Awareness Bracelet Design Contest!

bracelets closerThis fall MAAV will celebrate our 20th Anniversary! 7 years ago we started a tradition of creating a Domestic Violence Awareness Bracelet that’s sold throughout the community during October in conjunction with our Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil. This year we invite the community to help us design a special bracelet to mark our 20th year. Read all the details here about the contest rules, criteria and deadlines. Many thanks to our judges, Lorrie DiCesare of Hourglass Gift Gallery, Joanne Cotton of Madison Ave of Melrose, and community member Mary Beth Margolis. Let the creativity begin!

18th Annual Melrose Run for Women is May 10!

MAAV Road Race 062   Yes, spring has finally come to New England! What better way to celebrate than lacing up and participating in the Melrose Run for Women, a 3.5 mile road race held on Mother’s Day. Walkers and babies in strollers also welcome. Click here to register or for more information. This is a wonderful, family-friendly event! We are grateful to the Melrose Running Club for organizing this event and for supporting MAAV for 18 years!


PSA on Teen Dating Abuse & Bystanders

Check out the winning PSA in our recent contest among Melrose High School TV Production students!