Distressed by the news stories of domestic violence? Do you know a friend who has been affected by violence in a relationship? There IS something you can do. Support me as I run and raise funds for Safe Passage - a local nonprofit that helps survivors of domestic violence take steps towards a brighter and safer future.
I am lucky to live in a community that steps up in a HUGE way every year to support survivors of domestic violence. Many thousands come out to run in December, and many raise money from friends and family. It's an amazing display of community spirit.
On December 7, I'm participating in this wonderful event - the 11th Annual Hot Chocolate Run. Please consider donating and helping my team raise a significant amount for Safe Passage, the organization addressing domestic violence in Hampshire County, MA.
Will you join me in supporting this terrific organization? I promise to match contributions 1:1 to reach my goal, so your gift will be leveraged to support Safe Passage’s important work. Safe Passage relies on people like you and me to bring hope, safety, and justice to women and families.
Here are some ways Safe Passage will put your gift to work:
$30: Resources, support and hope for a woman calling the 24-hour hotline
$55: A survivor's first counseling session. For many of Safe Passage's clients, this is the first time they've felt heard. It's the first time in years that they've felt hopeful.
$120: A drop-in support group session for survivors of domestic violence
$225: Information, advice and support for a survivor facing a divorce or custody dispute
$500: Healing counseling for a child who has witnessed violence
All contributions are tax-deductible, and you’ll receive an emailed receipt immediately after you donate.
You can make a difference for families affected by domestic violence. I hope you’ll join me!
Thank you so much for your support! If you want to register for the event or learn more about it, visit http://hotchocolaterun.com.
Hot Chocolate Run 2014: Step Up for Safe Passage!
Every day, Safe Passage helps women and children take steps towards a brighter and safer future. Some of these steps are easier, and some are harder. Every step is important.
Take a step towards helping families affected by domestic violence. Make a donation to a participant who is Stepping Up for Safe Passage!
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