Pamela Anderson Donates $60,000 to The Hotline

Pamela Anderson Donates $60,000 to The Hotline


She is probably best known for her career as an actress, but Pamela Anderson now spends most of her time raising funds for non-profit organizations worldwide. Anderson recently visited the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) to make a significant contribution and hear first-hand how advocates are making a difference in the lives of those affected by abuse.

Every day, advocates at The Hotline answer approximately 900 calls, chats and texts from victims, survivors, their friends and family seeking information about domestic violence. With one in four women, one in seven men and one in three teens experiencing physical, emotional or verbal abuse by an intimate partner in their lifetime, the need to provide resources and support for victims is critical. It is why The Pamela Anderson Foundation chose to donate $60,000 to the organization that has been answering calls around the clock since its inception in 1996.

“It was incredibly important for me to meet the men and women who, day in and day out, offer compassion and information to anyone who needs help with domestic violence. I am so happy to know that our donation will help ensure those seeking options will continue to find that trusted resource at The Hotline,” said Pamela Anderson, founder of The Pamela Anderson Foundation.

Anderson presented the check to Katie Ray-Jones, chief executive officer of The Hotline, who thanked the actress, author and philanthropist for her generous gift. “We know that Pamela is incredibly busy raising money to support her foundation, allowing her to donate to causes she believes in such as ours. We couldn’t do this work without supporters like The Pamela Anderson Foundation. We are grateful for people like her who have a place in their heart for the people we serve.”

Chideo, the charity network, captured Anderson’s visit to The Hotline; click on the image below to watch:



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  1. Been thru domestic violence and let me tell you! I got beaten at least 3 times in a month. My husband abandon me an my children and left us penniless. It’s been very hard financially , but thanks to the advocates I’m moving forward. At times I get depressed because I rember the hair pulling and when he would pour beer on me. My husband had many affairs and he would buy his lovers anything they wanted. My husband lovers sent the bills to my house so I could find out that he was having an affair. My husband would always tell me that I had to do everything he says! He would tell me that he was going to abandon me and the children and that I had to pay his mistress bills because I was his wife. I still get flash backs . The hair pulling, kicking me slapping me and finally l lost a baby! I had a miscarriage he beat me. Thank you advocates for your support! I’m still struggling financially but it has to get better! Marina ——-

    1. Marina,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to share your story with our online community. It sounds like you have been through some really traumatic experiences, and I’m so glad to hear that after all you have been through you are moving forward in your journey towards healing and safety. We are here to talk with you any time; please do feel free to reach out to chat with us again to brainstorm options for seeking the financial support that you and your family deserve as you continue to heal. We are here 24/7 by phone at 1-800-799-7233 and available to chat at between 7am-2am CT.

      Take care,

      Hotline Advocate AC

  2. We need more film and tv personalities to actively support, both vocally and financially, as well as other organizations that serve victims of violent crime, whether it is intimate partner violence, sexual assault, rape, abuse, human trafficking and many others.

    It is extremely imperative to be able to get the sexual assault victim or intimate partner violence victim help they need at the time they need it and in order to accomplish this goal, support is needed from the both public personalities as well as the corporate world and every individual.

    1. Hi Ken,

      Thank you so much for your support. We definitely agree that every survivor should have access to the resources they need in order to be safe. The lack of funding for programs and services means that many victims aren’t able to get the help they need. We truly appreciate each person that joins with us in this fight to end domestic violence and to raise awareness, so we can ensure that every person is able to lead the safe and healthy lives they deserve.

      Take care!

      Hotline Advocate AS

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