Men across Stanislaus County are donning some red heels to benefit the Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus County.
It’s all part of the “Men of Stanislaus County – Put Themselves in Her Shoes” 2015 calendar, which are on sale now for $20.
The calendar features 12 months of men in red heels, including Turlock Police Chief Robert Jackson, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson, and Turlock City Councilmember Steven Nascimento.
Calendars can be purchased at either the Haven Women’s Center Turlock office, at 301 Starr Ave., or Modesto office, at 618 13th St. Calendars can also be purchased online here.
Purchasing the calendar helps raise awareness of sexual violence of women and helps raise funds for the Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus County.
“The calendar is an effort to put a lighthearted spin on a very serious and painful issue,” says the Haven Walk a Mile website. “We understand the importance of including men in the discussion of violence against women and believe they play a pivotal role in ending all types of abuse. This calendar is the first step we will take in engaging the broader community and we believe it will result in a safer, more peaceful corner of the world.”
While a great cause, the calendar is only the first step in a project that will culminate on April, 18 with the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes walk, which is open to all men and boys in Stanislaus County.
The Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus County promotes safety and healing for women and children affected by domestic or sexual violence, as well as being dedicated to a non-judgmental, client-centered approach through advocacy, education and supportive services.