First Step hosts 100 Men campaign in support of gender violence victims

Wayne, MI: – First Step, a local nonprofit that provides comprehensive services for victims of sexual and domestic violence, hosts its 100 Men campaign event on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at a private location in Wayne.

Detroit Lions safety, Don Carey, is the chairperson for the 100 Men campaign, which calls on 100 men to donate at least $100 or more to First Step. All proceeds raised in this campaign will help First Step provide life-saving services and resources to victims of violence.

"This event is important because it demonstrates that men can be and need to be an important part of the movement to end violence against women and children," said Jeff Gielniak, Board Member for First Step, "Men can be allies for women and girls, and role models for boys in the important work to end domestic and sexual violence. Funds raised through this campaign will allow First Step to reach more survivors and to provide free services such as counseling, shelter and legal information, children's programs, and compassionate response after an assault occurs."

The event will include a picnic dinner and tailgate with Carey and his teammates from the Lions, and takes place on Tuesday, September 26th at a private location in Wayne from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. For more information or to donate to the campaign online, please visit

About First Step

Founded in 1978 with locations in Plymouth, Wayne, Redford, and Lincoln Park, First Step works to provide comprehensive services to local families fleeing from domestic and sexual violence such as shelter, counseling, legal information, transitional housing, 24-hour help line and children's programs.

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