Friday, Oct. 28, is Harmony House’s 8th annual iCare Day, a community-wide fundraising and domestic violence awareness initiative.
Many people throughout Springfield will be wearing symbolic black eye stickers and lapel pins that say “Ask me why iCare.” These are intended to spark conversations about domestic violence.
Harmony House is Greene County’s only shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children.
Several businesses and organizations have taken the iCare Pledge and are hosting fundraisers, both online and in-person, to support Harmony House.
Here are a few ways to support the iCare campaign:
- Petsway will roundup your purchase at all locations in Springfield and Nixa during the month of October
- Hudson Hawk will donate 10% of sales on October 28th at all Springfield locations
- Springfield Business Journal is hosting a pancake breakfast open house on October 28th
- The Coffee Ethic will donate $1 from each cappuccino sold.
Asked about other ways the community can participate in iCare Day, Alexander pointed to social media.
“There’s going to be so many social media posts from us all day long, but also from participating businesses,” Alexander said. “They are going to be showing those group photos of their team members wearing their ‘Ask me why iCare’ buttons and black eye stickers, if they choose, to say that ‘this business cares about domestic abuse in our community.’
“The easiest thing to do is hit ‘share.’ Start that conversation. Spread the word,” he continued. “There’s also a place to contribute to many of these businesses online, if they feel moved to make a gift to keep our mission going. Each one of these businesses has a giving page that lives on our website.”
Find ways to support Harmony House at myharmonyhouse.org/icare/
Follow Harmony House on Facebook.
Search the hashtag #icare.