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Affiliated with Men for HAWC
and The Men's Initiative for Jane Doe
I have been volunteering
as a member of Men for HAWC (Help for Abused Women and their Children)
for the past six years, and have participated in the creation of Massachusetts
statewide Mens Initiative for Jane Doe, the coalition of battered
womens agencies and rape crisis centers. For the past four years
I have been volunteering as coordinator of Gloucester Men Against Domestic
Now in GMADAs fourth year, since the billboard went up and BREAKING
OUR SILENCE was finished, we are sending out hundreds of copies of articles
about our work, 200 copies of the video, and hundreds of bumper stickers.
In addition, we have requests from several places for t-shirts and other
items carrying the STRONG MEN DONT BULLY message. All of this
has been at our own expense.
To keep offering these ideas and items, we are building GMADA a website
and creating a business. This is necessary in order to keep track of expenses
and sales in an appropriate way. For now, the business is essentially
a one person business, with the help of volunteers. If the interest continues
to grow GMADA will become a formal non-profit corporation. Hopefully sales
from the website will begin to reimburse our expenditures. Any net profits
will be dispersed equally - 50/50 - between womens agencies working
with victims and programs encouraging prevention and recovery for boys