Please help us reach our goal so we are eligible for an exciting grant opportunity!!
On a daily basis if we turn on the news, pick up a paper or scroll through our newsfeed we see these headlines: “Bullied Teen Commits Suicide,” “Woman Killed in Domestic Violence Homicide” or “College Student Sexually Assaulted.” These headlines are a stark reminder of violence in our communities. To prevent further acts of violence like these, Women’s Crisis Center and the residents of Maysville are working hard for Maysville to be the first Green Dot city.
Green Dot is a nationally recognized strategy focused on preventing power-based personal violence – sexual violence, partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, bullying, and stalking. The strategy is based around the belief that each one of us holds power as bystanders to actively prevent violence and shape our community norms. The Green Dot strategy draws its name from the image of a map covered in red dots representing a terrible epidemic. In this image, a red dot represents any act of power-based personal violence. Green dots are just small, individual, manageable actions people can make to make it less likely that red dots show up on our community map. A green dot could be intervening to stop a high risk situation (what we call a red dot) or influencing our community norms through simple words and actions. The ultimate goal is to outnumber and displace all the red dots in our community so that we eventually have more green than red.
The City of Maysville and WCC envision a community where the norms are violence will not be tolerated and everyone is expected to do their part. We know we can achieve this by having more green dots than red dots on the map.
It is our solid belief that if we want to prevent violence, we need to get as many people on board as possible. No matter who you are, you can be a part of the solution. Put a green dot on the map today!
To learn more about Green Dot, please visit our site at greendotgcky.org or our Facebook page Green Dot GC/KY.
All funds raised will be used for materials and operational expense of making Maysville a Green Dot city.
All gifts are appreciated and get us one step closer to our minimum of $6,000 goal. If we reach this goal, we are eligible for additional grant through A Community Thrives and the Gannett Foundation ($10,000-$100,000). We know how great and effective Green Dot is, but we need your help getting us to that goal so the Gannett Foundation can find out why Green Dot is so important and all the great work Maysville’s doing to become the first Green Dot City!
Additionally, if we reach our $6,000 goal we’re eligible for a second grant through the Gannett Foundation—the fan favorite! This $25,000 grant is awarded to two campaigns that have the most donors. So every donation gets us one step closer to our $6,000 goal AND one vote closer to fan favorite!
As a thank you to donors, we would love to offer the following:
-If you donate $25, you will receive a Green Dot Button and Green Dot Pen!
-If you donate $50, you will receive a Green Dot Button, Green Dot pen, and a shout-out on Facebook!
-If you donate $100, you will receive a Green Dot Button, Green Dot pen, shout-out on Facebook, and a Green Dot Bystander Training dedicated to you. When beginning a bystander training, we will acknowledge the training is dedicated to you for your support in our mission.
-You can always opt out of any prize too if you wish to remain anonymous!
Thank you so much for donating and/or sharing on your social media!
Women’s Crisis Center is already so thankful for the overwhelming support from the Maysville community and we’re excited to take Green Dot to the next level. With the support of donors today and the support of a grant from the Gannett Foundation, we can all come together and make Maysville the first Green Dot city.