Vagina Monologues

Tech FMLA (Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance) announces the 7th annual community production of “The Vagina Monologues” for 2014 in Lubbock!

The Vagina Monologues is used as the centerpiece of V-Day: A Global Activist Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls. It is based on real women’s stories so it allows women who hear the stories to know that they are not alone in their own experience. It helps people who have experienced violence heal. It inspires people – women AND men – to get involved in V Day’s efforts to stop violence. It removes the shame often associated with the word “vagina” and the vagina itself and instead celebrates the word, celebrates women.

This year we are proudly raising funds for the Women’s Protective Services (WPS). Women’s Protective Services of Lubbock, Inc. (WPS) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in advocacy for women, men and children who have experienced domestic violence. WPS has been serving Lubbock TX and the surrounding communities since 1978. Women’s Protective Services is a community based program supported by volunteers. The services provided at WPS are free and confidential. Services are available without regard to race, sex, handicap, national origin, color, religion, sexual orientation, or income.

Donations: All amounts are accepted
*For Mature Audiences Only*

Location: Texas Tech Campus, Human Science Bldg. RM 169

Time: Friday, March 28th & Saturday, March 29th at 7:00 PM – Resource Fair begins at 6:00pm, Doors open at 6:00 pm

Contact: ttu.fmla@yahoo.com

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Market Street Bonus Stickers

Hello Lubbock! Women’s Protective Services is collecting Market Street Bonus Stickers from now until March 11, 2014. Every time you shop at Market Street you earn bonus stickers (1 sticker for every $10 spent) than can be redeemed in March for professional cookware. Here at WPS, we are trying to collect as many stickers as we can to provide cookware to the women we serve at our local shelter. If you would be interested in providing any stickers to support our cause it would be greatly appreciated. You can give us a call at (806)747-6491 and ask for Heather Daily. Thank you for all your help!

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Christmas Donations

Women’s Protective Service’s is in need of your help this holiday season. With Christmas right around the corner, it’s important for us to ensure every woman and child will be given a day filled with love and hope. We are accepting donations for a few more days! We are in need of preteen/teen donations. Below is a list of suggested items for this age group.

Suggested items for teenage boys:

Watches, headphones, ear buds, DVD’s, cologne, sports equipment (basketball, football, etc.), athletic bags, games, gift cards.

Suggested items for teenage girls:

Scarves, gloves, jewelry, fuzzy shoes, games, journals, decorative items, DVD’s, purses, perfume, gift cards.

If anyone is interested in donating items to WPS this year for Christmas you may contact us by phone. (806)747-6491. Thank you so much for all your love and support Lubbock!

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City Bank Community Rewards Contest!!

City Bank is conducting the Community Rewards program and will be giving away $50,000 to the 10 local non-profit that receive the most votes! You can vote by going online to City Bank’s website www.citybankonline.com. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on “Vote Now” to help WPS win! You may vote once per day, per computer from now until December 16th. Competition is intense so be sure to vote as often as possible! Thank you for all of your support!

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month & Candlelight Vigil

October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month so be sure to wear a purple ribbon to show support and recognition for all victims of domestic violence. Women’s Protective Services will also be having a Candlelight Vigil to honor the women who have lost their lives due to domestic violence. The Candlelight Vigil will be held October, 16th 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Lubbock Courthouse. This event is free and open to anyone interested in attending. For more information about this event, please contact Steven Garcia or Thomas Garcia at (806)747-6491. We hope to see you there!

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