10:00 am10:00

Take Steps In Their Shoes

  • ArtsRiot
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Slip on or lace up your favorite purple shoes and join us for Take Steps In Their Shoes!

Walk with us for just over 2 miles through the South End of Burlington while wearing purple shoes to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Bid on silent auction items to support our services and programs.

Listen as those affected by domestic violence tell their stories. (Interested in telling your story? Let us know. NOTE: this is not an open mic event.) 

Encourage friends and family to register, or create a team and take steps together.

The first 100 individual participants to raise $500 will earn an event t-shirt. The top fundraising team will earn a special team trophy. If you can't attend our event, but would still like to support us, please feel free to donate to a participant's fundraising page on FirstGiving. 

Fundraising Tips
Offline Donation Tracking Sheet

Our services and programs are available free to everyone affected by domestic violence in Chittenden County, Vermont. Whether by supporting our emergency shelter, education and prevention initiatives, or our 24/7 hotline, each donation will help change lives. 

Interested in donating an item for the silent auction? Contact us

Event Timeline: 
9:30: Check-in and registration begins, silent auction opens
10:15: The walk begins! Volunteers and signs will lead you around the Pine St corridor of Burlington
11:45: Storytelling session and light refreshments
12:30: Fundraising and team prizes and silent auction items awarded
1:00: Event concludes

Preview the walk route: 


Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Yoga with Jazmine on Church St
9:00 am09:00

Yoga with Jazmine on Church St

  • Sukha Yoga

Come to Sukha Yoga's first Summer Series yoga event and support our mission! 

Join Sukha Yoga YTT graduate, Jazmine Rodriguez, for a vinyasa class to raise money for Steps to End Domestic Violence. The event will be at the top of the block on Church Street in Burlington.

Learn more about the event on Facebook.

Craft Benefit with B. Mee Art & Design
2:00 pm14:00

Craft Benefit with B. Mee Art & Design

  • Edo Hair Salon

Join Brittny Mee, who is collaborating with Steps to End Domestic Violence and Edo Hair Salon in Shelburne. 

Edo hair salon is donating their space for this fundraiser and Brittny Mee will be donating half of the profits to Steps to End Domestic Violence.

You can paint an 8oz jars and fillthem with a therapeutic blend of essential oils and wax, to make your own candles! 

Space is limited, please buy tickets in advance. All supplies included, just bring your passion to create!

Cheers for Charity
6:00 pm18:00

Cheers for Charity

  • Shelburne Vineyards

Please come and enjoy wine and conversation with friends & community merchants while listening to speakers from Steps to End Domestic Violence.

All proceeds will support our mission. 

This fun fundraising & networking event has been organized by Riley Mitiguy. Riley is a Sophomore Business major at Saint Michael's College.

Limited number of tickets available online and at the door.

1:00 pm13:00

Survive & Thrive 9th Annual Zumbathon® Charity Event

  • South Burlington High School

Steps to End Domestic Violence invites you to register and fundraise for our 9th Annual Zumbathon®. Partnering with Zumba® VT instructors, sponsors, and volunteers, we bring you Survive & Thrive 2017, the largest Zumba® event in the area. We are excited to be back at South Burlington High School again this year. 

Our fundraising goal is $35,000 to support our mission! All registration and fundraising donations will help us to continue to provide free services and support to those in Chittenden County who are affected by domestic violence. Register Now! 

Please use this link to our FirstGiving Event Page to register and create a fundraising page. This year's goal is $35,000 and we know, with your support, that we can make it! 

Follow along with us as we share updates, fundraising suggestions, and Downtown Burlington Shopping Spree information on our Facebook Event Page. 

For tips on fundraising, please see our Fundraising Guide. If you're collecting cash or check donations please print and use our Donation Form. You can add these as offline donations to your FirstGiving page.    

Please contact Janice Santiago at janices@stepsVT.org or 802-658-3131 x1068 with any questions.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for generously giving financial support, time, and talents to make this event possible. 

7:30 pm19:30

Solaris Vocal Ensemble Presents: This Shining Night

  • College Street Congregational Church

Solaris Vocal Ensemble will be presenting This Shining Night, a variety of choral, vocal and instrumental delights. 

"Joining Solaris will be William Lee Ellis, described as "an Americana/blues master acoustic guitarist" by Jim Dickinson, music producer. Dr. Ellis, a member of the music faculty at St. Michael's College, is a musicologist with a specialization in the blues. He will be performing with his wife, Julie Coffey, who is the Director of Program Services at Steps to End Domestic Violence."

This is a free concert with all donation proceeds being generously donated to Steps to End Domestic Violence.

Benefit Comedy Improv Show at the Vermont Comedy Club
6:00 pm18:00

Benefit Comedy Improv Show at the Vermont Comedy Club

  • Vermont Comedy Club

Mark your calendars to attend a benefit Improv Comedy show at the Vermont Comedy Club in downtown Burlington. The Napoleon Improv troupe will be performing!

About Napoleon

Napoleon is Vermont Comedy Club's MainStage short form improv team. This group of experienced improvisers has an infectious energy, and is known for its strong characters and physical style. Many members of Napoleon also perform with Vermont Comedy Club’s touring company, which performs at venues and corporate events throughout New England. The team was featured at this year’s Green Mountain Comedy Festival, and members are featured regularly on the “Improv Vermont” podcast (available on iTunes).

Tickets are only $5. A portion of the proceeds will benefit our mission!

Dec 19

Call to Artists - "A World Free of Violence"

Seeking art that represents the theme, "A World Free of Violence" for an upcoming exhibition hosted by Steps to End Domestic Violence. All submissions must be wall-ready, including wiring on the back of each piece. Interested artists should submit an image of work for consideration and other details to janices@StepsVT.org.

We will be displaying this artwork in January at Main Street Landing Union Station in partnership with Arts Alive and SEABA. A reception will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 as part of First Friday Art Walk.

6:00 pm18:00

Candlelight Vigil and Survivor Speakout

  • Burlington City Hall

Held annually, our Candlelight Vigil and Survivor Speakout begins in front of Burlington City Hall on Church Street. A local survivor will speak and share about the importance of coming together in solidarity during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

Candles are lit and the crowd marches in silence to the First Unitarian Universalist Church at the top of Church Street. There, survivors have the opportunity to share their stories in a safe space through speaking, singing, reading something, or in whatever way they wish. 

Media is invited and welcomed at the candlelight vigil and march, but are asked to not attend the speakout in order to provide a safe space for survivors. 

12:01 am00:01


From our partners at the National Network to End Domestic Violence:

"Many people don't know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - even though 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and an average of 3 women die every day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner.  

Join us Thursday, October 20 by wearing or displaying purple to raise awareness about domestic violence. Share a photo using the hashtag #PurpleThursday

Join us and use #PurpleThursday as YOUR opportunity to get involved, take a stand against domestic violence, and express your solidarity with survivors of domestic violence and their families."

Join us this October, and all year, to honor, celebrate, and support those affected by domestic violence and the advocates that are working to end it: Ways to Give



Oct 21

"A Survivor Stands Beside Me" Photography Exhibit

  • Community College of Vermont

Photography Exhibit

With photos by Stephen Mease

Community College of Vermont (CCV), in Winooski, is displaying the very special, "A Survivor Stands Beside Me" photography exhibit, this week in the Student Lounge. As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, CCV, is displaying 6 of the original pieces from this project from 2011.

The exhibit is made up of photographs of those who have personally been affected by domestic violence, family members, friends, allies, and supporters. This photo exhibition demonstrates that people affected by domestic and dating abuse are always among us. 

The six photographs together emphasize the fact domestic and dating violence affects people from all socio-economic, cultural backgrounds, every gender identity, age group, and educational background. Families, friends, and community members are all affected by domestic violence (even if they are not explicitly experiencing the violence). 




5:00 pm17:00

Peace Paper Project Art Reception at Champlain College

  • Center for Communication and Creative Media

Champlain College's Art Gallery is hosting a Peace Paper Project event for students and college community. The Peace Paper Project allows people (survivors or allies) to bring a piece of clothing tied to trauma and turn it into art through paper making. The opening art reception, which is open to the public, will be in Champlain College's Art Gallery. 

On October 12th and 13th students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to check out the activity, contribute a piece of clothing, and/or make paper out of clothing. Items created will be on display in the Champlain College Art Gallery. Workshops will be held in the Rozendaal Courtyard from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. both days. 




10:00 am10:00

Clothesline Project at University of Vermont

  • Living Well at Dudley H. Davis Center

The Clothesline Project is a visual display to honor survivors of violence. Survivors and community members decorate t-shirts with powerful messages of strength and support, then the shirts are displayed around the community to raise awareness.  

The Clothesline Project is held every year at the University of Vermont in partnership with the UVM Women's Center, Pride Center of Vermont, and HOPE Works. 

10:00 am10:00

Clothesline Project at St. Michael's College

  • St. Michael's College

The Clothesline Project is a visual display to honor survivors of violence. Survivors and community members decorate t-shirts with powerful messages of strength and support, then the shirts are displayed around the community to raise awareness.  

The Clothesline Project is held every year at St. Michael's College in partnership with the Center for Women and Gender, Pride Center of Vermont, and HOPE Works.

Please stop by the St. Michael's green and be moved!

Oct 31

New Moon Cafe Suspended Meal & Coffee Program

  • New Moon Cafe

New Moon Cafe on Cherry Street in Burlington offers a suspended meal and coffee program to benefit the local homeless community.  Guests can donate to the program, giving $2 for a coffee or $4 for a meal, which allows a guest in need to 'retrieve' this pre-paid-for item later. New Moon matches these donations one-for-one, meaning that for each meal donated, two meals are given out free of charge.

During October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, New Moon will donate these matched meals to Steps to End Domestic Violence to benefit victims of domestic violence.

Stop by New Moon to donate to the program and see the Domestic Violence Awareness Month display in the back room!

Sep 18

Breathe Easy Yoga Fundraiser

  • Berlin City Fiat Alfa Romera

Help us support the fight against domestic violence. Join us on September 17th and 18th for a charitable yoga event at the Berlin City Fiat showroom, featuring acclaimed L.A. Yoga Instructor Cody Mitchell. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Steps to End Domestic Violence

For more information visit: http://bit.ly/2c10HpC

To reserve a mat space, email customerservice@berlincity.com with your name, the class you'll be attending and number of mat spaces you'd like to reserve.

Saturday, September 17th
9:30 -11:00 am: Hip Hop Vinyasa Flow
11:15 -1:15 pm: Arm Balance Workshop
5:00 -7:00 pm: Vine and Vinyasa

Sunday, September 18th
9:45-11:00 am: Restore Vinyasa

COST: A $15 - $20 donation is appreciated

Berlin City Fiat Alfa Romeo, 585 Marshall Ave, Williston, VT