The idea for Stand Up Men started in 2015 with a fundraiser seeking 100 men to stand up and donate $100 in honor of someone in their lives who deserved to live free of abuse. Through an overwhelming response, men began asking what they could do in addition to giving money and Stand Up Men naturally evolved as an action group.
Stand Up Men is a grassroots movement for men by men and a core group visible in Friday Harbor and the San Juan Island community. These men stand up both physically and ideologically to show that they care about their community and everyone in it. They stand at the courthouse every Friday afternoon (rain or shine!), meet every month, and work together to raise money for SAFE San Juans through visibility at the county fair, farmers market, Fourth of July parade and SAFE San Juans fundraisers.
SUM is expanding to Orcas and Lopez Islands in 2018!
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