Thank you for visiting my Hot Chocolate Run 2012 fundraising page!
On December 2, I will walk in this year’s Hot Chocolate Run, as I have done many years before. This great event raises funds for Safe Passage, the organization addressing domestic violence in Hampshire County, MA (and my employer for the past three years). I am increasing my commitment this year by asking for pledges of your support, especially to advance our new executive director's objective to expand our legal program (a.k.a. my part-time job).
The Hot Chocolate Run is Safe Passage's largest fundraising event. Participants run a 5K or walk 2 miles and then enjoy delicious gourmet hot chocolate. All of the money raised by the event supports Safe Passage's important work, including an emergency shelter program, individual counseling and support groups, legal services (that's me!), a 24-hour hotline and more.
Here are some examples of what these services cost:
$20: Emergency funds for a woman to purchase groceries or diapers
$45: A one-hour counseling session for a woman seeking help for the first time
$80: One weekly drop-in group session for survivors of domestic violence
$100: An hour of ASL interpreting for a deaf survivor's counseling session
$135: Three sessions for children who have witnessed domestic violence
$500: A month of on-call advocacy for victims of domestic violence police calls
Please sponsor me in this event by making a donation to Safe Passage through this page. ANY amount will help, and all contributions are tax deductible. You will receive an emailed receipt immediately after you donate.
Thank you so much for your support!
If you want to register for the event or learn more about it, visit http://hotchocolaterun.com and our new website at http://safepass.org
Hot Chocolate Run 2012: Step Up for Safe Passage!
Make a donation to support a Hot Chocolate Run participant!
Financial contributions directly support the comprehensive, FREE services that Safe Passage provides to women and children who have experienced domestic violence.
Participants who raise $100 or more will receive a custom hat to wear at the event. Stay tuned for news about prizes for our top fundraisers!
Safe Passage is the organization in Hampshire County building safety, hope and justice for families who have lived with domestic violence. Adults and kids come to Safe Passage for a variety of programs: an emergency shelter, counseling and support groups, legal advocacy, and so much more. We also work to prevent domestic violence before it happens through our community engagement programs. We hope you'll join us in our work by making a donation! Learn more at our website