Monday, March 20, 2023

Paint the 757 purple today and raise awareness of domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Samaritan House continues to raise awareness of this important issue this month as we Paint 757 Purple in conjunction with nearly 40 Hampton Roads businesses that are generously helping educate patrons while raising much-needed funds to assist victims of violence.

“Every October, we take the time to remember those impacted by domestic violence, raise awareness and bring the community together . This year, are very excited to have so many returning and new businesses participate in Paint 757 Purple. Be sure to wear purple this Thursday and we encourage people to patronize businesses that support our mission,” said Robin Gauthier, Executive Director, Samaritan House.

Paint 757 Purple is presented by PRA Group, GFL Environmental and Dragas Companies. Local participating businesses are supporting Samaritan House by spreading awareness and helping to raise funds in a variety of creative ways, including offering purple themed products/specials, hosting special events, ‘rounding up purchases’ or by simply asking patrons to make donations of any size via a donation box or by texting “SAM” to 50155. The public is also invited to wear purple and patronize our partners on Thursday, October 20 for National Wear Purple Day.

For a complete list of participating Paint 757 Purple businesses, visit

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