"Giving Tuesday" is just days away. This year, please support the domestic violence awareness efforts, shelters, and advocacy groups in your neighborhood!
To locate organizations and agencies in your area, visit this website - it has the most comprehensive list I have found yet, for every state... and other good DV info too.
Here are a few ways you can support DV awareness and help victims through your local nonprofits:
* Donate stuff. Call your local shelter to find out what they need most - women's and children's clothing, hygiene products, food (nonperishable or homemade), home supplies, toys... Anything you use on a daily basis is probably something the shelter needs more of!
* Donate time. Nonprofits of all kinds are notoriously overworked and understaffed. Domestic violence groups are no different! Whether you have a specific skill to share (such as teaching an art class to the kids, or yoga to the women), or feel more capable working in the office, there's probably something you can help to do!
* Donate money. Of course, cash and gift cards are always welcomed. There is never enough money to help all the victims who need assistance. Donations big and small go a long way to helping another woman get safe.
*Share your story. Stop the violence by breaking the violence! The more we talk about it, the more victims can be helped... and prevented.
* The Centauride needs your help too! The easiest thing you can do is share this website or the facebook page with your friends and family. Or contribute to ride expenses on my GoFundMe site.