October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it is a time of remembering those who have lost their lives to domestic abuse, of celebrating those who have escaped abusive situations, and of uniting members of our community in support of the right of all individuals, especially women and girls to live safely in peace and dignity.
WRAP Denim & Pearls
From Sombreros on Cinquo de Mayo to Leprechauns on St. Patrick's Day to running from Zombies on Halloween, runners for WRAP have done it all, and plans for this year's race are in the works! Be a 5K Sponsor or a 5K Participant and join in the fun!
In early December each year, Downtown Jackson transforms into a Christmas Wonderland with Santa and Ms. Claus, jolly Christmas elves, Princess Elsa from Frozen, games and gifts, warm food and drink, and joyful caroling! Christmas in the City is an event provided to the citizens of Jackson-Madison County free-of=charge as way of bringing our community together in the loving spirit of this most cherished season. We hope that you will come with your children and celebrate the warmth of wonder of the season with us.
This year, WRAP will launch a Start by Believing Campaign in each of the 19 counties we serve. Because they are afraid that they won't be believed or that they will be blamed, as few as one in five victims report their sexual assault, so they often don’t get the help they need. Without a report, law enforcement misses the chance to identify perpetrators in the community, repeat offenders go undetected, and more people are victimized. With Start by Believing, WRAP hopes to change this in West Tennessee.
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What better way to celebrate community and support healthier lifestyles than with a 5K! Every year for the last four years, WRAP has held a themed 5k and invited runners and walkers and happy bystanders to participate in keeping with the theme.
For the last five years, WRAP has celebrated the strength of a community determined to support survivors and to transform the way society responds to sexual assault and domestic violence its annual Denim & Pearls celebration.
Held at the Carl Perkins Civic Center, Denim & Pearls provides an opportunity for WRAP to thank the communities we serve for their support. In 2017, Captain Mike Holt was the recipient of WRAP's first Monarch Award for his accomplishments as a true servant leader, contributing significantly and substantively to ending violence, changing lives, and giving hope in our community.
Denim and Pearls also provides opportunities for the community to offer their support. Sponsored by Jack Hornsby Electric, Inc., Consolidated Medical Assembly of West Tennessee, and All Saints Anglican Church, the 2017 event was a resounding success. An excellent dinner was catered by the Old Country Store and non-stop entertainment that kept 200 guests joyously on their feet was provided by the Remedies, the Southeast's finest cover band, The Silent Auction was a huge hit thanks to the many substantive contributions made by local businesses and private donors, and Samuel T. Bryant provided an amazing array of some of his distillery's finest products,
Next year's event is already in the works. The Old Country Store and the Remedies will be back for a celebration even more exciting than this year's! Don't miss this opportunity to contribute to end violence, change lives, and give hope by becoming a Denim & Pearls Sponsor or with your contribution of $100 or more and enjoy an incredible evening!
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual campaign in April to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
Throughout West Tennessee, WRAP and the communities we serve will be hosting activities to remember, to celebrate, and to unite. Those activities will be posted here, by county, as they are scheduled. We invite you to unite to show your support by participating in one or more activities being scheduled in your community.. Please call 731-668-0411 if you'd like more details on any event.
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