Giving Tuesday was a huge success — Let’s keep going!
On December 3rd, a national day of philanthropy, we kicked off our month of fundraising with #GivingTuesday. It was a huge success! With your help, we built a gigantic Gingerbread Hotline to represent how your generous donations help support and build our organization. Check out all the photos below.
With such an outpouring of support, we want to keep the momentum going all throughout the month of December. Any gift made from December 1st through the 31st is effortlessly doubled, thanks to an amazing match opportunity from the Avon Foundation for Women, the world’s largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy focused on issues that matter most to women.
December is the perfect time to give
The matching gift by Avon could enable us to staff an additional 12,477 hours of advocate time, possibly helping an estimated 23,695 additional people. And the need is great. On July 20th, our advocates answered our 3 millionth call. This milestone highlights the vital role of the hotline in assisting victims, friends and family. The need for these services continues to grow.
- 1 in every 4 women and 1 in every 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by a current or former intimate partner
- 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner
- Intimate partner violence alone affects more than 12 million people each year