It can be helpful to put yourself in someone else’s shoes to see a new perspective, or strengthen your understanding of what challenges others might be experiencing – and the Susan B. Anthony Project (SBAP) hosts a walk to do just that.
The Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation is proud to sponsor the 4th annual SBAP Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men’s march where men and boys lead the way on the road to end sexual and domestic violence.
The Susan B. Anthony Project provides crisis and support services to those who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Their annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event focuses on spreading awareness and increasing community involvement. The walk, created by men, gives participants the opportunity to start a conversation and stand alongside women and children as allies, advocates and survivors. Participants are given red heels to physically represent walking in someone else’s shoes, offering an engaging way to step outside of their comfort zone.
“It was great to come together with my fellow colleagues and the community to raise awareness for an important issue. Participating in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event was a rewarding experience – and although it was quite blister inducing, I would happily do it again for such an empowering and worthy cause.” – Stephen L. Lewis, President & CEO, Thomaston Savings Bank
A group of male officers and executives from Thomaston Savings Bank donned the red pumps for photos to promote the event and the Bank created a personal team, including President and CEO, Stephen Lewis, to participate in the walk. The Bank’s team consisted of different levels of employees all of whom are passionate about supporting the organization and spreading their message. The event was held both virtually and in-person allowing participants to interact and connect in different formats. The Thomaston Savings Bank team marched locally on May 21st kicking off the week of the event’s activities.