Denim Day Hope House is once again encouraging businesses to participate in Denim Day*. Please consider encouraging employees to wear jeans on April 26 in exchange for making a donation to Hope House. If you’d like, I can get you Denim Day buttons for employees to wear as well; I just need to know the amount you would like. We encourage businesses wearing jeans to take photos and send them to us so we can promote them on our Facebook pageand in our e-bulletin.
NEW THIS YEAR: Please also consider challenging other businesses in the Portage area to see who can get the most employees wearing jeans on Denim Day or raise the most funds for Hope House. Some ideas for how you can do this include forwarding this information to them or posting information about it in your local newspaper or Chamber of Commerce.
If you plan to participate in Denim Day this year, please let Jess Kaehny at Hope House know: 608-356-9123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to ask any questions. Thank you!
*Denim Day is in honor of a young woman who was raped by her driving instructor. He was convicted, but he appealed, and the judges overturned the conviction. The judges decided that "...because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape, but consensual sex." Denim Day was created as a message in protest of victim-blaming and to promote what consent really looks like. We need to start by believing survivors and not blame them for the sexual assault that someone else committed against them.