Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wrapping The Project Up

February 2014 Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

We held a journal drive at the Winneconne High School.  Teachers donated $5 to wear jeans all week to school and students could donate to win a "safe date".  Four students won dinner and a movie and the PRO Team (Peers Reaching Out) raised enough money to purchase 120 journals.

Our total journal count to date is now at 678.  The teen advocates at Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. will be very pleased.

Thanks to all who participated.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February 2014 Awareness Month

February 2014 - Awareness Month

The Display Case at Winneconne High School

Display Case at Winneconne High School

Here are photographs of seven young women who have one thing in common; a very unfortunate thing in common.... they were all killed by their abusive boyfriends.  Learn the signs, recognize, report, help, reach out, do whatever you have to do.... before it's too late.

 Why journals help victims of teen dating violence.  Writing your feelings out is a great way to work towards healing.

 Banner provided by Write to Recover, a campaign.
Warning signs of abusive relationships.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

FEBRUARY ~ Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Write to Recover will be busy getting ready for February, 2014 teen dating violence awareness and prevention month.  The girls will be designing a display case outside the counseling offices at the high school.  There will be signs up around the school to bring awareness to the problem and inform students where to go if they need help.  Also, the two large banners that were donated last month will be hung up at the school.

Show your support for the ending of dating violence by wearing orange on Orange-Out Day, February 11th.  Teachers in the Winneconne Community School District can make a small donation to the cause which will allow them to wear jeans to work on Feb. 11th.

Feb. 14th is National Respect Day:  show your support by having a discussion with your child about safe dating, healthy relationships, and where to go for help if your student needs it.

A guest speaker from Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. will be at the high school on Feb. 20 and 25 educating freshmen on safe dating.

A journal drive will be held at the high school.  Journals are an excellent tool to use to help victims recover from abuse.  Writing out your emotions acts as a catharsis resulting in improvements in both physical and psychological health.

Students donating a simple journal or cash donation will be entered to win a safe date.  We are hoping local businesses will donate to our cause so we can provide 3 "safe dates" through our raffle.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

New School Year ~ 2013-14

Summer is winding down and we are in the process of gearing up for a new school year filled with more opportunities to make the world a better place.

We've just met with the great folks at Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc.  We told them our ideas and they shared what they have seen work in other areas.  We are excited to have found some experienced folks to lend their support and assistance to our efforts.

The one main thing that changes human behavior is education.  With knowledge comes understanding.  Watch for little tidbits here and there that will remind everyone that respect is vital, help is here, and we all deserve healthy relationships.

In the meantime.... enjoy the rest of your summer!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Purchased Journals With Donated Money

We ventured in to Target today on a mission to buy journals with the money we have raised in donations.  We had $194 to spend.  We purchased 66 journals!  That brings our total number of journals up to......

Sunday, April 28, 2013

We'd like to thank the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for allowing us to hold our journal drive at the game today.  All Girl Scouts in attendance had a fantastic time!

We collected 55 journals and $75 . . .  we will be able to add 105 journals to our tally as a result of today's game.

Also, thanks Liz for arranging for Samantha to appear on the jumbo-tron while announcing the Brewers ticket winner.  One thing off her bucket list!  

Final thanks to the weather gods for providing a perfect weather day for us!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Milwaukee Brewers
Club Level Ticket

The Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club Community Relations has generously donated two Club Level tickets ($96 value) to any game this season at Miller Park.  Thank you Brewers!!!

There are 3 ways to enter:

1.  Come to the Timber Rattlers game on April 28th ~ donate 2 journals* or $5 per entry, OR 3 entries for $10

2.  Mail $5 or 2 journals* to:  Write to Recover, PO Box 146, Winneconne, WI  54986 ~ be sure to include your phone number so we can call you if you win 

3.  Buy one directly from a Write to Recover team member (Bill, Jill, Samantha or Sydney)

* NOTE:  Journals must be new, unused, and sold as a journal.  Brands like Carolina Pad, Top Flight, Groovy Hues, etc. can be purchased at Target or Walmart for as little as $2.

Entries must be received by April 27th or purchased at the ballpark on April 28th to qualify.  Checks can be made out to S. Zander.  Donations are tax deductible as contributions to Girl Scouts, Harbor House, or Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc.

The April 28th Timber Rattlers game is open to the public but also happens to be Girl Scout Day at the Ballpark.  Come on our for a great time, watch the girls sing the anthem on the field, and cheer on our Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at the newly renovated Time Warner Cable Field.  We hope the guys will be playing baseball and not ice hockey!!  It will be loads of fun.

The Girl Scout troop that donates the most journals will win a $20 gift certificate to the Council Shop!

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