A special campaign which combines fund raising, education and awareness was launched by the Foundation for Women in Difficulty under the slogan No Excuse for Abuse. The foundation sells purple bracelets and sets up information stations in busy locations to spread the message within the local community. Some businesses took the initiative even further by organizing their own separate fund raisers. De Palm Tours organized a flea market and volunteered to clean out closets for charity, resulting in a successful yard sale on the sidewalk in front of the company boulevard headquarters. The event was flavored with live music of a seasonal gainta band. The Foundation for Women in Difficulty operates a shelter, served to house women on the run from spousal abuse, and the facility is completely dependent on donations from the community.