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Butterfly Release for Peace

September 23

Social distancing is keeping us from many of the formal events with which we would ordinarily mark the milestones of our lives. Women’s Resources of Monroe County wants the community to know that although we’re unable to gather together for the 10th Annual Butterfly Release for Peace, this does not mean that the experiences and lives of our survivors are forgotten.

The Butterfly Release for Peace celebration will feature music, inspirational messages, and the release of beautiful Monarch butterflies, which can be purchased for $15 each. Included in each purchase is a memorial keepsake magnet which will be sent along with a copy of the event program. The iconic symbol of the butterfly lends itself to the vision of rebirth, transition, hope and strength; all positive attributes to the loved ones being remembered, honored and celebrated.

We hope you will join us by participating in our special Virtual Butterfly Release on Wednesday, September 23 at 5:30PM. The Virtual Butterfly Release gives all of us the opportunity to honor individuals impacted by domestic violence while showing support of the families who’ve lost a loved one.

This butterfly release is for everyone. Share and invite your family and friends to participate also.

How to participate:

  • Register for the 10th Annual Butterfly Release and purchase your butterflies online at www.wrmonroe.org/butterfly2020. We will send you a copy of the event program along with a special Butterfly gift. On the day of the event, tune in to our Facebook Live to watch us release your butterflies for you!
  •  Download and choose one of the Butterfly Release Certificate coloring pages below. Color it as you wish and fill out the name. When you are finished, hold it up and take a picture. Share that picture with us at:
  • Please join us on Sept 23 at 5:30 PM by following the instructions on the Zoom link that will be emailed to you or through our Facebook Live to view for our virtual Butterfly Release. Open Facebook and type in “Women’s Resources of Monroe County, Inc.” in your search bar to join us. The Butterfly Release video will also be made available on our website to view at your convenience.

Honor and memorial names provided when making a gift before Tuesday, September 1st will be included in the Butterfly Release program. If you have any questions about Women’s Resources’ Butterfly Release, participating in the Facebook Live event, or your gift, please reach out to Melanie Milo via email mmilo@wrmonroe.org or phone (570) 424-2093 Ext. 119.

Please have your colored images sent in by 10 am on Friday, September 11th. **If you do not wish to have your photograph shared publicly, please only send a picture of your butterfly with no persons in the picture when you submit.


    *Butterfly purchases or sponsorship’s made after 9/15 will not be included in the Butterfly Program.


September 23


Women’s Resources of Monroe County
570-424-2093 ext 119