Why I Walked (Two) Miles in her Shoes I'm walked for my daughter (age 3-1/2) so that she may grow up in world where women are safe from violence.
This year my goal was to raise $1500 (I raised $1100 last year). I promised that if I make my goal, I would carry my daughter Sarah on my shoulders or (if she couldn't make it) I would walk TWO MILES. Well, I walked two miles..ouch!
Thanks to some very supportive people I raised over $2100 for the local YWCA and the women that need their support. Thanks everyone who supported all the men who Walked a Mile in her Shoes!
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in Haliburton County will pull the topic of domestic violence out of the shadows and into the conversations of women and men in Hailburton County.
The prevalence of domestic abuse in our community and what people can do to help will finally be a brought to the forefront; an important step of ending the cycle of abuse in our communities.
An enthusiastic response to this local need means that women and their children will continue to have access to the safety and security of Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace (HERS), 24 hour confidential crisis and support counselling, and healing programs that provide longer-term support as they rebuild their lives.
Stepping into women’s shoes is only a symbol. What it’s really all about is making a difference in the lives of women and children in our community.