grateful to be a part of it anytime that we can. Their mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. They do this in several different ways.
Their facility provides a safe place for recreational and community events for teens and children. They host dozens of groups for meetings, sports practices, events, and celebrations. Their educational and advocacy programs range from support groups to community events, including a teen leadership council and an annual women’s conference. The YWCA Hanover Safe Home has provided services for victims of domestic violence, such as an abuse hotline, emergency, and transitional housing, therapy, legal advocacy, and much more. These vital resources protect children, women, and men from the tragic results of domestic abuse and violence and educate the public on ways to end the cycle of violence.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Most recently, we were proud to sponsor YWCA Hanover’s annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event. During the event, men are asked to walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes – LITERALLY! While the event was virtual this year, the cause is just as important – bringing awareness and sparking conversation about the long-lasting effects of sexual and domestic abuse in our community.
The impact of an event where men have to walk in women’s shoes is a public statement of listening, learning, allyship, and commitment. Most importantly, this event gets the community talking about sex and gender biases, gender identity, gender relations, and men's sexualized violence. All funds raised are used to help provide services for survivors of domestic violence.
We are proud to support this event and the continued work of YWCA Hanover. To find out how you can get involved, visit YWCA Hanover’s website here. To learn more about the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® campaign, click here.