YWCA Geranium Sales
Monday March 2 – noon Monday April 27th.
All the same beautiful colors in potted plants and baskets. New this year… BULK PRICING for flats of geraniums!
4 1/2 in pots colors available: Red, Pink, Lavender, Lt. Salmon, White, Fuchsia, Coral (tangerine). Baskets available in all colors EXCEPT white. See order form for details! (link below)
How to get your geraniums…
- Order and pay online https://ywca-of-van-wert-county.myshopify.com/
- Pay through Venmo – include order details (colors, sizes, quantity) with payment
- Mail order form with payment to 408 E. Main St. Van Wert, OH 45891 Download form here
- Order over the phone with credit card:contact 419-238-6639 ext 101
- Order from YWCA staff or board member with cash or check payment
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April 1st-30th)
April 7th is WEAR TEAL DAY!
On April 7th, we are encouraging you to wear teal! Teal is the international color for Sexual Assault awareness. On this day, we will ask you to show selfies of yourself wearing teal tagging the YWCA. It can be something as simple as a scarf or piece of jewelry. Join us in our campaign to promote consent to prevent and end sexual assault. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show us your teal.
Click on the orange title to see the associated video.
These 2 minutes will explain consent for anyone to understand.
Seriously … it is!
Being a parent is the toughest job there is and discussing the topic of consent with kids can be difficult, but it’s never to early to teach kids about consent, how it pertains to them and those around them. When we refer to consent and this video, it doesn’t just pertain to sexual consent, but also setting boundaries. This video is a great teaching tool if you wish to start a dialogue with your kiddos about this topic. As always, parents are encouraged to review the video content prior to presenting it to your child (children) to ensure their maturity level is ready for the message and that YOU are prepared for the possible dialogue.
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A video by Drexel University about bystander intervention. Sexual Assault can be prevented if we have the courage to step up and be an UPSTANDER vs a BYSTANDER.
Although this video is produced by and targeting toward college students, we can all learn what we to do to prevent sexual assault through bystander intervention techniques.
A short video about how bystanders can help prevent sexual assault. Learn more about bystander intervention.
If you see something, say something! There are many ways to be an active bystander to end sexual harassment and prevent sexual assault.
Wear jeans and show your support of victims of sexual assault on Denim Day. The YWCA will provide Denim Day stickers to any business to disperse to employees explaining why they are wearing denim to work that day. Contact Julie Schaufelberger to get your Denim Day sticker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Read below for the origins of Denim Day:
The power of music and the messages it can convey are incredible.The following video links are songs inspired by the topic of sexual assault. Some parts of these videos are slightly graphic and may be a trigger for those who have experienced Sexual assault. Click on the orange title to view the video.
This video by P!NK became an anthem for Olympic gymnasts and other athletes who were victimized by Dr. Larry Nassar. We applaud these brave women who had the courage to come forward, to testify and also speak during his sentencing. We also grieve for those who were so traumatized by his actions that lives were lost.
#sexualassaultawareness #BRAVE #STRONG #WeBelieve
This music video addresses of the topic of childhood sexual assault and although the content presents female children, males are victims and targets as well. “He” could be substituted for “she” for male victims of sexual assault as every victim is “Forever Changed”.
This video is a heart wrenching depiction of sexual assault on college campuses and although it is all too real, we warn you that it contains images which may trigger those who have experienced sexual assault.