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START OUT FRESH INTERVENTION ADVOCATES' Fundraiser:

(S.O.F.I.A.) Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates

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THE STORY:

Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (fondly referred to as S.O.F.I.A.) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that provides advocacy, supportive, financial services and referrals for temporary housing to “at risk” women and children of domestic violence. Our mission is help each of our domestic violence victim and survivor clients become self-sufficient, positive and successful.

1 in 4 women report experiencing domestic violence in their lifetimes.

Domestic violence and financial abuse often go hand-in-hand, but 8 in 10 Americans have not heard about financial abuse as a form of domestic violence. The number one reason domestic violence survivors stay, leave or return to an abusive relationship is that they don’t have the financial resources to break free.

S.O.F.I.A.'s mission involves encouraging others to support domestic violence awareness and offering support and assistance to victims, survivors and their families.  Our focus is to create social change, thus leading to the eradication of domestic violence..

Founder, Cynthia Walker and the S.O.F.I.A. Team are passionate about promoting healthy relationships by reaching out to children, teens and adults. Our S.O.F.I.A. Success Center is a facility wherein we offer a variety of free programs focused on educating and empowering women, children and the community on topics such as financial literacy and self-motivation. In addition to our "Soar to Success" programs, S.O.F.I.A. offers safe dating workshops for teens, "Superhero"workshops for children and support groups for women. We partner with organizations whose goals are to inspire, uplift and educate.  

Your participation in the Allstate Purple Purse Challenge is greatly appreciated and much needed for change, development and financial empowerment within our families and communities. The program ignites fundraising for more than 140 national, state and local domestic violence organizations. Funds raised will support life-changing financial empowerment services to help domestic violence survivors build safer lives for themselves and their families. 

Donations can be made through this fundraiser from September 28 to October 25, 2016. 

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

If you or someone you know has been affected by domestic violence and is seeking healing through a creative process, please contact S.O.F.I.A. to find out how we can be of assistance. We are currently based in Essex County, New Jersey.

Thank you in advance for your support!

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH!

Join us for our Candlelight Vigil on October 24, 2016, 6:30 - 7:30, Crane Park, Montclair, NJ.

S.O.F.I.A.

P.O. Box 674
Montclair, New Jersey 07042

(862) 251-6791

info@supportsofia.org
http://www.supportsofia.org

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$5,680

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alicia Robinson-Riche

    $50

  • Renee Townsend

     

  • Linda D Cathey

    $10

  • Bonni Taylor

    $50

  • Michelle Antonucci

    $10

  • Ruby H Edwards-Roberts

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jack & Annie Gillen

    $25

  • Lynn Fedele

    $50

  • The Diaz Family

    $25

  • Deborah D. Bethea

    $20

  • albert pelham

    $50

  • Christina M Cole

    $50

  • Lisa Van Dine

    $20

  • NikWes

     

  • Judy and Steve Hirsch

    $25

  • matilda williams

    $25

  • Margie Lizzi

    $100

  • Mikuel Darbeau

     

  • Fadila Gathers

    $50

  • Abigail Alfred

    $25

  • Wanda Edwards

    $25

  • The BE. Goode Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sandra Bolchune

    $10

  • Celina Johnson

    $100

  • Tara McCall & Jie Dong

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Beth Lawler

    $10

  • Andrew Pincus

    $10

  • Rachel

    $25

  • Rachael

    $34

  • Montclair Resident, Thank You

    $50

  • Wanda Wormley

     

  • Heidi Pereira

    $25

  • Emily Wiesemann

    $10

  • Lola and DaBoyz

     

  • Tiffany Booker

    $25

  • Kimberly Fields

    $50

  • Georgette Gilmore

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mandi

     

  • Kenneth Cooke

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • TOT

    $25

  • Fred and Genny Randall

    $250

  • Elaine Fahey

    $25

  • Robin Curry

    $10

  • Jill Jenkins

     

  • Fuquan Brown

    $25

  • Quintanna Walker

     

  • Anita O. Mack

     

  • Elaine Spears

    $25

  • Calvin Todd

     

  • Kathy Begley

    $25

  • sabina

     

  • Karen Hodge

    $100

  • For my friend cynthia

    $25

  • Alicia Robinson-Riche

    $50

  • Shar Walker

    $25

  • Malcolm shabazz

    $25

  • Pamela Olsen

    $25

  • Robin Hall

    $25

  • Community Members

    $155

  • Greg T

    $100

  • CGP and Reva J Sears

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Steve Alexander, Jr.

    $25

  • Johanna Wright

    $100

  • Inda Cares-Keyla

    $10

  • Agape Girls Gathering Ministry

    $10

  • Bonni Taylor

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • In honor of Wanda Edwards' "Colors of Survival" film

    $270

  • Kenya Cephas

    $200

  • Katja

    $50

  • Marcia Marley

    $100

  • Lisa Boyd

    $10

  • Andrea and Rob

     

  • Saleemah Staten, NJ Hair Studio

    $100

  • Eve Robinson

    $10

  • New Hope Village 4 Veterans

    $50

  • SAVE of Essex County

     

  • Shron Dean

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Donna Montague

    $25

  • Uzelaine Bain

    $100

  • Shron Dean

    $10

  • Gary and Robinson

     

  • IDA WALKER

    $50

  • Dawn Fitch

    $25

  • Elroy Corbitt

     

  • In Honor of MaShanda and Tre

    $100

  • Dr. Renee Baskerville

    $100

  • Claudia

     

  • Darrin Green

    $25

  • JoAnn McCullough

    $50

  • Roberta Herbert

     

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57% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $5,680 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

START OUT FRESH INTERVENTION ADVOCA...

Amount Raised

$1,417

 

14% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cynthia Walker

Amount Raised

$1,230

 

82% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristin Wald

Amount Raised

$595

Fundraiser Title

Leslie Faison

Amount Raised

$400

Fundraiser Title

Holly Robertson

Amount Raised

$400

Fundraiser Title

Bonni Taylor

Amount Raised

$350

Fundraiser Title

Amy Gallatin

Amount Raised

$288

Fundraiser Title

Maddy Guthrie

Amount Raised

$275

Donor Comments

Roberta Herbert

Roberta Herbert

11 months ago

JoAnn McCullough

JoAnn McCullough

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Darrin Green

Darrin Green

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Claudia

Claudia

11 months ago

Dr. Renee Baskerville

Dr. Renee Baskerville

DONATION: $100

In Memory of our Loved Ones 11 months ago

In Honor of MaShanda and Tre

In Honor of MaShanda and Tre

DONATION: $100

Forever in our hearts! 11 months ago

Elroy Corbitt

Elroy Corbitt

11 months ago

Dawn Fitch

Dawn Fitch

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

IDA WALKER

IDA WALKER

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Gary and Robinson

Gary and Robinson

11 months ago