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Color has a Cause and End Violence Now Wants the World to Know About it
New Organization Looks to End Violence One T-Shirt at a Time
Buffalo, Wyoming (November 1, 2016) - End Violence Now LLC (EVN), today launched a line of t-shirts created to raise awareness of the fight to end violence. EVN founder Alex Wetmore was overwhelmed turning on the news and hearing about the horrendous acts of hate and violence happening everyday across the country. She decided she needed to be a part of the solution. A graphic designer by trade, Alex put her skills to use and designed the End Violence Now t-shirt. To start, she chose three non-profits focused on working to end gun, racial and LGBTQ violence and assigned each cause a color – red, black and purple. 50% percent of the net proceeds will go to help these anti-violence charities: States United to Prevent Gun Violence, The Working Group/Not in Our Town and the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)
“The desire to spread the message that gun, racial and LGBTQ violence MUST stop, paired with the idea of helping organizations that lead the charge, led to the birth of End Violence Now,” said Alex Wetmore “We’re a small company with a big mission to help end violence one t-shirt at a time.”
The red shirt will help “End Gun Violence” and benefits States United to Prevent Gun
Violence. "We are thankful to our allies at "End Violence Now" for helping to raise awareness that we, as citizens, must be vigilant and uncompromising in our goals to stop the flow of gun violence in our nation,” said Julia Wyman, Executive Director of States United to Prevent Gun Violence. “We need to advocate about it, write about it, sing about it and never be afraid to speak our truth.”
The black shirt will help “End Racial Violence” and benefits The Working Group/Not in Our Town. “Not In Our Town is excited to partner with End Violence Now,” said Harold Leffall,
Executive Director of Not In Our Town. “As a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all, our collective work is even more critical today in
addressing the unprecedented violence rising in communities across the country.”
The purple shirt will help “End LGBTQ violence” and benefits the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). “The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) is excited to partner with End Violence Now to raise awareness of the violence that LGBTQ and HIV-affected people face across the nation every day,” said Beverly Tillery, Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project, which coordinates NCAVP. “The coalition works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within our communities.”
T-shirts are $25 and can be ordered at endviolencenow.org starting today.
End Violence Now LLC will further expand its t-shirt offerings in 2017. Different
color shirts will benefit more charities down the road and will address other types of violence such as: domestic violence, animal violence and violence against children.
Please visit endviolencenow.org for more details and follow EndViolenceNow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT END VIOLENCE NOW, LLC
End Violence Now is a new socially conscious t-shirt company. By donating 50% percent of its net proceeds to help anti-violence charities, the company will do its part to help end violence one t-shirt at time.