First Day Fundraising Shout Out!
July 14, 2017
BENEFITING: Center Against Domestic Violence
ORGANIZER: Center Against Domestic Violence
As a survivor of Domestic Violence this campaign is truly important to me and my family. Every year TEN MILLION WOMEN are abused in the United States.
It takes abused women, on average 7 times to leave their abuser before they get away for good. Understanding when to leave and having a safe place to go is vital to getting out successfully. When victims try to leave is the most dangerous time in the relationship with the greatest chance of homicide. In my experience, the local shelter was full and the baby and I were put on a waitlist. Ultimately we returned to a very bad situation. This is the sad reality of domestic violence. Many women find they do not have the support system in place to safely get out. THE NEED FOR SHELTERS AND EDUCATION IS REAL. ACCORDING TO NBC, NEARLY 3 WOMEN ARE KILLED EVERYDAY BY THEIR ABUSIVE PARTNERS IN THE USA.
I hope that by raising money for the Center Against Domestic Violence, I can help protect other women and empower them to leave before it's too late. 100% of the funds raised go to teach young people about abusive relationships, how to spot them, how to get out of them and how to help friends leave abusers.
Formed in 1977, the Center Against Domestic Violence (CADV) is New York State’s first organization founded to end domestic violence. CADV operates three full-service shelters for victims, offering childcare, job assistance, housing placement, and counseling.