Purple Lights Month
October 1 - October 31
Purple Light Nights is a campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. The Chilliwack Violence Against Women in Relationships committee adopted this campaign in 2009 to raise awareness in our community to show our support to victims of domestic violence.
This international awareness campaign invites residents to shine a purple light bulb on their front porch or front window and wear purple wrist bands for the entire month of October to remember the victims and honour the survivors of domestic violence.
The campaign originated in Covington, Washington in 2006 as a way to ‘Shine a Light on Domestic Violence.’ October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and purple is the symbolic color of domestic violence. Every year in October we ask that you help honour those who have lost their lives and send a strong message that “Domestic Violence Has No Place in Our Community.”
For the month of October we will be selling purple light bulbs and wrist bands by donation from our Admin office at 9046 Young Rd. All proceeds from this campaign will support ongoing awareness of Purple Light Nights Chilliwack.