Join Us - Wear Jeans for a Purpose!

Please join us Wednesday, April 28th by participating in Denim Day! We are asking our community members to join HAVEN in standing up to misconceptions around sexual violence by wearing jeans on April 28th. Whether you are at work, home, or working from home, we encourage you to put on your favorite pair of jeans and challenge your friends to do the same to raise awareness for sexual assault.

WHY DENIM? Denim Day follows a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the 18 year old victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape. 

WAYS TO GIVE? If you are able, please donate on our website or through our text to give platform by texting JEANSFORHAVEN to 44-321. Every dollar counts and your contribution will go directly towards our mission.  Thank you! 

GIVEAWAY CHALLENGE DETAILS

By participating in HAVEN’s Denim Day challenge on April 28th, you are automatically entered to win a $100 LEVI’s gift card!

All you have to do is:
✨Wear Jeans, take a picture of yourself, use the hashtag #JEANSFORHAVEN and tag us on Instagram (@haven_nh ) or Facebook ( /HAVENNH1)
✨Challenge 3 people (friends, family members, coworkers, community partners, etc.,) to join you!
✨Follow HAVEN’s Accounts!
✨ Donate $5 to HAVEN if you are in the position to do so! You can text JEANSFORHAVEN to 44-321 or donate on our website.

Giveaway winner will be announced Friday, April 30th at 3pm. Challenge begins April 28th at 7am EST. You do not need to be nominated to participate in the challenge.

*Your privacy should NOT be a barrier to participate! If you have a private account, please send us a DM screenshot of your post and we will make sure to enter your name.

*HAVEN will not use or repost photos without permission.

Please email development@havennh.org with additional questions!

Denim Day Highlights from 2020!

Portsmouth NH
Main Office

Phone: 603-436-4107
Fax: 603-436-7951
Crisis counseling is available on a walk-in basis during office hours.
Office/walk-in hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

20 International Drive,
Suite 300 Portsmouth, NH 03801

Rochester NH
Office

Crisis counseling is available on a walk-in basis during office hours.
Office/walk-in hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

150 Wakefield Street, Suite 16 Rochester, NH 03867

Epping NH
Office

Crisis counseling is available on a walk-in basis during office hours.
Office/walk-in hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

285 Calef Highway
Suite12 C (Second Floor)
Epping, NH 03042

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