Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021. 2:57 pm CST.
By Benjamin Flowers: Haven House Belize, a shelter for survivors of domestic abuse, is hosting its second of three “Denim Day” awareness and fundraiser initiatives to help support victims of gender-based violence (GBV).
The second Denim Day is set for May 27, and Belizeans all over the country can show their support for GBV survivors by wearing jeans to work and making a donation to Haven House, to assist with the continuation of services provided to this vulnerable population.
Dr. Shermaine Saunders, President of Haven House, explained that the organization is a shelter for battered women and their children, that also assists, through collaboration with partner agencies, with providing offer healthcare, legal attention, and social and psychological assistance.
Traditionally the Denim Day, one of the major fundraising activities, was a one-day event; however, due to the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 the event was expanded to allow for those who might not have been able to give support on the target day, to do so on another occasion. The first denim day was held in March in honor of women’s month, the month of May was chosen for the second in honor of Mother’s Day, and the third event will be held in November, to coincide with the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
Those who wish to make a contribution to the work of Haven House can do so by making a deposit to the Belize Bank account # 133 633 0101 20001.
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