Shop Till it Stops Pop Up Event

Center Against Domestic ViolenceIn honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, on October 24, 2015, the Center Against Domestic Violence hosted Shop Till it Stops – a pop up event – to recognize victims and survivors of domestic violence. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time to acknowledge the courage of people who have said “no” to violence and to spread awareness about domestic violence emergency shelters and services.

The Center contacted local community establishments to bring awareness of domestic violence to the Brooklyn community. Shop Till It Stops was held at The Living Gallery – an art gallery known for bringing diverse groups of people together and encouraging communication through the arts – in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Guests encountered a relaxed, fun shopping experience while learning about domestic violence through art and literature and chatting with CADV staff.  We were able to raise $3,000 in proceeds for this event.

Whatever was not sold the day of the event was given to the women living in our shelters.

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The event featured clothing sales from multiple participating vendors, including Eileen Fisher,Crossroads Trading Company, L.E.S amis, and donations from members of SoHo boxing gym Work Train Fight. Food was donated from Brooklyn Macand Sahadi’s, beer was lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery, and art by Gwen Shockey and Sherry Tagoe. Owner of High Bridge Cold Brew, whose main mission is to employ victims of domestic violence, handed out free samples and donated $1 per every bottle sold at the event. Start-up owner of Mama D’s Tasty Treats sold her delicious Italian and zucchini bread and sweets, and also donated 25% of her proceeds to CADV. There were raffle prizes including Kerry Washington’s Purple Purse (of the Purple Purse Challenge), soap basket from Flynn & King, duvets from Remodo, gift card donated by TJ Maxx & an iced coffee basket from High Bridge Cold Coffee.

“Thank you to everyone who participated to make this happen. The support that was shown means so much to us and we can’t wait to come together as a community again.”
Judy Kahan, CEO 

Shop Till it Stops Photos

– Shop Till it Stops flyer created by artist Stephanie Haller