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On June 2nd and 3rd businesses and organizations across the country will be recognizing National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The Milwaukee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense along with the Northside YMCA and the Human Equality Love Project, will be hosting a family friendly event at the YMCA from 12-3pm on Saturday, June 3rd.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day was inspired by the tragic death of Hadiya Pendleton – a majorette and high school student from the south side of Chicago – who marched in President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade.  One week later, after finishing final exams, Hadiya was shot and killed in a park near her school.  Soon after this tragedy, Hadiya’s childhood friends asked their classmates to commemorate Hadiya’s life – and the lives of hundreds claimed by Chicago’s gun violence each year – by wearing orange.  Explaining the action, they said, “Orange is used because hunters wear the color to warn other hunters not to shoot.  By wearing orange, we are showing others that we are human and wish not be gunned down.”

Wear Orange: Can You See Me Now?” Clip –

Join Us in Supporting the Cause!

In this spirit, we honor lives touched by gun violence by bringing our Milwaukee community together on June 3rd.

We are organizing a fair-style community event with a bounce house, carnival games, arts and crafts tables and so much more!  But we cannot do it alone! Below is a list of volunteer opportunities and items needed to make this Orange Day event memorable.

  • Face painters and artists
  • Balloon animals
  • Children’s entertainers
  • Musicians/ DJ
  • Volunteers to run carnival-style games, arts table and “photo booth”

We are also looking for the following items to be donated:

  • Snack size Chips
  • Bottled water
  • Bubbles
  • Popcorn
  • Orange Balloons
  • Cutie oranges
  • 8×11 Printer paper
  • Giftcards for Metro Market, Walmart or Target


Cash donations are also being accepted via at

If you are interested in volunteering, making a donation or have a question please email us at or 



Hosted By:

The HELP Project, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense & Northside YMCA


Saturday, June 3, 2017

12:00 – 3:00 pm CST


Northside YMCA, Milwaukee Wi  – View Map