What We are About
Shannon Whren Enterprises Inc. (SWEINC), is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that brings awareness to and stands against domestic violence. Since domestic violence is such a taboo topic of discussion, so many people suffer in silence each day. In this country, a number of people have been impacted by domestic violence either directly, or indirectly. Our organization has been providing supportive emergency services to women and their children seeking refuge through securing shelter, clothing, and other resources at the critical stage when victims leave their abusers. SWEINC has now developed a movement through a national stage play that will positively impact the lives of many victims, and create awareness for so many. SWEINC also sponsored its first annual community day, highlighting domestic violence awareness and giving out resources. In 2012, SWEINC hosted a fundraising gala aimed at raising funds to support domestic violence victims and their families. SWEINC also sponsored theater productions of the national stage play Bound and Gagged which were performed several times during 2013-2016. The proceeds from these events assisted tremendously with the costs associated with helping victims, spreading awareness and providing resources.
The statistics surrounding domestic violence:
We, at Shannon Whren Enterprises Inc., along with numerous community partners, have assisted victims and abusers alike, by supporting the stage play Bound and Gagged. Since 2012, the organization has partnered with New Horizon and New Endeavors Women’s Shelters in such events as the Domestic Violence Awareness Gala, Toyland, and Guest-Speaking Engagements at the shelters. We have partnered in our community with local churches such as Spirit of Faith Christian Center, First Baptist Church of Capitol Heights, First Baptist Church of Minnesota Ave., Campbell AME, and Union Temple. The outreach programs with whom Shannon Whren Enterprises Inc. has partnered include: Catch Them Young, D.C. Job Corp., WHUR Behind Closed Doors, P.G. Storm football team, Sharper Minds Symposium for Teens, Serenity’s Door, Men Cry Too, Diadem International, Divine Images Network, and Dee's House of Hope. Shannon Whren Enterprises Inc. supplied Thanksgiving meals for domestic violence families, Christmas Meals and Gifts for children who lost both parents to domestic violence. High profile domestic violence victims such as Tonya Wilkerson Sullivan, and little Kodi who was shot on a D.C. Metro bus, and a family relocated under witness protection, who fled their home state to escape domestic violence were all benefactors of Shannon Whren Enterprises Inc.’s efforts. Additionally, we have a host of high school students and Job Corp students who volunteer their time and talents to assist us further with our organization’s efforts.
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Domestic Violence Awareness Ice Blanket Challenge
Rules for DVA Ice Blanket challenge
There are 3 ways to donate:
1. If you do not accept the challenge from the person that called you out. You must donate! You can still call out 3 people for the DVA Ice Blanket Challenge. Once a person is called out, they have 24 hours to accept and complete the challenge.
2. Accepting the challenge:
Fill up a cooler/large container with ice water. Ice must be visible to ensure the water is ice cold.
Get a full size flat bed sheet/blanket or larger and put in ice water.
While the sheet/blanket is getting nice and cold start recording.
State that you have been called out and by whom. You accept the DVA Ice Blanket Challenge and call out who you would like to challenge.
After you have called them out take the challenge.
Blanket/Sheet has to stay wrapped on you for 10 seconds. You must count out aloud (no silent counting). If blanket/sheet is thrown off before the 10 seconds, you must donate. Upload your video to social media (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, etc.) and add the # #DVAIceBlanketChallenge and #SWEINC and tag the people you called out.
You can still donate with a successful DVA Ice Blanket Challenge (Optional)
3. We need your donation of $25 or more to help bring awareness to Domestic Violence. Supporting the cause assists us with our vision and mission.
All donations are tax deductible
Making a Difference
The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) | 1.800.787.3224 (TTY)
Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. There are no fees, no names, no judgment. Just help.
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