Friday, July 09, 2010

Help survivors of domestic violence....

Launching One Hundred Dollars, One Hundred Donors, One Hundred Days!

The Little Black Dress Society is raising money for the Kendall County Women's Shelter in Boerne, Texas where there currently is no shelter. I am asking for your help to make this campaign a success to set an example for other Societies to follow in their cities! Many small towns across the nation are without shelters.

Women living in Kendall County have to go 30 or more miles to a shelter. In most cases this means uprooting their children from school and/or leaving their jobs. Because of the distance, the likelihood of them leaving an abusive situation is very slim.

When their website launches next month, women across the nation will be able to start a Society in their community and kick off their own campaign to build more shelters.

Their goal for the One Hundred Dollars, One Hundred Donors, One Hundred Days campaign is to raise $10,000 in 100 days to donate to the shelter, slated to break ground in September 2010. They're challenging 100 members, individuals, groups, or companies to match the original $100 given to the founder, Amanda.

She was given a $100 bill and the challenge to make a difference in her community. She took that $100 and matched it with $100 of her own... and now I'm challenging others to do the same.

Get involved by donating online at the Kendall County Women's Shelter website. Make sure to mention LBD Society in the message field of the online form.

Join the challenge! Encourage your friends, co-workers, neighbors, and family to participate. Together we can make an impact on families touched by abuse.


Ben said...

Thanks for sharing the info on this. I came from a family that had domestic violence and it is definitely more prevalent than people know. Went and is great that they have people getting the word out there.

Keep it up.

Georgette said...

Thank you Ben!