Portland Nonprofits Get Involved for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

10/26/17, Portland, Ore—October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Levé, Portland’s leader in millennial philanthropy, is proud to announce their participation in support of Bradley Angle, their 2016 nonprofit partner. Levé’s mission is to inspire and mobilize the next generation of supporters, advocates and volunteers. Each year, they partner with a different nonprofit to provide financial and volunteer support throughout the year.

Building communities where everyone feels safe

Founded over 40 years ago, Bradley Angle is a local women’s domestic violence shelter with a mission to serve all women and children affected by domestic violence. Their caring, around-the-clock staff provides emergency shelter to over 150 women and children fleeing violent homes every year. Bradley Angle believes in the power of community to provide safety, education, empowerment, healing, and hope to its survivors.

The women of Levé shared personal stories of what Bradley Angle’s mission means to them during the Week of Action last week. Check out the video to learn more about Levé’s powerful partnership with Bradley Angle.

  Levé board and committee members sporting purple in the spirit of #PurpleThursday on October 21

Levé board and committee members sporting purple in the spirit of #PurpleThursday on October 21

The month included some amazing events hosted by Bradley Angle, including Super!Drag on October 12, a spirited drag show hosted by famed Portland personality, Poison Waters. A few Levé members were lucky enough to be able to attend the show and see the power of community—and fun—in action. On October 26, Bradley Angle hosted the Purple Purse Lunch at the Portland Art Museum. Economics are the #1 reason people stay in abusive relationships—but economic empowerment is within everyone’s reach. The Purple Purse Lunch encouraged attendees to “use their purses to strengthen this community and change the equation.” [who made this quote?]

Get involved: eat & party for a purpose

There are still chances to get involved before October is over. Tonight (Thursday, Oct. 27) is Nosh4Nonviolence, a collaborative fundraiser for three local domestic violence intervention agencies, including Bradley Angle. The event mobilizes restaurants willing to donate proceeds from one day of business directly to services for survivors. Check out the list of participating restaurants and grab your friends for a meal to celebrate survivors.

Another engaging way to support Bradley Angle is to purchase tickets to Levé’s 13th Annual Charity Ball held on Saturday, December 3. This party for a purpose will feature a swanky VIP lounge, drinks, dancing, a food truck, and more. Levé is 100% volunteer-run by young professional women and your ticket purchase goes directly to support Bradley Angle’s mission of creating communities free from violence where everyone feels safe.