Monthly Archives: April 2014

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Nantucket!

Men of Nantucket, are you Man Enough? (we think so!) 

“You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” 

On June 29th, from 11am-1pm at Children’s Beach, Nantucket men, lead by members of Man Up will have the opportunity to do just that in a walk-a-thon event to raise funds for A Safe Place.

Men in heels

photo courtesy of Peggy Peattie/San Diego Union-Tribune/ZUMA Press

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is an event designed to raise awareness about violence against women by asking men to literally walk a mile in high heeled shoes. It’s not easy to walk in these shoes, but it’s fun and will help the Nantucket community think and talk about some difficult issues: gender relations and men’s sexual violence against women.

We are encouraging good natured competition between teams and individuals who will be vying for prizes based on their creativity and fundraising totals.

Getting involved is simple.  Register NowJust click to register or donate!

 

PHOTO BY GREG BARNETTE/Redding.com

PHOTO BY GREG BARNETTE/Redding.com

This will be an eye-opening experience or many, a fun spectacle to watch for women, and, we hope, a conversation starter for all.

Please call our office if you are interested in volunteering or sponsorship opportunities.

A Safe Place partners with the Nantucket License Plate Initiative

We have become a partner in the Nantucket License Plate initiative.  When you apply for the plate just note that A Safe Place sent you!  We get $28 for each application that mentions us.

Wouldn’t your car look great cruising the island with one of these plates?  Anyone with a car registered in Massachusetts can order one!Nantucket license plate

The Nantucket specialty license plate is now available for pre-order through this website and via paper application available at many locations around the island (including our office). When MassDOT receives 1,500 paid applications the plates will go into production. After the first 1,500 plates are delivered the specialty license plates will be made available in RMV location across Massachusetts.