Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Town of Gilbert is hosting several events to bring about awareness of this serious issue.
Proclamation of Commencement by Mayor John Lewis
Thursday, October 4th, 2012, 7:00 p.m., Town Council agenda item
Town Hall Municipal Building I, 50 E. Civic Center Dr., Gilbert
A representative from Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence will be in attendance to accept the proclamation. Town of Gilbert's Victims Advocate, Dina Aguilera will be recognized for her work with local victims of domestic violence.
Wear Purple Week
October 29th - November 2nd, 2012
The color purple represents the courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending domestic violence. The Town of Gilbert invites the community to join us and wear purple throughout the week.
Silent Witness Display
October 22nd - 26th, 2012
Town Hall Lawn, 50 E. Civic Center Dr., Gilbert
The Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence will be showing their Silent Witness Display throughout the week on the Town Hall Lawn. The display is a testimony to the innocent people killed each year by domestic violence in Arizona. It consists of a collection of life-size figures of people representing a specific person who lost their life due to domestic violence. On each figure, a note provides information about that person's case.
My Sister's Place Supply Drive
October 2nd - October 31st, 2012
Throughout the month, the Town of Gilbert will be collecting various items such as toiletries, blankets, kitchen supplies, new kids and women's clothing, and baby food for My Sister's Place, one of only two domestic violence shelters in the East Valley.
Purple donation boxes will be set up at the following locations around Town:
Town Hall Municipal Building I, 50 E. Civic Center Drive and Municipal Building II, 90 E. Civic Center Drive
Gilbert Municipal Court 55 E. Civic Center Drive
Gilbert Police Department 75 E. Civic Center Drive
Gilbert Fire Department 85 Civic Center Dr.
Gilbert Chamber of Commerce 119 North Gilbert Road, Ste. 101
Gilbert Small Business Alliance 2540 South Val Vista Drive